Installing solar panels in your home or business premises is one of the most cost-effective ways to get and use renewable energy. The technology behind making solar panels has greatly improved in the last few years and solar panels with photovoltaic (PV) cells have become more affordable.
The benefit of solar panels is the fact that, once they are installed, you have an endless supply of energy to power your home or business. Of course, solar panels can’t collect the sun’s energy during the night, but even on a cloudy day, you can still get enough ‘free’ energy for your household and business needs.
Why should you think about installing solar panels on your property? Here are the 5 top benefits of solar panels.
1. Solar energy is free
Even though installing solar energy PV panels is a large initial investment, once installed, the sun’s energy is totally free. Every year the technology that is used to design and build solar panels improves and the cost is constantly coming down. This means that there are solar panel solutions to fit most budgets.
2. Energy when you most need it
Another benefit of using solar energy in your home and business premises is that you always have a source of energy when you most need it. Most of us are more active during the day when the sun shines and the air conditioners are working hardest.
3. Solar panels have become more efficient
Over the past few years, solar panels have become more and more efficient at using solar energy. These advancements in technology will only continue and solar panels will become even more efficient. Also, the Canadian government gives grants and incentives to people willing to invest in using renewable energy sources.
4. Solar panels benefit the environment
There is no pollution emitted from solar panels when they operate and the overall carbon footprint of solar panels is much less that using ‘traditional’ energy sources.
5. Solar power works everywhere
For solar power to work, all you need is the sun. Even on an overcast day, the PV solar panels continue to ‘collect’ energy from the sun. This has a definite advantage over wind power and other renewable energy sources. Solar panels can be installed almost anywhere.
If you are interested in the benefits of using solar power for your residential or business property, please contact us.