Frugal people are always looking for new ways to get the same old stuff for a little bit less. Solar energy has become very popular in recent years and the costs have come down significantly. Now is when many customers are beginning to weigh the pros and cons of solar energy and decide if there is anything to be said of solar energy savings.
The sun is our greatest source by far of energy; human beings have gotten this energy naturally for many years and we all hope to for many more to come. So solar energy savings may seem like a lock! But the facts about solar energy aren’t as rosy as many of us would like to imagine.
Even if you live in an area that gets a lot of sun; near constant sunshine like in the deserts of Nevada, beaches of Miami, or the sunny skies of Los Angeles; the facts are that solar energy generally won’t cover 100% of your electric bill. In fact that amount of energy savings you are going to receive can and often does vary widely.
The amount of savings you as a solar energy customer will derive comes from the amount of solar energy you get, the type and how well the systems are installed, and then the amount of energy that your home uses.
If your home uses 10,000 kWh/yr and your next door neighbor who gets the same sunlight exposure as you uses 20,000 kWh/yr that’s quite a difference. If you both install the same panels and both receive 6500 kWh/yr then your solar energy savings is going to be a bigger percentage of your overall solar use than your neighbors.
Of course for now these are just numbers and your own situation is going to be different depending on a variety of factors. But if solar energy savings is something that you have been thinking about for a while then it is time for you to take that thought to the next level and turn your intentions into action!
Saving money is on everyone’s mind these days and it is important for you to do the best you can for you and your family. You may want to “go green” but at the end of the day you need to do what makes the most sense for you and your family. Going green might actually be in your own best fiduciary interests as well! Before you do anything though you should speak with a professional who can help show you your different choices for and paths to solar energy savings.