Homeowners across the United States are embracing solar energy to keep their utility costs down and to protect the environment. Even though solar is becoming increasingly popular, many people still don’t realize just how far the technology has come and all the benefits it has to offer.
Here are a few important things you should know.
Fact #1: Solar Is One of the Least Expensive Forms of Energy
As solar technology has improved, the costs of building and installing solar panels have decreased. Solar energy is now among the most affordable forms of energy available. That’s one of the primary reasons for its increasing popularity.
Fact #2: Solar Is the Fastest-Growing Source of Energy
The pace of solar system installations has been increasing by leaps and bounds. It took 40 years to install the first million solar energy systems in the United States, but the next million were installed in a span of just three years. The pace is expected to continue to pick up in the coming years.
Fact #3: Solar Panels Are Becoming More Efficient
Innovations in the field of solar energy have led to increased efficiency. Solar panels that are available for purchase in the United States today are between 20 and 23 percent efficient. As the efficiency of solar panels has increased, costs have declined.
Fact #4: It Doesn’t Take Long to Break Even with Solar
When people consider installing solar panels and making other types of home improvements, they’re often interested in the breakeven point, or the amount of time it will take for the amount they save to equal the amount they paid upfront. When it comes to solar energy, the breakeven period is getting shorter and shorter. The timeframe depends on where homeowners live and how much they were paying for utilities before they installed solar panels. In general, the breakeven period for solar panels is about seven years.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More about Solar Energy
SAVKAT serves residential and commercial customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. We focus on educating consumers and empowering them so that they can make informed decisions. We strive to provide excellent customer service and to maintain strong relationships. Our team handles every aspect of the installation process, from permits to inspections.
If you’d like to learn more about solar energy, we will begin with a consultation, which can take place in your home, over the phone, or via video chat. During the consultation, a member of our team will discuss your energy needs and explain the benefits of solar energy, as well as how the installation process works. Contact us today to learn more about solar energy or to schedule an appointment.