Solar power is a renewable energy source with the potential to tackle many of the climate change challenges facing the world. Solar energy provides substantial benefits for our environment, health, and economy. Let’s look a bit more into why solar power is important in Arizona and globally.
Safe and Clean
According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, solar energy accounted for 11% of U.S. renewable energy consumption in 2020. Solar is a very safe energy alternative which can replace fossil fuels for generation of electricity dramatically reducing air, water, and land pollution. Electricity from fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal causes substantial air pollution, increased incidence of cancer, and a reduction in agricultural production. These effects all cost countries billions of dollars worldwide. Going solar helps eliminate environmental consequences from using these conventional fossil fuels.
Reliable and Inexpensive
Arizona has the fifth-most installed solar PV capacity in the United States. With the cost of an installed Arizona residential solar panel system about $2.67 per watt before government, state, and local tax incentives, it’s no surprise that the large amount of sunshine in the state makes the economics of going solar very popular. Technology developments and government subsidies have reduced the price of solar PV panels by more than 60%, and production of clean energy from solar has been doubling every 20 months since 2010 according to Bloomberg. Solar energy is now competitive with conventional energy from oil, gas, and nuclear.
Savings and Investment
In Arizona, the average solar system will save you almost $33,000 over 20 years. You can say goodbye to those high summer and winter electricity bills. Most solar experts will tell you that a solar panel system typically pays for itself within five to seven years. When you consider that the average system has a 25-year expected lifespan, you can begin to calculate how much you’ll save over time.
It’s a wise decision to choose an installer with the credentials and experience to maximize your return on your solar power investment. Cool Blew Solar is an SRP certified contractor and was named a top ten qualified contractor by APS. Our solar experts can help you determine the best option for your home and family. Call Cool Blew Solar today to schedule a consultation at 623-234-2836.