12:38 26 February 2013
Many people are discouraged from resorting to solar panel installation because of the large investment that it requires up front, and the extended amount of time it takes to see a return on that investment.
There is no doubt that solar panels are initially a costly decision; however in the long run choosing to install solar panels into one’s home or business can be very financially beneficial. Here’s how.
•Once you install the solar panels, there are no further energy costs. Unlike traditional energy methods, you won’t feel the burn of rising fuel prices or the need for increased energy usage during peak times. Sunlight is a free and renewable resource, and once you get past the initial investment there will be no price increases.
•Investing in a solar panel installation can be a huge relief on your yearly tax return. Many areas offer tax credits as an incentive to make the switch over to solar energy. You will be rewarded not only by helping the environment and eliminating fuel costs, but also by an added bonus when filing your taxes.
•You have the option of selling excess energy back to your power company. With solar power energy, areas that receive a lot of sunlight might find that they have extra energy stored up that can either be sold or put in safe keeping for electrical outages, adding even more value to the investment.
•Once you install a solar panel, it is there for the long run. The one-time installation, if done properly, can last much longer than it will take for you to see a return on your investment. Ultimately, solar panel systems tend to pay for themselves.
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