Nearly 90% of Americans favor expanding solar power, according to a Pew Research Center survey, and the numbers prove it.
- Revenue for the U.S. solar industry increased from $42 million to $210 million since 2010.
- Between 2012 and 2017, almost 10 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity were installed on homes across the country.
- There's now enough solar capacity installed to power more than 11 million homes for a year.
Reasons to Go Solar
When you power your home with rooftop solar, you reduce your use of power coming from your utility company and the associated fluctuating costs.
While you'll still need to connect to the electric grid for when your solar panels aren't producing energy, you should see significantly lower monthly electric bills than before going solar.
Incentives from Eversource and state government, as well as federal tax credits, help make installing solar energy an affordable investment.
Fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas won't last forever. That's why renewables are so exciting: the supply can't be depleted. Sunlight is present in our daily lives and solar power is a great option for future energy production.
Solar is an effective way to reduce your carbon footprint while also reducing pollutants like sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides produced when burning fossil fuels. Solar power is a zero-emission energy source; there's no waste to pollute the environment.
According to Zillow research, homes with solar energy systems sold for about 4% more than comparable homes without solar power. While this figure is market based, you can consider your installed solar energy system as an added value when you list your home for sale.