Most people who are familiar with the benefits of solar power are aware that they can save thousands of dollars over the life of the system through rebates and tax incentives. It’s also well known that solar energy is clean and produces no carbon footprint, meaning that the more people use this technology, the less they contribute to climate change.

But these aren’t the only advantages of photovoltaic (PV) rooftop systems, like the ones that West Coast Solar routinely installs on Bay Area homes. GreenerIdeal.com recently listed the reasons that electricity customers should consider adopting solar power, and a few of their points are lesser known among the average consumer. They include:

  • Low maintenance required: After your panels are installed, you won’t have to worry about incurring significant maintenance costs. Solar panels have no moving parts, and owners typically go years without experiencing any repair issues.
  • Quick installation: Once permitting and zoning procedures are taken care of, it typically takes only two to four days to have a solar energy system installed on your house. You may occasionally hear about large solar plants and endless delays that developers deal with when trying to build large, utility-scale generating stations. This is not the case with residential solar power.
  • Solar power adds value to your house: Homes with solar panels typically hold greater equity over those that don’t once they go on the market, offering buyers a boost in value thanks to their PV system.

Solar energy is one of the best investments that any homeowner can make. If you’re looking to increase the value of your home and save money on utility expenses, contact West Coast Solar today for more information.