Benefits of Solar Panels for Homeowners

Many homeowners have seen solar panels up on homes in their community. They wonder if
residential homeowners really benefit from solar power.
The energy that the sun provides to
the Earth for one hour, could meet the global energy needs for one year. We
can
harness only
0.001 percent of that energy.
Solar panels have been used on homes long enough for the homeowners and the housing
market to no
tice the advantages, including
a potential increase in home value, reducing
electricity bills, low maintenance costs and long

term energy savings.
In his article, we e
xplore the important benefits of solar panels for residential use and how solar
energy c
an meet energy demands in your home today.
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Choose a Sustainable Energy Source
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Homeowners who choose to
employ
PV panels
are using a sustainable energy source to
provide energy to their home. Solar power generation is useful in curbing emission of
carbon dioxide, other gases and toxic by

products into the environment.
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Along with
the United States, countries like Germany
and China, have invested into this
reliable source of clean energy. The manufacturing and processes of solar energy takes
fewer resources than that of traditional forms of energy, like natural gas, coal and oil.
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Boost Home Value
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A solar panel system
can
make a home more attractive to potential homebuyers. As
buyers become interested in features that
can reduce energy costs
and improve energy
efficiency, solar panels are one way a listed home can stand out from available homes in
the community.
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Acco
rding to one study, homes with a solar panel system can be sold for as much as 17
percent more and be sold as an estimated 20 percent faster when compared to similar
homes lacking a solar panel system.
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Additional research suggests that the sale price of
the typical home may increase by
$17,000 by having a solar panel system. This makes it possible for homeowners to make
money on a solar panel system long after they have recouped the costs of the initial
investment.
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Spend Less on Energy
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Those interested in solar panels can buy them outright or lease them. Homeowners who
want to buy solar panels may have to spend money initially to buy and install the solar
panel system on the home but they can offset initial expenses with federal and stat
e
tax
credits and incentives
. Long

term benefits include paying less for energy over the
lifetime of a solar panel system.
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Moreover, not only will you be saving on the electricity bill, but if you generate more
electricity than you use, the surplus will
be exported back to the grid and you will
receive bonus payments for that amount (considering that your solar panel system is
connected to the grid). Savings can further grow if you sell excess electricity at high
rates during the day and then buy electric
ity from the grid during the evening when the
rates are lower
.
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Most reliable solar panel manufacturers give 20

25 years warranty. As there are no
moving parts, there is no wear and tear, which leads to lower maintenance costs. There
are now
financing op
tions
and even “pay

as

you

go” financing that can be applied to
leasing solar panels and having installation and maintenance handled by a third party.
Homeowners who choose to pay for a residential solar panel system in cash may recoup
initial expenses in
as little as five years.
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Increase Self

sufficiency
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Homeowners can avoid issues from a blackout or interruption of service in the grid
through the installation of solar panels. This may not be applicable for those who lease
solar panels as they are hook
ed into the local utility company’s grid. However, others
who have purchased their system can and do buy specialized batteries to store the
energy generated for later use. This can benefit homeowners who want a
consistent
source of energy
and not have to w
ait hours to days to have their connection restored
to normal.
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There are many homeowners who appreciated lower energy costs and increase
independence from utility companies. The current technology makes it possible for
homeowners to not only generate and
store their own energy but to help reduce the
country’s reliance of foreign sources of energy.
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Solar energy can be used to produce electricity in areas without access to the energy
grid, to distill water in regions with limited clean water supplies and
to power satellites
in space. Solar energy can also be integrated into the materials used for buildings. This
clean energy source has many advantages for homeowners and those looking for an
energy source that is aligned with their values.
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More Choices
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There are now multiple solar panel companies available to address the demand for residential
solar power.
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In addition, solar cooperatives have been formed for businesses and customers to get solar panels
to those who want them at more affordable rates when purchasing in bulk.
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There are consultants available to help make the change to this green energy solut
ion and discuss
the potential ways to save on costs.
All
these reasons
provide more reason to look into solar power.
About GreenBrilliance :

GreenBrilliance
is established with the mission to provide solar energy solutions in the DC
metro area. GreenBr
illiance is a vertically integrated; end

to

end Solar Energy Services
Company headquartered in the DC metro area delivering turnkey solar EPC solutions to homes,
businesses & utility large scale projects at very competitive prices.
As a top

quality EPC pro
vider, we have in

house engineering & design teams, our vertical
integration across the value

chain enables us to achieve operational efficiencies leading to cost
& time savings for our customers & ensures delivery of superior products at an unmatched
valu
e. At GreenBrilliance we realize & appreciate the significance of our role in educating &
delivering PV systems to our customers. “An educated customer is the best customer.” We
believe in excellent customer service both pre

&

post installation.
Green Brilliance recently ranked 33rd in the top hundred installers in the world by the list
published by the renowned ‘Solar World Online’ with a fantastic portfolio including the
prestigious “Ronald Reagan International Airport” in Washington DC.

Core Capabilities & Services:
Solar Consultation
PV Design & Engineering
Program & Project Management
Permits & Utility Interconnection
Operations & Maintenance

Our Expertise :
Design & engineering
Grid-tied
Distributed
Solar
Systems
Off-Grid/Micro Grid Systems
Commercial/Utility Scale Systems
Solar Storage Systems

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