Why Solar Homes Make Sense
For a long time, solar energy was looked at like it was some sort of a fantasy that didn’t hold water. The solar industry is making giant strides. In the last 10 years the efficiency of the panels went up, and the cost to buy them went down.
How to Evaluate Existing Solar Equipment
It makes all the sense in the world to go solar if you are planning to stay in your home for a few years. Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque New Mexico developed the most accurate solar equipment valuation calculator. This respected tool will help you figure out what a solar system is worth. It assigns value based on the age of the equipment, the size of the solar plant, and other variables. This calculator is widely accepted by appraisers who are certified to assess homes with solar panels.
There are solar homes in most of our Greater Phoneix cities. Some speculate that solar will be a mainstream source of power within a decade here in Phoenix.
With 299 days of sun in Phoenix it only makes sense that we would take advantage of this great power source.
How Long Will It Take for My Solar System to Pay for Itself?
Think of every home like a custom home. Everyone has different energy consumption patterns. Some like it at 78°, I prefer 73°. Some are away from their homes for 8 or 10 hours a day. Others, like me, work from their homes. I use more energy than most people who don’t work from home.
Here’s a tool by LG that calculates ROI in years. Give it a try. You might be surprised to see that you may be able to see solar in your near future.
Solar Carbon Footprint
When solar energy is harvested it leaves essentially no footprint. There is energy used to create the power station, and that is insignificant compared to the return.
Many people are focused more on the environment than they are the return on the dollar. Kids growing up today learn about how to treat the environment with care.
They bring that home and share it with their families. Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that young families are especially strong in their opinions about preserving the planet.
Return versus Environment
Either way it makes sense. Maybe you are a total tree hugger. I’m getting there myself. Maybe you are a numbers person. Both positions will be supported by the solar movement. It just makes cents and sense.