Why Solar Energy Makes Financial Sense


The reason we’re not all on solar energy is simple: We’re not all millionaires. It can be pricey to set up, but over time, it can not only save you money, but earn you money as well. Here’s why you shouldn’t be too quick to give up on solar:

1. Solar Can Be Cheap

A full solar power system can be prohibitively expensive for the average homeowner, but basic solar energy in the form of solar heated water and solar heating in the winter and so on can be quite affordable. If you ever wanted to take a hot shower courtesy of the big yellow ball, you could even set up a black garbage bag full of water in your backyard and poke a few holes in it.

2. Solar Can Pay

When you have solar power but you’re still hooked up to the grid, you not only save money by not having to pay an electric bill each month, but in most states, the government or major electricity provider will actually reimburse you for the energy that you’re sending back into the grid if you’re producing a surplus for all your lazy neighbors who don’t seem to mind destroying the planet.

3. Solar Can Qualify You for Tax Breaks

If you’re in the upper brackets, everything you can do to cut your taxes down will help. Offsetting your carbon footprint and offsetting your IRS footprint in the same step, as it were, can save you a lot of green.

I was searching the web for info on how I can get solar panels on my house, and I found a site called “Solar Energy Installers” yep, the site is hokey looking, but simple to use. If you are a homeowner, just fill out the little info box on the site, and someone will call you to talk about details. The person I spoke with was friendly and was able to give me a LOT of info.

Prices have decreased, and energy output has increased, making solar energy a very frugal option. Many large buildings have solar power installed simply because it makes more sense for an office building or a big hotel not to pay an electric bill each month. You’ll have to weigh the pros and cons yourself, but whether we’re talking about solar heating or a full solar energy system, there are a lot more arguments for than against… And then there’s, you know, the whole saving the planet thing.

PLEASE, request some more info on solar energy, it doesn’t cost you anything except a few minutes of your time, and it is totally worth it!

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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