The green energy movement is growing every day. People understand that moving to renewable energy source is not only good for the planet but to their bank accounts as well. The ability not to rely on grid power have been a great reason for many Californian to install solar panel systems in their houses, as California is ranked #1 in the United States for renewable energy generation. We have gathered few of the reasons that make solar so attractive in California.
There are many benefits of going solar for people everywhere, especially in California. The hot weather in the golden state takes a toll on electric bills since people tend to use more electricity to power their air conditioning and other utilities. In 2007 the California Solar Initiative (CSI) launched and has been making clean and reliable energy from the sun, like solar, more accessible to Californians. Since this program has launched, more than 2.3 gigawatts of solar generation have been installed.
Since California has a lot of sunlight throughout the year, it is easier for solar panels to generate more power there. This saves people more money and helps the environment as well. Along with saving you money, going solar also increases your home’s value. A study conducted by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that homes with solar panels sell 20% faster and for 17% more money than homes without solar panels.
Utility companies in California always have fluctuating and unreliable electricity prices so you don’t know how much you will be paying in the future. With solar panels, we can calculate how much electricity will be generated, and at what price, for at least the next 20 years. With solar, you also won’t have to worry about underperformance since solar panel manufacturers include a 20 to 25 year warranty which usually offers 80% performance after 25 years.
With all the benefits solar offers, especially in California, there is no better time to switch over. The sun will be shining all summer so your home is likely to generate a lot of power and save your family a good amount of money on electricity, while also helping the environment.