10/18/19

Upgrade to Solar Panels to Reduce Your Electricity Bills


By on 10/18/2019 06:31:00 PM

Fossil fuels, specifically petroleum, coal, and natural gas are where most of the energy in the United States is still sourced from. These are finite sources that we'll eventually run out of, and as they deplete, fuel prices will only continue to go up. This makes energy production more costly, causing electric bills to increase.

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The process of distributing power to consumers is wasteful and costly because power companies have to supply more than what consumers actually need, in order to cover for power lost during transmission. Since December 2000, the average power price has climbed up to 70%. Thankfully, a solution has been provided.

Solar energy is a renewable energy source that can cut down our electricity bills, and prices of solar panels have dropped down by 70% since December 2010. In Utah and other states, solar panels can power homes or other establishments.

Reducing Electricity and Other Bills

Solar energy works by absorbing the sun's energy and converting it into electricity.

The sun releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel fast from the sun to the earth. Every hour, there are sufficient photons able to generate enough solar energy, theoretically satisfying global energy needs for an entire year.

In 2017, it was reported that solar is becoming the world's fastest-growing source of power. With the continuous improvement of this technology and its dropping costs, there would be soon more and more people going solar.

With solar energy, you can save your monthly bills up to 50%. The sun is a free source of energy, and the moment you turn on your solar power system, it would start saving money. Your regular power source from your local utility can now only be used as a backup during thunderstorms or rainy days, but there are also solar battery storage systems, which help store electricity when the sun isn't present.

Solar panels are also incredibly low-maintenance. Solar companies issue warranties or service contracts for their customers, stating that they would come and fix any issues that may arise for free.

You can also save taxes with solar panels. Some states give out tax credits for residents that upgrade to solar energy. But anywhere in the country, you can be eligible to receive a federal tax credit for your solar panels. 30% of the installation cost will be covered by the federal government--a benefit you can never get from regular electrical companies.

Great for the Environment

The fact that solar power is good for the environment is becoming common knowledge. Solar energy does not emit greenhouse gases as they make electricity, unlike burning fossil fuels. It is highly self-sufficient, so relying on solar energy allows us to reduce our carbon footprint.

Solar energy needs no other resources, except for the small amount of clean water it needs to function. Solar power companies are currently finding ways to clean solar panels without a negative impact on the environment.

Solar energy and solar panels are indeed phenomenal innovations to save the planet. As we continue to experience more environmental crises, the least we can do is stop contributing to the source of these dangers. We can spread the word about the amazing benefits of solar energy to encourage more people and businesses to switch to this incredible, unlimited source of power.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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