Solar Powered Home Systems: It’s Time To Go Solar!

A photo a solar powered home

Solar powered home systems are the new trend. By trend, I mean one that saves the environment while also saving money.

However, going solar is not just about saving money; it’s a crucial step towards a sustainable future. Studies have shown that transitioning to solar energy can profoundly impact the environment and your wallet.


Benefits of a solar powered home:

1. Environmental Benefits

  • Unlike fossil fuels, solar energy is clean and renewable, producing zero greenhouse gas emissions during operation.
  • By using solar power, you contribute to reducing air pollution and combating climate change, as solar energy is a key solution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Solar energy reduces the reliance on finite fossil fuel resources, helping to preserve natural ecosystems.


2. Financial Savings

  • Solar panels can significantly reduce or even eliminate your electricity bills, especially in areas with abundant sunlight.
  • Studies have shown that homeowners can recoup their initial investment in solar panels through energy savings and incentives within a few years.
  • Solar-equipped homes sell faster and at higher prices than non-solar homes, providing a solid return on investment.


3. Energy Independence

  • Solar panels give you greater control over your energy production, reducing dependence on utility companies and potential grid outages.
  • Solar energy provides a reliable and stable source of electricity, even during disruptions or emergencies.


4. Job Creation and Economic Growth

  • The solar industry creates jobs and drives economic growth, offering employment opportunities in installation, manufacturing, and maintenance.
  • Investing in solar supports local businesses and stimulates economic development within communities.


5. Health Benefits

  • Solar energy reduces air pollution, improving air quality and respiratory health for communities.
  • Studies have linked decreased air pollution from solar energy to lower healthcare costs due to reduced illnesses related to air pollution.


If all those benefits do not yet sway you and you need more convincing, what if I tell you that there’s credit in solar? All thanks to net metering!


What is net metering?

According to Brooklyn SolarWorks’ website, “When you produce extra electricity during the day, it’s sent to the grid, and you receive credit for it on your monthly Con Ed bill.”

It’s enabled by a two-way meter that logs how much energy you import and export in real-time. Hence the name, net metering.


Here’s the catch!

Whenever your solar system is not producing enough energy, such as during rainy days or even at night, the excess energy you saved in the grid will flow back into your home, so you can still enjoy your appliances and any electricity-driven devices. Who doesn’t want that?


If you’re considering going solar, now is the best time! Why? The New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) and Con Edison have constantly been changing NYC’s net metering program and will likely continue to do so in the future. Take action today to experience the financial benefits of having a solar-powered home! If you need help getting started on going solar, give me a call at 347-354-9101 or schedule an appointment here.