Why continue to pay your local power company your hard earned money month after month when you have a viable alternative? A solar powered unit is an amazing way to get yourself out from under monthly utility bills. Why borrow your power when you can be the proprietor of it? Mount a solar energy unit on your home or business and experience for yourself how using the power of the sun to create energy can help you towards financial freedom and how it can benefit you. Solar powered homes can help save the earth, and money!
Solar energy is an “eco” beneficial way to create power and electricity for yourself….. for free. A normal solar power system will yearly reduce up to 12,000 lbs of carbon, and tons of fossil fuels that would otherwise be spewed into our atmosphere and our earth. This is the same amount of carbon created by driving the a vehicle the average amount of 16,000 miles annually or the eco benefit of planting two acres of trees. That is a huge benefit for our environment. Think if everyone in the United States was on board. That would cut our dependency on fossil fuels up to 60%.
Along with the amazing environmental effect, a nicely and properly installed solar power unit can also offer sweet monetary savings. You can even receive money back from the utility companies when you create more energy than you consume. In countries like Germany, the surplus power produced on a home is actually sold back to the power company. With the current economy lows and tax rebates as well as federal credits available and the cost of power ever rising, you can be sure of an economic savings of ten to twenty times the initial investment over the course of the units lifetime for a business system and even longer for home units. Naturally, be cautious and check the terms of your contract, should you have one. Once the units have paid for themselves in utility bill savings, you will have absolutely free power for the remainder of the life of your solar unit. Most companies will also allow you to finance your systems with payments lower than what your utility bills would typically run.
If staying connected to a central power grid and company is not your thing, solar powered generators is another way to harness the sun and power up your own home needs- this way you can be completely on your own, but the maintenance will be your responsibility.
Realize that there are a plethora of ways to harness the sun’s energy for your benefit, not just through solar panels. Passive solar heating in homes cuts down on the electricity bill too. Strategic skylights and windows reduces the electricity for lighting. Using a solar cooker, instead of your stove is yet another passive way to run your home at little cost and with little environmental impact.