The Benefits Of Going Solar


What Can Solar do for You?

Hello, and welcome to the Sunetric blog! Across the nation, an increasing number of people are making the switch to solar energy. This form of renewable energy has, over the past few decades, become an increasingly viable form of home energy production and, even better, the technology keeps evolving. At Sunetric, we are a leading full-service renewable energy firm operating in Hawaii. We design and install photovoltaic systems for homes and businesses and, in today’s post, we wanted to go over some of the ways that switching to solar energy is beneficial for your, your community, and the planet. Continue reading below to learn more.

Solar Energy is Changing the Game

Solar energy has been around for decades. During the earliest iterations of this form of energy production, it was looked at as mostly a novelty, a way to generate energy that was interesting yet lacking in real world applications. Luckily, that is no longer the case. Research into solar panels and the technology surrounding them has allowed engineers to develop systems that are able to power entire homes and, in some cases, deliver extra energy back into municipal electrical grids. Below, we have listed a few more of the benefits that come with switching to solar energy in Hawaii.

  • Reduced Emission: One of the greatest benefits of switching to solar energy is the fact that it helps to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that are released into the Earth’s atmosphere. Unlike other forms of energy production, such as coal fired power plants, solar panels are able to produce energy with zero carbon emissions. While it may seem like outfitting your home with a solar array is not going to make much of a difference when it comes to the global state of the atmosphere, every little bit helps. As more and more people take advantage of solar energy, greenhouse gasses will only continue to decline.
  • Save Money: A benefit that many people love about their solar arrays, is the fact that it reduces the amount of money that they have to pay for electricity. As you know, Hawaii has some of the highest electricity rates in the United States. With electricity rates only projected to rise, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to invest in something that would stagnate or, in some cases, completely eliminate a monthly electricity bill? With solar energy, you can accomplish this dream. A solar array, when properly installed by the experts at Sunetric, greatly reduces the amount of money that is payed to electricity companies because it allows individuals to produce their own energy at home. Additionally, because the majority of solar arrays are paid for through financing options, the monthly bill that most people will pay towards their solar panels is less than the amount of money than they would have paid in electricity each month. Even better, this bill, unlike electricity rates, will never rise.
  • Increase Your Home’s Value: When you decide to make an investment into a solar energy array for your home, you are also working to increase your home’s value. A study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory concluded that homes with solar panels sell 20 percent faster and for 17 percent more money than homes that do not have solar panels installed. Additionally, more homebuyers are beginning to understand the value of purchasing a home that has a solar array already installed. This means that you don’t have to worry about your home being overlooked because of some perceived idea that buyers are not interested in homes with solar arrays because of aesthetic preferences.

Join us again next time as we continue to cover some of the benefits that come along when you decide to make the investment into solar energy. Additionally, if you would like to learn more about the solar panel installation services that we offer, please visit our website today or get in touch with us by phone. As a full-service renewable energy firm, we handle every stage of the design, development, and installation of your home’s photovoltaic system. From financing and tax incentive consultation to utility integration, from monitoring to maintenance, we are Hawaii’s solar authority and we will help you make the switch to this amazing form of clean, sustainable energy.