Our Top 3 Reasons to Switch to Solar and Why You Need to Consider It

The Top 3 Reasons You Should Consider Switching to Solar.

Going solar can feel like a big decision, but it’s one that will certainly pay off in more ways than one: You’ll be doing something good for the environment, saving money on your energy bills, and it’s a smart investment that will increase the value of your home. Let’s take a closer look at these top 3 reasons to make the switch.

 

 

Going Green

Many people are familiar with solar power, but they may not be aware of how solar power is generated. A solar panel is made up of many photovoltaic cells arranged in an array. When sunlight hits the photovoltaic cells, it creates an electric current in the form of Direct Current (DC) energy. This energy flows to an inverter, converting it to Alternating Current (AC) which is the type of energy used to power our homes, appliances and electronics.

While building the solar panels themselves incurs some environmental cost (for example, the energy used to source raw materials and manufacture the panels), the energy saved once they are installed quickly outweighs the energy used to make them – 3-4 years by most estimates. Considering the lifespan of solar panels is roughly 30 years, it’s easy to see how solar panels are a great choice for the environment.
 
 

Saving Money With Solar 

Solar panels installed on your home produce renewable energy that can be used to offset your electricity costs. In Nova Scotia, homeowners can take advantage of the Enhanced Net Metering program through Nova Scotia Power. With this program, your home stays connected to the grid, allowing you to draw power when your panels aren’t producing enough (for example during those dark winter months), while also banking credits for any excess power your solar panels generate. Here’s how Nova Scotia Power explains how net metering works on your power bill:

“If you use more electricity than you generate, you still draw from the grid as needed and receive a bill for the difference at your regular rate. If you generate more electricity than you can use, these surplus kilowatt-hours (kWh) will be “banked” and applied to your next bill to offset any electricity drawn from the grid. If any surplus kilowatt-hours remain on the account at the end of a 12-month cycle, you will be paid for that energy at the same rate you pay for electricity from the grid.”

 So you could even *make* money with solar!


An Investment In The Future

Speaking of investments, the third top reason to go solar is because it’s a great investment to increase your home’s value! Solar power is becoming increasingly popular, and buyers are willing to pay more for homes with solar panels. If you’re thinking of selling your home in the future, solar power can help you get a higher price and help you sell your home faster.

Homes with solar power are in high demand, and buyers are often willing to pay a premium for them. So if you’re looking to increase the value of your home, solar power is a great option. Less measurable but just as impactful, you’ll be investing in a greener future, too.


Ready To Go Solar?

Solar power is a great way to save money on your energy bill, and it’s good for the environment too. Plus, with Stanton Solar, you know you’re getting the best products and service in the business. We’re one of the oldest solar installation companies in Nova Scotia – we know what we’re doing and we’re proud to serve our long list of happy customers.


Contact Stanton Solar today for a free solar assessment and learn more about how solar can work for you!


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