Benefits of Solar Energy

Posted on: February 8, 2013

Whether you’ve investigated solar energy in the past or not, you have likely heard of the many benefits installing a solar energy system on your home or business can have. Solar electric systems are a simple—and contrary to popular belief—affordable way to decrease or eliminate your home’s monthly energy bills.

Solar Energy Benefit #1 – Clean & Reliable Energy

The electricity generated by solar panels is 100 percent renewable, predictable, and reliable. Solar energy production can be very accurately predicted—meaning you know how much you can expect your system to produce before you even install it!

Although solar energy panels are not completely without a carbon footprint—it requires energy to manufacture them—all energy produced by the panels themselves is emission-free. This helps to reduce the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere and, more importantly, reduces the smog that often blankets Southern California in the hot summer months.

Solar Energy Benefit #2 – Energy Savings

The amount of energy savings you realize is dependent on the size of the system you install and your energy habits. We have noticed that many of our customers actually save more energy than we initially predict! There are many reasons for this, but the primary reason is that solar panels provide home and business owners a daily visual reminder to be thoughtful of their energy habits. Solar energy systems can be completely monitored digitally using easy to understand software that displays how much energy you are producing, how much you are consuming, and your net consumption.

Solar Energy Benefit #3 – Grid Stability

The power grid in the U.S. is old, inefficient, and in many areas, strained. Southern California has some of the most strained power infrastructure in the nation due to exceptionally high demand in the summer. Solar energy can help the energy grid because it operates at maximum capacity during the same hours that the grid experiences peak demand. This reduces the likelihood of blackouts and improves reliability for everyone.

Solar Energy Benefit #4 – Job Growth

Solar installation is a driver of local job growth. All around the nation, the solar industry has helped out-of-work construction professionals find work.  Nationwide there are more than 105,000 people employed in the solar industry with nearly 14,000 jobs created in 2012 alone!

Schedule a Free Solar Evaluation

If you are interested in solar installation at your San Diego area home or business, contact Action Air, Heating & Solar today for a free solar evaluation. Call us at (800) 400-4152 or fill out the contact form on the right to schedule your solar estimate.