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Advantages of Switching to Solar Energy

Solar Energy | 20 July 2021

As the costs of electricity continue to rise, many homeowners are searching for ways to save money without sacrificing too much comfort. While there are many options available for saving money, many solutions are not sustainable or environmentally friendly. When it comes to sustainable energy, few systems can match the effectiveness and efficiency of a solar energy system. Solar power is a great alternative to traditional power sources due to its lower environmental footprint, great return on investment, and low maintenance requirements. Despite these benefits, many homeowners are skeptical of solar power and do not believe that the hassle of installing solar panels is worth it. That is why the experts at BNR Electric have compiled some information on the advantages of switching to solar energy to demonstrate why the installation is often worth it.

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3 Benefits of Solar Energy

Solar energy offers the following benefits for most modern homes:

1. Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability is easily one of the biggest advantages of solar energy systems. With a low cost to produce each panel and a long usable life, every solar panel delivers exceptional energy production with minimal environmental impact. While conventional systems require fracking and deep-well drilling, solar energy typically only requires light digging for ground-based systems. In addition to reduced environmental impact, solar energy is one of the only truly renewable sources of energy in the world. Solar energy will always be available for as long as the sun is in the sky, making it the most consistent and reliable source of energy available.

2. Exceptional Cost Savings

Whether you are looking at a grid-tied or off-grid solar system, you will experience significantly lower energy costs. In addition to lower (or non-existent) monthly costs, grid-tied systems allow you to store excess energy in the grid and sell it back to utility companies. This means that solar energy systems can create an opportunity to make money, further adding to their value.

3. Low Maintenance

Solar energy panels and other elements of the system typically do not require much maintenance. As solar panels do not feature any moving parts, there is no wear and tear over time. Panels will need to be cleaned a few times per year and the inverter will need to be changed after 5-10 years, but that is the extent of their maintenance requirements. After covering the initial cost of the solar energy system and installation, owners can expect to spend a minimal amount on maintenance and repairs.

To learn more about solar energy or to inquire about our solar energy solutions, get in touch with the experts at BNR Electric. We can be reached by phone at 604-819-7887 or through our online contact form and will be happy to assist you.


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