#1 Completely Eliminate or Drastically Reduce Your Electric Bills: Instead of paying thousands of dollars per year, every year, forever on your energy costs, take out a loan or purchase some panels, pay on them for 5-10 years and never pay an energy bill again!
#2 Earn a Great Return on Your Investment: Up until December 31st, 2016, consumers can purchase solar and enjoy a 30% tax credit.
#3 Protect Against Rising Energy Costs: According to the US Energy Information Administration, the cost of energy has risen from 8 cents per KwH to 13 cents per KwH in the past 10 years, the exponential growth in the cost of energy is only set to rise and at an unpredictable rate. With so many fossil fuel customers going solar, the cost of traditional energy is set to increase for those paying customers even further!
#4 Increased Property Value: With solar’s rise in popularity, Appraisers are now beginning to take solar panels into consideration when determining the value of a home. Early studies have shown that houses with solar panels sell for 3-4% more than houses without.
#5 Create Jobs & Help Your Local Economy: As more homeowners decide to make the switch to clean energy, we need more installers and electricians to perform the necessary work! These jobs tend to be higher paying and cannot be outsourced, generating more money into our own local & US economies.
#6 It’s Good For The Environment: Protect the planet and reduce your carbon footprint by going solar. It’s better for you, for the planet, and for the people, plants, and animals around you! A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate 3-4 tons of carbon emissions each year—roughly the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.
Some information from Energysage.com