The sun’s energy has been providing light and warmth to Apple Valley and Victorville for aeons. Now, solar power can power your home as well! In the last several decades, solar energy has been converted to solar power through the use of photo voltaic cells, a technology that has increasingly gained mainstream acceptance. Over time, even big utilities have felt the pull of solar power.
Solar technology remains expensive compared to such conventional sources of electric energy as natural gas or coal—but its overall cost is shrinking rapidly. Victory Solar Pros is positioned to help homeowners and businesses make the most of this innovative technology.
There are countless reasons that solar power continues to gain acceptance in mainstream society and business. At the core, three major benefits of solar technology are attracting new clients to solar, from residential solar power to major industrial complexes:
1. Environmental Impact
Yes, it takes raw materials and energy to produce solar panel and system components. But even during the creation process, those effects are minimal. Solar tech does not emit the particulates, methane, or carbon of fossil fuels. It doesn’t require drilling or strip mining. It doesn’t even require lots of dedicated space, since, in many cases, panels can be installed in unused locations like rooftops or areas of minimal impact like certain desert locations.
2. Financial Incentives
State and federal agencies continue to offer tax breaks and subsidies for solar panels or solar heating. At the same time, public utilities often offer to buy surplus energy from individuals or businesses whose solar panels make more energy than they need.
Even for homes and businesses that won’t produce a surplus, the generation of solar power can significantly reduce monthly utility bills.
3. Jobs and Geopolitics
According to a solar article by The Energy Collective, solar technologies have created tens of thousands of jobs over just the last decade. Solar system production, design, architecture, installation, training, maintenance, and innovation combine to represent a burgeoning industry. At the same time, U.S. reliance on unstable international relationships for fossil fuels has resulted in a range of uncomfortable compromises and long-term uncertainty.
Solar Power is Here to Stay.
The United States can fulfill its own solar energy needs within its own borders. The resulting national industry can keep economic benefits within the U.S. while reducing both residential and corporate environmental impacts—and while lowering costs for homeowners and business owners alike.