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5 Benefits of Installing Solar Panels

28th July 2015

Ever wondered what the fuss about solar panels was all about? If you’ve ever considered installing them, here are five benefits that help make the decision easier.

1. Save Money

If your electricity bills are going through the roof, solar power may be the answer. Although there is an upfront cost, in the long run, your solar panels can pay for themselves. Before installing a whole roof of solar panels, there are a few factors to check to see if your roof is suitable. The size of your roof, how much shade covers your roof and heritage restrictions are just some factors to consider before plastering your roof in panels. Speak to professionals such as Absolute Energy Solutions, as they will assist you in deciding on a solar panel system that will suit your needs (and your roof!).

2. Help the Environment

Solar panels not only save you money, but they help reduce your carbon footprint. Opting to “Go Green” can also increase your savings as there are rebates and discounts you can access by having solar panels installed. Some electricity companies offer discounts for choosing a green power option, so make sure you check with your provider to see if you’re eligible for these savings. If these weren’t incentives enough, solar power doesn’t create pollution like regular electricity, so feel good knowing you are doing your part to help the environment.

3. Renewable Energy Source

Sun, sun everywhere and not a power bill in sight! While the cost of living goes up, you can be sure that your solar panels will keep the cost of your power bills down. While your panels won’t collect energy at night or when it’s cloudy, make the most of those sunny days and you will reap all the rewards of free energy!

4. Low Maintenance Costs

Ever think that going green is too much work? Thankfully your solar panels will do all the work. Granted there is the initial cost and installation but afterwards, sit back and relax! No smells and no noise make solar panels an ideal choice, plus they will last for a long time so need to worry about regular ongoing maintenance costs.

5. Available Everywhere

Whether you live in the suburbs or somewhere more rural, sunlight is everywhere! The great thing about installing solar panels is no matter where you live, you can access free energy. Still be mindful to check factors such as roof size and shade to maximize your solar panels suitability; you won’t be able to reap the benefits of your panels if they are sitting in the shade all day. At the end of the day, sunlight is not limited to what suburb you live in; it is everywhere so make sure you enjoy all that powerful light!

The best things about installing solar panels are that they will power your house and keep your electricity bills and carbon footprint down! Have you installed solar panels or are thinking about installing? Feel free to share what you enjoy most about your panels!

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.