There are many reasons homeowners go solar and everyone’s priorities are different. To get the most out of your solar system, it helps to know what’s important to you and to share your goals with your Solar Consultant. Here are a few of the key benefits of solar. Which ones are most important to you?
- Savings–Savings is usually the number one reason why people invest in solar. If your goal is savings, there may be an optimal system size that will give you the best return on your investment. This is often different than if your goal is eliminating your electric utility bill. Sometimes the return on investment is reduced as the system size is increased to offset 100% or more of your electricity usage. A great solar consultant can help you with a clear understanding of the investment choices and help you weigh the pros and cons.
- Independence from the Utility Company–This is the second most popular reason why homeowners choose solar. In fact, many consumers will say that finally having a choice is most important. For many people, it’s a nagging desire to break free from the utility companies and their constant rate hikes. Understanding if this is a priority for you can help a good Solar Consultant identify a system design and financial analysis that makes the most sense for you.
- Increasing the Value of Your Home–Solar is becoming more effective in real estate buying and selling decisions. How you buy your system, and whether it’s financed or leased, can have a big impact on how it is valued. No matter what, it is an important consideration for all solar buyers.
- Going Green–Some homeowners care most about going green, saving the environment, and reducing their impact on climate change. A great Solar Consultant can help you with product and design selections that will help you maximize the environmental, climatic and health benefits of your solar system.