What You Should Know About Solar Panels

Why Solar Panels Are a Good Idea for Your Home

We all rely on the energy produced by the sun to sustain our lives. Not only does the sun keep the earth at a temperature warm enough for life to thrive, but its rays provide the sunlight needed to grow the food that we eat. With the development of solar power technology, we’ve figured out yet another way to harness the sun’s energy to power our everyday lives. Solar panels–panels designed to capture the sun’s rays and convert them into electricity–are one of the leading forms of renewable energy technology in homes and businesses throughout the United States and beyond. In this blog post by PurePoint Energy, we’ll go over the main reasons for the rapid growth of solar energy technology in recent years as well as some of the main reasons why solar panels are a good idea for your home.

They’re Economical

Yes, that’s right. Solar power is extremely economical––especially in areas like Connecticut where the average cost of purchasing electricity from a grid is relatively high. Because solar-generated electricity is free to use for consumers who have the equipment needed to harness it, solar panels are a good long-term investment and the resulting savings on monthly energy bills means that solar panels can pay for themselves over time. Depending on where you like and the amount of electricity your household or business uses, solar panels can pay for themselves after several years.

They’re Environmentally-Friendly

One of the best things about solar panels is that they convert the sun’s rays into a clean, environmentally-friendly source of electricity. While millions of tons of smoke and carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere each year from coal and oil-fueled power plants which supply power to electrical grids, solar panels turn sunlight into electricity without polluting the environment. In an era where climate change and environmental concerns are a major and growing concern, solar power leads the way in green, alternative sources of energy.

They Can Increase the Value of Home

Indeed. While this may vary on a case-by-case basis, studies indicate that solar panels that are owned (not leased) can increase the long-term value of a home. Remember, solar panels are a long-term investment, and oftentimes have a lifespan of over 20 years.

They’re the Future

For a combination of the reasons listed above, solar panels and solar panel technology are quickly becoming a growing part of America’s energy future. While still comprising just a tiny fraction of the nation’s energy supply, in recent years, solar has seen unprecedented growth in the U.S. During the first quarter of 2016, for example, solar accounted for 64% of all new energy generating capacity in the U.S., according to a recent report by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). In coming years, the trend is likely to continue.

PurePoint Energy: Providing Connecticut Homes and Businesses with Solar Power Since 2007

Based in Norwalk, Connecticut, PurePoint Energy has been providing turnkey solar energy solutions to customers across Connecticut and southeastern New York state since 2007. From free consultations to solar panel installations and repairs, PurePoint Energy is Connecticut’s go-to solar panel specialists.