Victory Solar Pros makes a business of harnessing sunlight. Though solar energy has always been around, it’s only in recent decades that we’ve successfully and significantly improved our means of generating power from the sun’s energy. The first solar cells were invented in the 19th century, but it took generations for the idea to gain traction in the public eye.
Solar Panel Installation Today
Today, standardized solar systems collect light through solar panels and convert it to electric current for use in home or business applications. The expense of solar panels has kept them relegated to a corner of the energy industry as a niche product for many years, but the times are changing. As solar technologies become more cost effective, and state and local governments offer subsidies and tax credits for solar installation, the solar landscape is changing.
The Trouble with Fossil Fuels
Coal and oil-based fuels have been highly cost effective for many years in terms of visible, bottom-line expense. But “hidden costs” to the environment, to international relations, and to families’ and businesses’ economic well-being have taken their toll. As carbon-based pollution became a recognized cause of large-scale environmental damage, large corporations and governments alike began to consider alternative energy sources. The gas shortages of the 1970's drove the beginnings of an ever-increasing push toward alternative energy, including research into solar power.
Save Money, Make Money!
As solar energy systems become more common, many utility companies are offering the infrastructure to allow families or businesses to sell excess energy back to them. Energy savings are a reality for many with solar panel installations in their homes or places of business.
Not only is it possible to reduce your power bill in Victorville and Apple Valley, but it is even possible to make money by generating surplus energy!
Go Green, Get Green: A Win-Win Scenario
Going green is easy when there are available subsidies and tax credits to take the sting out of initial costs. Most solar panel systems pay for themselves within a few years of purchase thanks to savings on monthly energy bills and possibly incoming revenue from the sale of surplus energy. Solar system installation allows homeowners and companies to save money while helping the environment --it is truly a “win-win.”