How many times have you heard that something is the wave of the future? It’s an overused phrase that has been applied to flying cars, hair conditioners, and just about everything in between.
Usually when someone tells you something is the wave of the future, that person is likely trying to sell you something you don’t need or showing you an application of an impractical technology.
How are the visionaries of the future able to identify things that seem so unlikely before they happen yet so obvious in retrospect? The answer to that question is a little different for every technology but we believe they recognize the confluence of a technology that solves a problem, is economical and is easy to use.
We believe residential solar is the wave of the future and, We will attempt to explain why, as concisely as possible, using the three criteria above. Before We begin, however, We must profess that we are no visionary. Residential solar has reached a point in its lifecycle where the benefits are clear.
Thousands of people in the United States are turning solar every week, and millions more across the world have already worked it out.
Solar Saves You Money
Everyone wants to make a difference and improve the world; however, far fewer people are willing to do so if it costs them money.
There was a time when home solar was so costly that only a select few could afford it, but the cost of going solar has decreased substantially in recent years.
The better news is that as more people go solar, costs will continue to decline. There is no longer any doubt that you will save money over the life of your solar system, especially considering utility companies raise their rates every year.
Now that you’ve figured out how to save, the question is whether you can afford the first investment required to access those assets. Just as solar technology has evolved, financial technology has evolved so that just about everyone can finance a new solar system with zero out-of-pocket costs and payments so low they start saving immediately. And once again, because utility companies raise their rates every year, those savings grow over time.
Solar Solves a Problem
The world’s current energy situation has so many problems it’s hard to know where to start. These problems include negative environmental impact, geopolitical conflict, and poor reliability, to mention a few. No matter the problem identified or the source of energy, residential solar is an improvement.
For the environment, it’s almost impossible to beat residential solar. Residential solar doesn’t have the carbon impact or pollution of burning fossil fuels, the toxic wastes of nuclear power generation, the environmental impact of hydro generation, or the visual impact of wind power. The only output of solar is electricity. There’s no pollution, no risk of a spill, and no other environmental impact. Even better, sunshine is unlimited and free — but we’ll get to that later.
The political unrest caused by nations that have surplus energy resources and those that need energy – particularly fossil fuels – is another glaring problem with the current energy situation.
Contrast that with residential solar: the biggest battle anyone is likely to have over solar panels is with a local homeowners’ association overstepping its authority.
The last problem we want to address with our current energy situation is your complete reliance on the grid. With residential solar, you can be largely independent of the electricity grid and utility companies so you won’t have to worry about storms, floods, or fires limiting your access to power. If the sun is shining, a residential solar system is producing electricity.
Solar is Easy to Use
Economical solutions that solve a problem but are complicated will never gain full adoption. Fortunately, residential solar is easy to use…so easy in fact that you won’t have to change anything you’re doing.
Once installed, electricity is generated whenever the sun shines and any excess power generated is sent to the grid. No dials, no switches, no levers, no hassles. It literally could not be easier.
Hopefully, you’ve now realized how simple and intuitive the argument for residential solar is. Explaining why residential solar is the future isn’t difficult because residential solar isn’t the future. Residential solar is the solution and the time to go solar is now.