Solar energy has continued to grow in popularity over the past decade. In fact, in California alone, solar energy powers more than 6.8 homes annually. But, even so, there are still many myths and misc…Read More
4 Reasons for Homeowners to Switch to Solar Energy
There are many reasons why our customers choose to harness the sun’s energy to power their homes. Many want to save money for years to come. Others want to lower or even eliminate their dependence on fossil fuels. No matter your reason for going with green energy, West Coast Solar can help design, plan, and install your home solar power system. Our goal is to make solar simple so you can enjoy financial, environmental, and familial benefits.
There are many benefits of switching to solar energy as a homeowner such as:
Better For The Environment
Solar electricity is one way to power your home or business that benefits the environment. There are no direct greenhouse gas emissions because the electricity is made from sunlight rather than burning fossil fuels.
Less Energy Is Wasted
Some of the energy, around 3-5%, is lost during transportation and distribution and they can influence the performance of the installation in regions with high population density. Having solar panels on the roof or in the yard significantly reduces this distance, therefore increasing the efficiency of the electrical system.
Grid-connected solar PV systems are generally very low maintenance. With occasional cleaning and a regular health-check by a licensed electrical contractor, solar panels should last around 25 years. It is likely the inverter will need to be replaced at least once in that time.
Improves Grid Security
The grid is less vulnerable to blackouts if there are many power plants which are spread out. A grid with high penetration of solar energy has thousands of energy production centers which are widely spread out. This improves the security of the grid in case of overload, natural or human-caused disasters.
Our aim as a company is to make solar simple so you can benefit from taking the next step in going green. The West Coast Solar team wants to help you design, plan, and install your home solar power system. Invest in solar power and you can save money on your utility bill, help reverse carbon-emission, and create a better future for your family.