Sep 17 6 Facts About Solar Power
Here are some early morning facts about solar that can help you spread the word on the benefits of solar!
1. The price of solar is declining
As solar becomes more popular, more people are also beginning to realize that the cost of solar is declining. This is dependent on many things. For one, as solar panel technology advances, which makes the panels more efficient, the panels become less expensive because less are needed to get the job done. The gradual decrease in price is helping more people go solar than the years before.
2. Solar panels can last for up to 25 years
At Vision Solar, our customers sign a 25 year lease. However, it is important to remember that your panels may work longer than those 25 years. After that 25 year lease, your panels could still be performing just as well. If you buy your panels, the lifetime of your panels could be the same situation. Your panels may last up to 30 years.
3. California has the largest solar farm
The largest solar farm is located in California. Solar Star is the largest solar farm in the United States. The solar farm was initially set up in June of 2015. Solar star is located in California. Solar Star is the prime location for a solar farm because of the amount of sunshine they get all year round. Solar Star has 1.7 million solar panels spread out over 13 kilometers.
4. Solar panels are becoming more available
As the prices of panels begins to go down, solar panels are becoming more available to more people. When more people can afford the panels, it benefits their monthly savings up to 20%. This is a great incentive to switch to solar. Solar panel installation is being encouraged in states that are pushing for more clean, renewable energy.
5. Solar panels can save you money
The savings that come from solar power are one of the major benefits that consumers recognize immediately, especially since your new electricity never goes unused or wasted. With net metering in place, the electricity that you produce during the day may be more than what you are using. Your panels then use this electricity to power your home throughout the night when the sun is not out. By using the extra energy that is generated throughout the day, your panels are essentially paying for themselves. On top of this, any excess energy that is produced that you do not use throughout the month will then be used as a credit for your bill. The average home will save upwards of 20% on their electricity bill each month. Your savings will create extra money that you can use on that vacation you have been planning since the beginning of COVID.
6. Solar is the most abundant form of energy
This fact may be the easiest one to remember. Solar is a renewable form of energy. However, solar is not your average renewable resource. The power from the sun is the most abundant power source. The sun comes up every day with enough power to power the entire planet.
With these facts, we hope that we can help you on your solar journey. Visit us to get started today.