Show Your Wallet and the Planet Some Love By Switching to Solar

Posted by Solar Expert on February 14, 2022

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The recent explosion in solar installations should come as no surprise, either. Solar panels and battery storage systems have never been more affordable than now. A solar system installation from a trusted provider like DFW Solar Electric can drastically reduce your electricity consumption from your local power grid helping make your house more sustainable in 2022. Read the full article to learn more.

It’s Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air, and you’re (hopefully) ready to show your family, friends, and significant other how much you care about them today. If you aren’t prepared, it might be a bit late to start planning now, but it’s not too late to explore how you can show your wallet (and the planet) some love by switching your home to solar energy.

More people are making the same decision each year. In 2016, nearly half of all U.S. homeowners said they had or were still seriously considering a solar panel installation, and that number has only risen alongside energy costs.

Show Your Wallet Some Love

The recent explosion in solar installations should come as no surprise, either. Solar panels and battery storage systems have never been more affordable than now. Not only are solar installations an excellent investment for many homeowners, but they also offer an entire host of short- and long-term financial benefits for your bottom line, your family, and your home.

Slash your energy bills

Solar panels can begin saving you money right away by drastically or entirely reducing your reliance on local power grids. With a reliable and high-quality solar power system from DFW Solar Electric, plus our field expertise in installing systems to fit the needs of each home, you can achieve the most efficient power output your rooftop can support.

Throw in a battery storage system so you aren’t limited to daytime solar energy, and achieving true “net-zero” (complete independence from local power) can be a real possibility for many homeowners.

Energy costs will continue to rise indefinitely alongside rising fossil fuel prices and increased demand, but sunlight? Sunlight will always be free.

Take advantage of incentives

Homeowners may not realize how much the federal government, most state governments, and even some counties and cities incentivize solar power with tax breaks, credits, grant programs and more.

In addition to the Federal Tax Credit, available to anyone who installs solar panels on their home, there may be thousands of dollars in state and local incentives available to you. DFW Solar Electric can help you work through the resources for your location and calculate how much you can save immediately and month-to-month on future tax bills.

Get paid for the electricity you don’t use

Because solar panel systems are more efficient than ever and battery storage is possible, it’s not uncommon for a panel-equipped home or business to generate more electricity than the property needs.

When that happens, your extra electricity can be “pumped” back onto the local power grid, where it joins the bulk power stream delivered to other homes and businesses. Most electric companies or other utility entities (public or private) have a system for reimbursing you, often at retail market rates, for the electricity you contribute. So not only will your solar panels save money from your energy bill, but they can make money, too.

Again, your panel planning experts at DFW Solar Electric can help you identify what similar programs may be available in your area.

Show the planet some love

It’s easy to get caught up in the financial benefits of switching to solar energy – and understandable since the effect on your energy expenses can be very impactful. But it’s important to remember another significant benefit of solar energy: it reduces our collective reliance on fossil fuels.

Fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas are incredible sources of energy, each formed from dead organic material over millions of years. Unfortunately, fossil fuels are going to run out eventually. Even more unfortunately, our reliance on fossil fuels to power the last 200 years of human industry has come with dire consequences.

Carbon dioxide, one of the main byproducts of burning fossil fuels, acts as a “greenhouse” gas. It can’t permeate the ozone layer that surrounds the earth’s atmosphere. In turn, it prevents sunlight reflecting off the earth’s surface from leaving the atmosphere. As a result, the constantly warmed atmosphere swirls around and never entirely releases that warmth, dramatically increasing the rate our global climate is changing.

The prognosis for our changing climate is dire. We’ll spare you the “doom and gloom” details on what should otherwise be a happy day, but you should read what NASA has to say about the future effects of unchecked climate change.

Fortunately, we can do something about it, and reducing your reliance on fossil fuels is a great way to start. The sun is a giant ball of virtually unlimited nuclear energy, radiating down on us nearly every day. You can take advantage of that.

Let DFW Solar Electric show you how.

Give us a call at 972-827-7651 or visit us at https://dfwsolarelectric.com and let us know you’re interested in solar power for your home or business. We’ll put you in touch with one of our solar installation experts. They can begin evaluating your energy needs and your property’s fitness for a rooftop solar panel system. Our professionals can also help you predict and estimate how much you’ll be able to save right away and how much you can save for decades to come. It couldn’t be easier.

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