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Benefits of A Solar Energy System

If you like the thought of contributing to the efforts of making the earth a better place to live, or if you like money, you’ll love solar energy. There are a myriad of great reasons to install a photovoltaic solar power generation system in your home or commercial building, here are a few.

  • A solar energy system adds to your property value without adding any tax liability.

  • Home based solar power is a quiet, nearly maintenance free, continuous source of electricity.

  • Solar electric systems reduce pollution and CO2 emissions by generating electrical power using radiant Sun light that can replace electricity that comes from coal fired electrical plants.

  • Many states including California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas and Arizona offer $0 down installation plans that immediately lower your electric bill and cost nothing to install or maintain.



Solar power systems generate electricity at peak power usage times (during the day) when the value and cost of electricity is the highest. Modern grid-tied home solar power systems can use the cheap rate grid power at night and reduce or eliminate the need for the high rate electrical power during the day. Home-owners can actually push power back into the electrical grid during the day and run their meters backwards which is generates energy credits and even capital. Imagine your electric company sending you a check every month instead of a bill! Sounds too good to be true? It happens every day in America.

Sizing Solar Electric Power Systems for Homes

Calculating a Cost Benefit Analysis and ROI of Home Solar Power

The cost of installing a solar photovoltaic system has come down dramatically in the past few years. Where a suitable system from 1998 would have costs around $12 per watt of energy produced, the costs are typically less than $3 per watt installed. This dramatic drop in cost makes modern solar electric power systems far more available and accessible for the average home-owner. When tax credits from federal and state incentive programs are considered, the energy savings and profit potential are impossible to ignore.

Solar electricity is no longer a fringe idea. With photoelectric solar cells and a complete photovoltaic power system, your household can easily reduce the electricity consumption needed from the grid and can literally reverse the spin of your electrical meter by generating more energy than the amount you are consuming. As a home-owner, consider the increased value to your investment and imagine the joy you’ll feel watching your meter spin backwards knowing that your home is passively making money. Many home-owners with modern solar electric systems receive a check instead of an electric bill every month. Why don’t you?

To calculate the return on your investment or figure out the appropriate size solar system you’ll need to eliminate your electric bill, please contact us now at Get Energy Rate. You will receive quotes from several pre-screened, local solar installers that will happily come to your home or business to look at your exact situation and advise you regarding installation options, the amount of electricity you can expect to generate from your roof and any available tax savings, leasing programs, government rebates and incentives in your area.

Modern Solar Power Generation Technology

We are constantly seeing new breakthrough technology in photovoltaic solar power systems as scientist and manufacturers continue to create cheaper and more efficient panels and supporting components.

However, even with all the research and development in the solar industry, one thing is for certain, solar panels are the best way for home-owners to create electricity simply and efficiently. Regardless of the myriad of technological advances, solar panels will remain the primary component of home solar energy production systems for the foreseeable future. There will always be various different types of photovoltaic cells being developed in an effort to improve efficiency and production costs, but the modern solar panels are amazing. Today's solar photovoltaic systems are light years ahead of the early designs with often haphazard set-ups. Modern solar power systems use a method of sun exposure to generate electricity via semiconductors. Simple, direct exposure to the sun and its heat generates electrons that are then captured into the solar system and transformed into usable electricity. This same basic design is used for tasks as small as charging your mobile phone to as large the system needed to entirely power all of the appliances in your home.

Long gone are the days of the extremely expensive and relatively inefficient solar panel in the 1970s. Fortunately for us, the US government spent a small fortune to purchase and manufacture a massive amount of these early and inefficient panels for use by the military. This huge order jump started the entire industry and paid for the lion share of the research and development to get to where we are today. Now most any home-owner can afford solar panels that are so efficient they can even generate passive income right from your roof. If you install a large system and use less power than your photovoltaic system produces, you can get paid for the unused electricity by your local utility company. Imagine, instead of seeing a bill every month from your electric company, getting a check instead!

Solar panel systems are a fantastic investment whether or not you intent to sell your home or stay because they last so long. Modern solar panels last at least 25 years and it’s hard to know how long they will really last because the ones built in the 1990s are still producing power. Current model panels are built to last even longer. It is typically recommended that you start with an appropriate size solar power system to eliminate your electric bill. However, modern systems allow simple additions to grow your power production whenever you want to expand which allows you the freedom to build out your system further as your budget allows. Please contact us for a free, no-pressure on-site evaluation and quote from local, pre-screened, licensed and insured solar power system installers.


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