Taking One Step Further To Go Green: Solar Panels

solar panels, energy efficiency, energy conservation

solar panels, energy efficiency, energy conservationTaking the steps to completely overhaul your home or business to go solar is a huge decision. There are factors to consider, such as construction, cost and if going solar is best for everyone in your home. As society moves more towards green energy and being as efficient as possible while creating a small carbon footprint, going solar might just be the next great generational shift.

More than half a million homes in the United States are now solar-powered and most of those are in California. Obviously cities in Southern California make the most fiscal sense because you need large quantities of sunshine to effectively use solar panels.

If you are looking for a new house to move into, consider purchasing a home that already has solar panels. In cases where homeowners moved directly into an energy efficient home they saved upwards of 80 percent on their energy bill within the first month.

Installing a solar system on your home, depending on the size, can cost $20,000 to $40,000. There are multiple sites that can help you determine the estimated cost of installing panels based on the plot size of your home.

California Solar Initiatives offers cash back for installing solar on your home or business to incentivize more homeowners to go green. For all those considering solar panels, California Solar Initiatives has an easy-to-follow step-by-step directory for installing panels.

If the commitment for solar panels seems too intimidating, there are other ways to stay on the energy efficient path!

Things like a solar-powered phone charger, a portable generator or a messenger are not as pricey as going completely solar and can be used in your everyday life.

If you are interested in learning more tips to go green and how to make your home more energy efficient please contact us at 800-994-2577.