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According to a 2015 Green Tech Media Study, a solar power system is installed every 2.5 minutes in the United States. This is a drastic improvement from 2006 when one was installed every 80 minutes!

This can only mean more and more people are embracing solar energy as the preferred way to power up their homes and businesses.

If you have been wondering whether installing solar panels is worth it, today we’re putting those doubts to rest.

Read on to learn some of the top advantages of solar power.

Green Energy Saves the Planet

2017 has seen natural disasters of gigantic proportions.

Even though there are skeptics who think this has nothing to do with climate change, scientists are adamant climate change plays a big role, and is likely to fuel future disasters.

The good news is climate change, at least some of its consequences, are preventable. And as a global citizen, there are steps you can take to play your role in saving the planet.

One of those steps? Installing solar panels in your residential and commercial properties.

Emissions from power plants are a leading cause of climate change. As more people embrace solar power, there will be less reliance on these power plants.

The fewer people these power plants will have to supply energy to, the lesser power they’ll need to generate. This means reduced carbon emissions!

Solar Power Saves You Money

The average household in the United States consumes 10,812 kilowatt hours of electricity. A kilowatt hour costs about 10.28 cents.

When we do the math, many Americans are spending north of $1,100 on electricity annually.

What if we told you there is a way to significantly reduce that bill or even bring it down to $0? With solar power, this is possible.

Although the initial installation cost will be high (about $21,000), once everything is done you can forget about energy bills. Of course, maintenance costs will crop up here and there, but that’s nothing to worry about.

Over several years, a solar power system will save your family thousands of dollars.

Increase the Value of Your Home

Building or purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make.

Naturally, we all want our investments to keep growing and be worth a lot more several years down the road, just in case we decide to sell.

But how do you ensure your home keeps gaining value?

First, building a unique home like Kre8 Constructions amazing custom new homes will ensure your property stands out in your neighborhood and keeps turning heads. Second, installing a solar power will add a couple thousand dollars to the property’s value.

The fact that more people are embracing green living coupled with the energy efficiency that comes with solar-powered homes, will make the property fetch more money. In fact, an average solar installation will add $20,194 to the value of a mid-sized home.

Enjoy the Benefits of Solar Power

The verdict is out. Solar power will save you money, increase the value of your property and, importantly, enable you to reduce your home energy carbon footprint.

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