The Benefits of Solar Power

The Benefits of Solar Power

The benefits of solar power are threefold: economic, environmental, and energy independence. Solar power systems derive clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing solar panels on your home can bring in huge yearly savings and is also the best way you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease our collective dependence on fossil fuel.


Economic Benefits

  • Costs are lower than ever, making solar significantly more affordable
  • Homeowners and businesses may qualify for a 30% Federal Tax Credit
  • Solar increases the value of residential and commercial properties
  • Businesses can depreciate solar on a 5-year accelerated schedule


Environmental Benefits

  • Solar power reduces your carbon footprint and contributes to a healthy environment
  • A typical 3.8 kW system prevents more than 5 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, equivalent to planting over an acre of trees each year


Energy Self-Reliance

  • Solar electricity reduces the need to send power long distances over transmission lines
  • Solar installations generate electricity at the same location where the power is used
  • Distributed solar lightens the load on an already overburdened grid, providing efficiency and energy security
  • Solar gives owners control over their electricity bills, locking in electricity costs for 25+ years
  • When paired with battery storage, solar provides clean, quiet back-up power during a grid outage



Laurie and Bill Mattinson

Customers • Laurie Mattinson, who went solar in 2014 with Solar Works, loves her new electric vehicle. “ It was wild for me to . . . drive by the gas station and not go in. . . . My car gets charged by my solar panels!"