(In more way than one)
An investment that makes sense.
Did you know that solar energy is our most abundant form of energy? Here's why you'll want to harvest this renewable power.
Solar + You
It's the age-old question: What's in it for me? There's no shame in asking because it gives us the chance to brag about solar's bountiful benefits.
eliminate your Electricity bills
Your money is better spent on what makes you happy. Solar saves $1,500 a year on average--real return on your investment,
Protect against rising energy costs
When depending on current fossil-based systems, you can expect an increase of 2.8% in your energy bill per year. Avoid those increases with a personal solar array.
Increase your property's value
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory cites a study in the Appraisal Journal, which shows that home value increases $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills. In other words, a solar energy system that saves $400 per year would add a value of $8,000 to your home.
Solar + Earth
We're at a pivotal point in our climate crisis. Investing in green energy doesn't only benefit your financial situation but contributes towards moving to a greener future.
Increase U.S. Energy Dependence
The United States relies on other countries for approximately 25% of its power. Solar provides power without having to outsource.
Reduce carbon emissions and other toxic pollutants
Most of the electricity generated in the U.S. comes from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas. Extracting and using fossil fuels is expensive and harmful to the environment.
Leave fossil fuels in the ground (where they belong)
Fossil fuel consumption is a main contributor to climate change, global warming, and other environmental issues. Choosing solar gets us one step closer to eliminating fossil fuels that create acid rain and smog.
How does solar work?
First, light from the sun is absorbed daily by solar cells.
Next, light creates energy through a semiconductor.
Semiconductors are used to transfer electricity from a conducting material to a nonconducting material.
Then, sunlight provides the energy that is actively gathered and stored in a battery to power their electrical system.
Finally, the electricity is either used by the homeowner, stored in a battery, or sold back to the utility company.
Common Solar Questions
How much does a solar installation cost?
Solar panel installation costs around $18,500 for a 6kW solar panel system for a 1,500 square ft. home and the price per watt for solar panels can range from $2.50 to $3.50. Residential solar panels are usually sized at 3kW to 8kW and can cost anywhere from $9,255 and $24,552 in total installation costs.
Will my solar system still generate electricity when it’s cloudy?
It’s a common misconception that solar only works when it is sunny. The truth is, your system will still generate electricity on cloudy days. The amount of energy generated varies depending on the amount of sunlight the panels receive. Your All Energy Expert will show you a detailed analysis of your sites energy potential, taking into consideration many aspects, including weather conditions.
Can I install the solar panels myself?
There is nothing stopping you from installing your solar panels yourself, but many of the incentives that help reduce the cost of solar require a certified installer in order to qualify. You are also dealing with dangerous Direct Current electricity that can cause major injury and even death. Working with an experienced company like All Energy Solar will ensure your system is designed & installed correctly, you receive all available incentives, and your paperwork and inspections are taken care of. We provide a complete turnkey solution.
Will solar panels generate enough electricity to power my entire home or business?
Yes. Solar panels can generate enough electricity to power your entire home. There are design and installation variables that will need to be taken into consideration, so contact All Energy Solar and one of our customer service representatives can help you determine if your home or business is situated for solar power.
Our adjustable ground mount solar, made in Michigan with US steel, is a perfect solar solution. Watch and learn how simple it is to tilt the panels to match the changing summer and winter suns.
When you think of home solar, this is what probably comes to mind. Afforable and reliable, these set-ups are perfect for homes with plenty of south-facing sun exposure.