You have to admit, solar power is pretty darn fascinating. I remember discovering its marvels through a solar-powered calculator as a kid. Put your finger over the panel and the numbers disappear. Remove your finger and the digits magically reappear! Although plants have been converting the sun’s rays into energy since the beginning of time, we humans are still in the process of figuring it all out. As solar power technology improves, costs decrease; but is installing a solar panel system on your home really worth it? Let’s take a look!
Potential Deal Breakers
Don’t get your heart set on solar power until you review the possible roadblocks that may disqualify your home:
Pros and Cons of Home Solar Power Systems
Once you determine your home’s eligibility, take some time to weigh out the advantages and disadvantages of solar power.
Other Things to Consider
The relationship between solar and utility companies is still somewhat new and legislation is constantly playing catch up. Expect policies to change regularly as the solar industry grows. Tax credits are expected to diminish over the next decade.
Is it worth it? With a myriad of elements to consider, there is no blanket answer to the question. Your budget, home size and orientation, and how long you’re planning on staying are some of the determining factors each homeowner should carefully and thoroughly examine before taking the leap. Visit Denver’s Project Guide for Solar Panels for more resources and information.
We can help talk through the pros and cons and point you in the right direction for more information. Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 720-935-0412.
(1) Kennerly, Jim, and Autumn Proudlove. “Going Solar in America: Ranking Solar’s Value to Consumers in America’s Largest Cities.” NC Clean Energy Technology Center. N.p., 5 Jan. 2015. Web. <https://nccleantech.ncsu.edu/going-solar-in-america-demonstrating-rooftop-solar-pvs-dollars-and-cents-value-in-americas-50-largest-cities/>.
(2) Jones-Albertus, Becca. “SunShot Programs Bring Solar Energy Basics to Real Estate Pros.” Energy.gov. N.p., 25 July 2016. Web. <https://energy.gov/eere/articles/sunshot-programs-bring-solar-energy-basics-real-estate-pros>.