Stand-alone solar energy systems have the ability to provide power when the electricity grid cannot. Grid-tied systems provide owners protection from rising energy costs. Solar also reduces our dependence on oil and other non-renewable power generation. You are purchasing the power generation system to harness a free and unlimited power source that cannot be metered. You can’t put a meter on the SUN!!ENVIRONMENTAL
Solar energy has several important environmental and health benefits. They do not emit the pollutants associated with the burning of fossil fuels. These toxic emissions lead to hazy air, health ailments, and climate change. Solar modules do not consume billions of gallons of our precious water supply like a gas or coal plant. Finally, solar energy is a free, renewable resource; an unlimited supply that does not need to be mined, drilled, or shipped overseas.
According to the Appraisal Journal, any improvement to a home that saves money on electricity expenditures increases property value by a ratio of 20:1. This means every dollar saved on electricity expenditures on an annual basis increases your property value by $20. So, if you save $1000 a year on electricity expenditures with your solar power system, your property value will increase by $20,000. Furthermore, purchasing a solar system significantly increases your home’s marketability (i.e., homes with PV systems tend to sell much quicker, relative to homes without PV systems).