Thursday, January 28, 2016

Guest Post: Check It Out! Top 10 Benefits of Going Solar

[Clean Air Watch periodically accepts guest posts that we believe are of general interest -- or that we just plain like!  Today's guest post on solar energy is by Alex Yackery. Clean Air Watch has no financial connection to any company mentioned below and does not specifically endorse any product.]

Nowadays going green is in a trend that has really caught on to save the environment, not to mention you can save money by choosing a greener lifestyle.

Solar power is a popular way for homeowners to lower their carbon footprint. Federal and local incentives have made going solar easy and affordable. In fact, qualified homes can switch to solar with $0 down and save right away.

Going solar has never been easier!

Here Are The Top 10 Benefits Of Going Solar…. Stay Connected!

Save Money: In the US, the average family spends $2500 every year on power bills. Solar is a great way to generate your own power and significantly lower your electric bills.

Begin Saving from Day 1: New lease and finance programs allow homeowners to make the switch to solar with $0 out of pocket and lock in a low, fixed monthly payment that never goes up.

Increase Your Home Value: Homes with solar sell faster and more money according to a recent study conducted that was published in the  New York Times.  By switching to solar it costs less to live in your home making it more attractive to a potential buyer!

Avoid Rising Costs: Your utility company raises rates as time goes on to account for rising labor costs, the cost of fossil fuels, and the cost associated with maintaining our infrastructure. With solar you can project yourself from rising rates by generating your own power!

Guaranteed Performance: Solar panels come with a power output warranty. SunPower® panels have a 25-year warranty on the parts, labor, and power output so you know your system is guaranteed for decades to come!

Save the Environment: Most homeowners switch to solar to save money, but you can feel good about saving the environment too. An average residential balances around 100,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide in 15-20 years, same as driving a car for 100,000 miles.

Energy Independence: Generating your own power means lowering our reliance on domestic and foreign fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Incentives: There are federal, state, and city incentives available for homeowners and business owners who make the switch to solar. Take advantage of them now before they go away!

Great Investment: A SunPower® solar panel system with a 25-year bumper-to-bumper warranty is a great, risk-free investment. The only risk is if the sun comes up! The rate of return on a solar panel system is much higher than other traditional risk-free investments.

Create American Jobs: The solar industry is one of the fastest growth industry in the US and employs tens of thousands of Americans. The benefits of solar extend far beyond lowering your electric bill!

So, what are you waiting for? Find out if your roof is a good fit for solar and start benefitting from a cleaner, cheaper source of power today!

Author Bio: - Alex Yackery is a writer and co-owner of Venture Home Solar, a solar panels installation service located in New York, United States. He is passionate about all things related to solar energy and clean energy.  He can be found online at:

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