Why Iowans Should Switch To Solar
It’s no secret that the cost of living has had a steady increase over the past several decades. With that being said, finding ways to save money is a constant search. One way people are saving is through solar energy. As the world works to move away from fossil fuels and toward sustainable, renewable sources of energy, solar power is one of the best options for transitioning. Solar energy is a clean source of fuel that can be found anywhere in the world. It’s also easier than ever to install solar panels on your home or business!
Clean and efficient Solar energy is clean and environmentally friendly. Solar power is a renewable resource, meaning it doesn’t run out. As long as the sun continues to shine, you can harness its energy for free! (Imagine having to pay for sunshine ...)
Solar energy does not produce any pollution or greenhouse gases when used for electricity production. This means that you don’t have to worry about air quality or climate change when using solar power at home. Because of this, many people choose solar because they want to help protect their family from pollution while also reducing their carbon footprint on the environment at large. Solar panels are a clean source of energy because they do not emit any harmful chemicals into the air during operation and maintenance procedure.
Iowas high rank in solar In 2017, Iowa had the most installed solar capacity per capita of any state. That’s right, the state where you and me live has more sun than any other in the country! And it has the fourth highest amount of solar installations, too. In fact, there are more than 10 times as many solar jobs in Iowa as there are coal mining jobs and nearly twice as many wind-power generation jobs.
This means that if you install rooftop panels or a ground-mount system on your home or business in Iowa, you could be doing your part to reduce pollution by cutting back on fossil fuels while saving money at the same time. It’s a win-win in our book!
Long-term savings Solar energy provides long-term savings. That’s a given.
Whether you're looking at solar panels for your home or business, the upfront cost is one of the most significant hurdles to overcome. But solar is an investment that pays off in the long run. Once you install a solar system, it will provide free electricity for 20 years or more with no additional costs other than maintenance and cleaning, and those are minimal. And if your roof needs replacement before that time period ends, luckily you’ll be working with Walter Roofing + Solar ... where we can help you with that too? The panels can easily be transferred to a new roof with nothing else needed then our solar specialists help in reinstalling them.
Let's say you have 100 square feet of south-facing roof space that could be used for solar panels (the ideal location). A typical installation, after tax credits and financing if needed, can cost next to nothing— but what do they cost once they're up there? We help clients cut cost to equal their current monthly bill or up to 30% cheaper. But remember, you’re not paying for the energy, you’re building equity through your solar energy.
A great investment for both your wallet and the environment Energy savings are the biggest benefit of installing solar panels on your home. The average family can save $80 to $100 each month, which is around $1,000 per year. That's not all though; you'll also be saving money long-term since you won't have to pay for fossil fuels anymore.
You can get a great return on investment with solar power because it has no fuel costs and minimal maintenance requirements. As long as your panels stay in good shape, a solar system will last for 30 years or more!
Paying off your investment may take some time but it's worth it: many people see their payback periods lasting between five and seven years after installation. In fact, once you've paid off your system there's nothing left to do but enjoy FREE electricity from the sun!
Conclusion All in all, there are many reasons why you should switch to solar... and with with Walter Roofing + Solar. Perhaps the one reason that’s most compelling is all the money you can save. But don’t forget that it doesn’t just benefit you, it benefits the environment too. Solar energy is clean, renewable, and efficient. By investing in a solar panel today we can help achieve a greener tomorrow for everyone.
Interested in learning more about Solar? Give us a call and we would gladly speak with you.