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Are you looking for a renewable, clean source of electricity? Solar Bend Oregon power is the key to a clean energy future!
Solar energy begins with the sun, the most abundant source of energy on Earth. Every day, the sun gives off far more energy than we need to power everything in the world — about 173,000 terawatts of solar energy which is more than 10,000 times the world’s total energy needs. Every hour, enough photons impact our planet to generate enough solar energy to theoretically satisfy global energy needs for an entire year! True power indeed. Then, solar panels transform this continuous flow of energy from the sun to produce electricity.
Basically, Solar panels Bend Oregon collect clean renewable energy in the form of sunlight and convert that light into electricity which can then be used to provide power for electrical loads – including remote power systems for cabins, recreational vehicles and boats; telecommunications equipment and remote sensing; for the production of electricity by residential and commercial solar electric systems and so much more. In fact, solar power has evidently become the trend in renewable energy today. But how beneficial is solar energy?
Is Going Solar For Me?
The fact of the matter is solar in Oregon does not make sense for everyone. There are several factors to consider besides whether or not you even want solar.
Here are a few key points to think about:
1) You may not have a roof that is suitable to install panels on.
2) You may not be able to do a 100% energy offset.
3) You may not qualify. Here are a couple factors:
a) You have to have the right roof capable for a solar panel install.
b) You must have taxable income.
Reasons To Go Solar!
1) Add value to your home.
2) Help the planet.
3) Save money $$$ by locking in your power bill.
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ADVANTAGES OF SOLAR POWER
Using solar panels is a very practical way to produce electricity for many applications. An average home has more than enough roof area for the necessary number of solar panels to produce enough solar electricity. Consequently, a well-balanced grid-connected configuration can generate power during the day that is then used in the home at night. Not enough? We’ve listed other reasons why you should consider going solar.
Boosts Your Electricity Independence
By investing in a 10,909 kW solar system, the most common domestic size, you can easily protect yourself against unpredictable increases in utility prices, and enjoy clean electricity throughout the entire day. However, each home is different. Therefore, we would need to do an energy audit in order to put together a plan that insures you have enough panels to give you a complete offset of power. Sometimes your home may not have enough real estate on the roof to allow for the recommended amount of panels. The sun will never increase its rates and it gives you energy security! Solar power Bend Oregon systems are especially useful when you’re wanting to own your power versus renting it. We know that over time your power bill will only continue to increase. By going solar, you have the chance to lock in your power bill at a fixed rate for the foreseeable future. Make the switch to clean energy and save some money while you’re at it. So, a solar electric system is potentially less expensive, and since it is ruggedly built with no moving parts, it can provide power for three decades or more if properly maintained.
Best Value for Your Money
When it comes to wear-and-tear, these panels are durable. Solar panels wear out extremely slow. In a year, their effectiveness decreases only about one to two per cent (at times, even lesser). So much value for your money! And although the initial installation costs are quite high, when they are paid, the electricity your Bend Oregon solar panels produce for the remainder of the system’s lifespan is absolutely free! How’s that for the next 15-30 years, even more? For the grid-tied solar power system owners, the benefits begin from the moment the system comes online. It can potentially reduce, even eliminate your monthly electric bills.
It’s Good for the Environment
Bend Oregon solar power is self-sufficient and installing solar panels on your roof is a safe and easy path to contribute to a sustainable future. After all, solar power is known for being a clean, green source of energy. With the advent of global climate change, it has become more important that we do whatever we can to reduce the pressure on our atmosphere.
And knowing that solar panels help reduce global warming by decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels (which are limited) and traditional power sources is a good thing. They also do not lead to any form of pollution with no harmful emissions released into the air when electricity is produced. It’s safe and environmentally-friendly, it’s a sure win-win for all.
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If you could have locked in the price of gas 20 years ago versus paying today’s prices would you? The good news is, you can do that with your energy bill by going solar! Call today and set an appointment with one of our Oregon Energy Consultants to see if you are a good fit to go solar.
Overall, solar energy benefits homeowners, the job market, and the planet. The only major drawback of solar panels is that they are quite costly. However, solar panels aren’t an added expense. They’re one of the best ways to invest! The return on investment is approximately 97%, not including the savings associated with reduced energy bills. With solar technology constantly improving, and the cost of going solar dropping rapidly, the benefits outweigh everything that backs down our ability to harness the sun’s abundant energy. Solar power will definitely continue to rise to prominence!
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Not to mention, solar panels can improve the resale value of your home or business property. Multiple studies have found that properties equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more quickly than non-solar ones. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value properties at the time of a sale, and as buyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
Wait, there’s more. Another factor is the availability of federal, state and local tax breaks. According to Solar Oregon, Oregonians “are eligible to receive Federal tax credits, which is 26% (starting this year) of total system costs (minus any utility incentive). These tax credits can be taken in the year the system is operational or can be carried forward into the next year if the credits exceed tax liability…Both grid-tied and off-grid solar systems are eligible to receive the Federal tax credit.”
Ever heard of net metering? It is similar to how rollover minutes worked when we first had cell phones. Net metering allows solar energy system owners to be credited for any electricity they have added to the grid. A residential customer may have a solar PV system that generates more electricity than they use during daylight hours. If the home has electricity meters, it will be credited for electricity consumed at night and other times when it exceeds the system’s output. Customers are only charged for their “net energy use”. Only 20-40% of the output from a solar energy system is ever sent into the grid. This exported solar electricity serves nearby customers’ loads.