Why Go Solar?

Solar power is a simple idea with major benefits for you, your family and the environment. With rising electricity costs, solar makes sense for many families, businesses and industries. When you think about the cost of heating your house or running your air conditioning system, it becomes clear that solar power is one of the most cost-effective ways to cut your electricity bills. 

 Solar power also has several other advantages over standard grid electricity: 

 Energy independence – If you have limited grid supply or suffer from frequent power outages, solar can provide a secure source of electricity for your home. 

 Environmental responsibility – Solar is an eco-friendly alternative to coal and other fossil fuels, reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. 

 Improvement in value of your home – Installing a grid-tied solar system will improve the value of your home. This is especially true if you live in an area that could benefit from solar storage batteries (and even more so if they are installed as part of a range of energy efficiency measures). 

 A growing industry – Solar is an expanding industry, with new technology and innovation leading to better products at lower costs. 

With these incentives, now is a great time to get started on a solar system.


Enough sunlight reaches the earth in one hour to power the world for an entire year. Unlike the substantial resources and capital needed to extract and burn fossil fuels, anyone can purchase and get solar installed to take advantage of this abundance of light energy. 


Installing solar panels significantly reduces monthly electricity bills and dependence on the power grid. This energy independence protects against rising electricity costs and volatile fuel prices. With analysts forecasting continued increases in electricity rates, solar remains a cost-effective solution and long-term investment for the future.


Studies have shown properties with solar systems sell up to 20% faster and at a 17% premium compared to homes without solar systems. A solar installation makes your property more attractive to buyers, increasing its resale value.


Unlike energy generated by fossil fuels, solar doesn't release harmful Co2 emissions. Sustainable carbon-free solutions such as solar are crucial to slowing the pace of climate change and preventing further damage to the environment.



Solar PV panels capture sunlight, causing electrons in the panel's silicon cells to release energy that becomes direct (DC) electricity.

An inverter converts the DC into AC electricity, making it usable for homes and businesses.

Excess electricity can be stored in batteries or fed back into the power grid

Additional electricity can be pulled from the grid if you need more power than your solar panels can generate.

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