Solar electric systems are a good fit for our part of California because of our ample sunshine. In fact, about 12 percent of the state’s electrical power is tapped from renewable energy sources, including solar power. If you’re thinking of making the switch or supplementing your power use with natural energy sources, consider investing in solar-powered systems. Here’s a look at some of the most important benefits of solar energy:
Clean and renewable
Solar energy is a non-polluting source of electricity. Unlike traditional fossil-fuel based energy sources, this type does not produce carcinogens, greenhouse gases, or chemicals that have a negative impact on humans, animals, and plants. Since it uses sunlight, there is also no danger of solar energy running out anytime soon, unlike sources of power that use fossil fuels. A solar system is simple, efficient, and safe.
There is an initial expense for the setup of a solar system but the source of fuel and cost of operation are free. You will be able to enjoy generous federal tax incentives and significant returns on your investment in just a few short years. The system also requires little maintenance, so expenses associated with operating solar are kept at a minimum. Solar arrays installed 40 years ago are still in production today!
One of the most important benefits of solar energy is that homes that tap into solar power do not have to rely exclusively on the local power grid for electricity. This translates to great savings on your bill, and could mean greater independence for homes in remote areas where facilities for conventional power sources are either unavailable or too costly to build.
With solar power, it’s possible to rely on locally available resources and reduce demand for materials, some of which may have to be sourced elsewhere.
Learn more about how solar energy can help you attain a cleaner, safer and more environmentally friendly way of living from our technicians at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. With nearly 40 years of providing top-notch service to the greater Fresno area, we have the experience and expertise to be your partner in creating a better environment.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Fresno, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about solar energy and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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