Building a home is a huge responsibility. It can be both a stressful and rewarding time. However, we as homeowners need to keep in mind that we still have a responsibility to the environment and our earth when we build our beautiful homes. Incorporating solar panels into your home is a massive act of environmental awareness and has numerous amounts of benefits for the earth and your home.
I’m sure that you think you’ve had it up to your ears with global warming facts, but before we speak about solar panels we should probably talk about why you should be installing them. The sun sends rays to the earth that would be sufficient enough to supply the earth with enough energy for a year. And how often does this amount of energy reach us? Every hour. That means that the sun sends down 24 years of global energy in a single day, and yet only one tenth of one percent of the earths global energy is produced via solar panel technology.
Okay, so now that we’ve looked at how powerful the sun is in terms of giving us energy, we can look at the advantages of having solar panels installed in the home.
Solar Panels are expensive. This is one of the main reasons the idea is not picking up as rapidly as it would in an ideal world – people just can’t afford it. However, one should remember that solar panels mean little to no electricity costs as well as a massive reduction in taxes. Research shows that the cost of investing in solar panels will be paid off due to tax incentives in five to ten years.
Although there is a perception that you will have no energy when it is slightly over cast, this is untrue. The rising and the setting of the sun is a constant, we can always rely on the fact that the sun will rise in the morning and provide us with the energy that we need. With options such as batteries and energy storage, you will be provided with sufficient energy even on cloudy days. The only downside is that you may be hosting dinner when load shedding hits the non-presidential zones. Being in South Africa, we live in one of the most convenient spaces for solar energy. South Africa is considered one of the highest resource countries in terms of solar power, as we are exposed to sunlight all year long.
Ethical & Enviromental Benefits
Many people look at solar power as a financial investment – but should remember that it is one of the largest contributors to slowing down global warming. Solar energy is an entirely clean and renewable source of energy that releases no pollution into water or air – like most sources of energy do.
Make your home beautiful in all ways. In how it looks, and in how it contributes to the wellbeing of our earth. HomeImporvement4u will ensure that you are in capable hands when undergoing your journey to environmental consciousness. Please visit our homepage to get in touch with solar panel experts and contractors.