From biomass to wind power, there are a number of great options when it comes to renewable energy. They all have their benefits, and anything you can do to contribute to a greener earth will always be of value, but let’s take a look at some of the reasons why solar energy is the best of the bunch.
1. Save, Save, Save
Beyond the obvious environmental aspect of going green, the financial benefits of turning to solar have been well documented - Particularly in states like New York and California where there are high utility bills and a number of great incentives for engaging with renewable energy for your home or business.
2. It’s Safe & Easy
In terms of safety and accessibility, solar power is the most viable option for most homeowners. Given the scale often associated with wind power - huge turbines and heavy construction - solar provides a much easier route into the renewable energy arena. In urban areas like New York City, where space is tight, solar is a particularly efficient approach to energy. The ease with which solar panels are installed means that you can put them pretty much anywhere you please.
3. Contributes to Job Growth
The surge in people turning to renewable energy in recent years has really boosted job prospects in the energy sector and the solar industry has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of this. A decision to add solar panels to your home or business doesn’t just directly benefit you as a user of solar energy, it also contributes to economic growth. From those running things back in the office, to the installers out in the field, every new solar customer is improving job prospects and stability across the United States.
4. It’s a Great Investment
In addition to the immediate financial benefits associated with going solar, namely the decreased utility bills, the installation of solar panels increases the value of your home. As well as increasing the value of the home itself, solar can be a great investment for those with underutilized land. In recent years, solar farms have been popping up in those areas a bit more removed from the hustle and bustle of urban life. This is a great choice for those in rural areas who may have some land they’re not currently putting to use and can lead to some excellent returns on the investment.
5. Low Maintenance, No Maintenance
Solar power is a clean form of energy in every sense of the word. The install is straightforward, the energy is clean, and the savings are simple. The best part is, once you’re done with the installation process, it’s clear skies and plain sailing from there on out. Maintenance is minimal, and most of the time you won’t even to have to think about your system. Of course, with YSG providing a twenty-five year warranty for our solar systems, you won’t have to worry even if there is a little blip.
In terms of the environment, any commitment to renewable energy is a positive step. On a personal level, it looks like solar is your best bet.
By Shane Croghan