Why Go Solar?

The sun has been shining for millions of years. The technology used to convert sunlight into energy to power homes and heat water has been around for decades. Why not use this abundant, clean and renewable energy source? The United States, unlike other countries around the globe, has been slow in accepting this technology due to the up-front cost. With rising energy costs, dependence on imported oil and the awareness of carbon emissions, more people are rethinking solar.

Solar electric systems or photovoltaic (PV) systems take sunlight and convert it into electricity that you can use in your home. If you produce more electricity than you use, you can send it back to the utility for a credit on your utility bill. Solar thermal systems capture heat from the sun and provide hot water for your household. They can also be used to heat pools and spas.

Consumers will regain their initial investment over time and eventually save money. More importantly, you will lock in energy costs giving you a hedge against future utility increases. The value of your home just went up too, now that you produce your own power.

If you’re wondering what to do about rising electric bills, start by being your own utility company; make an investment in your future, and put some money in your pocket. Contact Solar Direct today for a free site visit and solar evaluation to determine whether your home is situated properly in order to turn your roof into your own power plant.