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
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
an meet energy demands in your home today.
Choose a Sustainable Energy Source
Homeowners who choose to
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.
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.
Boost Home Value
A solar panel system
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
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.
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
Spend Less on Energy
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
credits and incentives
term benefits include paying less for energy over the
lifetime of a solar panel system.
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
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
and even “pay
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.
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
source of energy
and not have to w
ait hours to days to have their connection restored
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.
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.
There are now multiple solar panel companies available to address the demand for residential
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.
There are consultants available to help make the change to this green energy solut
ion and discuss
the potential ways to save on costs.
provide more reason to look into solar power.
About GreenBrilliance :
is established with the mission to provide solar energy solutions in the DC
metro area. GreenBr
illiance is a vertically integrated; end
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
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chain enables us to achieve operational efficiencies leading to cost
& time savings for our customers & ensures delivery of superior products at an unmatched
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delivering PV systems to our customers. “An educated customer is the best customer.” We
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