1. Clean Energy
Statistics show that the rate of global warming is increasing at a very rapid rate. One of the main causes of global warming is human activity and the burning of fossil fuels to drive cars, generate electricity, and operate businesses. Steps towards reducing your fossil fuel consumption can be achieved in your own home by installing solar panel systems as a source of electricity. Solar power is produced by converting sunlight into electricity, and has several long-term benefits for homeowners.
2. Geographical Advantage
The effects of solar power can be seen on a global level. In Southern California we receive an average of 5.5 hours of usable sunlight for solar panels every day. Solar modules can also produce up to 20% of the amount of power on cloudy days. When solar energy systems are integrated with battery systems, enough power is produced for up to 24 hours of electricity.
3. Reduce Carbon-Dioxide Emissions
Currently, the United States is ranked second in the world for annual carbon-dioxide emissions. The average residential solar system offsets almost 100,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide in just 20 years. That is the equivalent of driving a car for 100,000 miles. Replacing utility power can go a long way in lowering our carbon footprint as a country.
4. Property Improvement
Installing solar panels can have several positive effects on properties. The average 20-year savings for Californians who went solar is $30,000 per household. This cost saving is huge for HOA’s and other multi-family properties. Solar panels make properties more attractive on the market and increases property value. Purchasing a home with solar panels already installed translates into lower electricity costs for the buyer.
Studies have shown that homes with solar panels sell 20% faster and for 17% more money. Installing solar panels is also a secure investment. Calculations can be made to tell the homeowner exactly how much electricity will be generated and at what price for the next 20 years.
Contact Castle Breckenridge today to find out more about going solar. We are a leader in sustainability, and are here to answer all of your questions about installing solar panels onto your property. With your help we can make a difference to our planet and ensure a successful future for generations to come.