Why Solar Energy?
Increased Property Value
Solar panels do not take up space that could have been used for other purposes. In fact, solar panels absorb and reflect sunlight, actually reducing the heat exposure and potential damage to your roof. Also, the reduced energy bill is very attractive to potential home buyers. For these reasons, homes with solar panels actually sell faster and for more!
Based on research done by the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (U.S. Department of Energy), homes with solar panels installed will sell twice as fast as homes without. Even in today's housing market.
Solar panels also significantly increase the value of your home. A study by ICF Consulting showed that each dollar saved on energy will lead to an increase of $20 to the home's value. This means the average home will probably save around $1,800 a year in energy bills, and add $36,000 to the overall home value! In July of 2011, the National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER) released a study that found homes with solar panels sold at a 3.5% premium. In April of 2011 the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published a study stating that solar panels boost home prices by about $3.90 to $6.40 per watt, or $17,000 for a 3,100-watt solar system.
Bottom line: by installing solar panels in your home, you will be able to double your selling speed and charge a substantial premium on your asking price!
Subsidies Can Cover a Large Portion of Solar Installation Cost
State and Federal government agencies are being pushed to assist the burgeoning green market. These government entities have created substantial subsidies in response to this demand. What this means for you is that your solar cost is lower than it ever was! For example, you can also claim 30% of the total installation expense on your tax returns, thanks to The Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424) and The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (H.R. 1: Div. B, Sec. 1122, p.46). Because subsidies differ for each state, please contact one of our knowledgeable staff at 732.518.8825 for more information.
Guaranteed Return on Investment
The cost of energy has been steadily rising at nearly 3% every year since 2000. Installing solar energy panels shields you from this yearly price hike, leaving the extra money in your pocket.
The average home will save about $1,800 in energy bills a year! With the added benefit of government subsidies, solar can pay for itself in a few short years!
Lower Your Carbon Footprint
Fossil fuels account for 85 percent of the current US energy consumption. Burning these fossil fuels directly affects the air we breathe and is responsible for a host of issues plaguing the environment, including acid rain, water pollution, and global warming. Mining these resources also causes irreversible damage to the environment.
Cut your carbon footprint and preserve the earth. Solar energy has 0 emissions and doesn't harm the environment. Make your community cleaner by switching to solar.