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10 Reasons to Use Solar

Are you tired of paying high utility bills?

Do you want to help the environment and help yourself at the same time?

Are you ready to start using the power of the sun?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you have come to the right place, here are 10 great reasons to start using solar today!

Reason 1

Solar System components have a life span of 25 to 40 years. So for many of us, we could have free electricity for the rest of our lives.

Reason 2

If your system is “off the grid,” meaning it’s not connected to any utility company, you never have to worry about local power outages. No matter what happens to the electrical grid, your home will always have power.

Reason 3

The price of electricity from your utility steadily increases each year by roughly 3.5%. But you won’t pay any increase because you’re not paying for electricity at all. In fact if you stay connected to the grid, your utility company will buy the excess electricity from you at the going rate.

Reason 4

Home solar systems raise property values. According to Forbes, homeowners who install photovoltaic systems recover 97 % of the investment cost when they sell their homes. This is in addition to the free electricity they receive while living in the house. In contrast, a kitchen remodel’s return on investment is only 67 %.

Reason 5

Solar systems are easy to buy, easy to install, have no maintenance costs, and are environmentally friendly. There is no other type of energy that can compete with those claims. It’s free.

Reason 6

Solar energy is clean. It can be used to heat and cool your home, but it has almost no impact on the global climate. By comparison, electricity generated by power plants produces carbon dioxide emissions that pose serious threats to the environment.

Reason 7

Solar energy is infinitely renewable. While nonrenewable energy sources like oil, gas and coal are becoming increasingly scarce, the sun’s energy is limitless. Wherever sunlight shines, electricity can be generated.

Reason 8

Solar energy comes with incentives. The U.S.federal government and some states provide tax credits for renewable-energy systems. Depending on where you live, you may also be eligible for incentives through your utility company. To find out what incentives are available in your area, visit

Reason 9

Everybody wants to be self-reliant. It’s the American way. Solar energy increases your energy self-reliance. The more sunlight harnessed by the system, the less electricity you need from your utility supplier.

Reason 10

Solar energy is extremely reliable. The sun has been around for billions of years and isn’t going anywhere.

– By CIE Solar
Originally posted in CIE Solar

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