Green living strategies are good for the environment. Solar power is a natural way to gather energy for a home. This energy source does not have the harsh, negative impact on the environment that coal or oil energy sources create.
Solar energy can add value to a home and fetch a higher selling price for the house, too. A study done by the U.S. Department of EnergyÂ’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that Â“the analysis finds strong evidence that California homes with PV (photovoltaic) systems have sold for a premium over comparable homes without PV systems,Â” notes The New York Times.
Thus, while installing solar panels requires a significant outlay of cash, expenses are typically offset later, when the house is eventually sold. As solar energy increases in popularity, homeowners can likely count on the amount of money involved in converting a home to solar power to increase property value even more, too.
Currently, across the nation, only about one-tenth of a percent of all homes use photovoltaic systems to generate energy for the home. The Berkeley Lab reports: Â“Approximately 2,100 megawatts (MW) of grid-connected solar PV have been installed in the U.S. California has been and continues to be the countryÂ’s largest market for PV, with nearly 1,000 MW of installed capacity.Â”
Would you like to add solar panels to the roof of your home to generate energy? The other day, while walking to the Post Office to mail tax returns, this writer saw solar panels on the roof of a home in my town for the first time. It felt like a glance at the future. It was enchanting to see a house utilizing energy generated from the sun.