Powering your home with solar energy
from Arizona Energy Pros
is about as green as you can get. The benefits to the earth are all known, but there are some financial rewards to replacing traditional power with solar power as well. First and foremost, solar is an investment! You must actively go out and purchase solar equipment and install it on your home. However, after the initial costs, you will save money from lowered energy bills and your home's value will increase..
Historical data indicates that, when you install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, you will automatically recoup nearly 100 percent of your investment. If you spend $25,000 on a PV system, your home's value will increase by around $25,000, maybe even more when utility rates increase.
The point is, when you install solar, you'll be bypassed from the ever increasing utility rates. If you have Arizona Energy Pros install a solar PV system
that produces 100% or more of the electricity you use in your home, it is possible that you may never have to worry about paying for electricity on your bill. And you won't have to worry about utility rate increases every year.
According to the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA), for every dollar you save annually in energy costs with solar equipment, the value of your home increases by up to 20 times your annual energy savings. How can this be? Solar is catching on, and homebuyers are willing to pay more for solar homes that prove energy savings. People are more willing to invest in energy systems that are clean and reliable. In some communities, a solar home will sell much faster than a conventional home, and this may be important if you need to move quickly.
Right now, a wide range of government and industry programs are available to help you finance your solar investments. The Government is giving out tax breaks, and low-interest loans are available for solar investments. The net effect is to make your solar projects less expensive and more attractive on the bottom line. For a PV system, the net cost can be as low as one-half of the entire cost, which is a considerable savings.