News about renewable energy and electric vehicles
Solar energy

5 Major Benefits of Using Solar Energy in Your Home

Solar PV system on the roof

Fossil fuels come with a tremendous environmental cost for mankind, despite the fact that they represent the main source of energy for power plants and vehicles.

For the environmentally-conscious homeowner, solar energy provides an option for taking a small bite out of that environmental cost.

Of course, that’s not the only reason for using solar power in your home. There are many benefits of solar energy, and if you read further, you will find the major benefits of solar energy in a household.

1. Reduced Utility Costs

A solar PV system can reduce your utility costs pretty much. The amount you save every month will depend on the size of the PV system and the amount of sun hours received in your area. In the arid, sunny Southwest, you might cut your electricity costs to nearly nothing, while in the less sunny Northeast, you’ll see more modest savings.

Either way, your monthly electricity bill will prove to be lower than it would without a solar PV system.

You need a grid-connected system if you want full value for the electricity your solar PV system produces. Most locations require a professional installation made by a company like HomePro Solutions for example, for a grid-connected solar PV system.

2. It’s a Reliable Secondary or Primary Energy Source

The sunlight covers the planet every day, but in cloudy days, the sunlight is blocked by clouds to reach the surface of the planet. Solar panels so work even in cloudy days, but the energy produced will be drastically reduced compared to the production of energy in a sunny day.

Solar power can become this way a reliable primary or secondary energy source for your household.

3. Minimal Maintenance

A residential solar PV system needs little to no maintenance (you only have to use that garden hose to clean your panels by removing dirt and maybe some debris. A clean solar panel will always produce more power than a dirty one.

For very dirty panels you can use soapy water and a sponge to keep clean all the time.

As a general rule, this holds true for the entire lifetime of the system (two to three decades).
Only the inverter will be replaced once 8 to 10 years.

4. Incentives and Rebate Programs

There is s generous number of programs available for homeowners that could help you reduce the costs with the installation of a new solar PV system inclluding:

  • Federal tax credits
  • State tax credits
  • Cash rebates
  • Subsidized loans
  • Tax exemptions

These programs could vary by state and even city, so you have to do some reasearch to find the programs that could help you reduice the costs with the installation.

5. Improves Home Value

A roof-installed solar PV system doesn’t just help the environment or cut your utility costs, it can actually raise your home’s value pretty much. Solar systems typically attract buyers who know about the benefits of using new technologies such as solar energy.

Solar Energy Comes WIth Several Advantages

Solar energy offers homeowners several kinds of advantages such as financial benefits including federal and local incentives, improved home value, reduced electricity bills and a reduced carbon footprint for your building.

Financial benefits sit at the top of many people’s lists of value. You can save money on utility bills and improve your home’s value on the local real estate market.

More than that, solar energy can become a reliable source of power even in cloudy or rainy days if you use an energy storage system.

Looking for more information, news and tips about alternative energy? Check out some of our other alternative energy-related articles on this site.

Article written by:

I am a writer and reporter for the clean energy sector, I cover climate change issues, new clean technologies, sustainability and green cars. Danny Ovy


  1. Zachary Tomlinson

    Putting a few solar panels on your roof will definitely make a difference on your utily bill right away.
    Incentives are still available, and this is why my uncle trying now to make his home look more futuristic. I’ll suggest him he consider hiring experts who can install a solar PV system on his roof.

  2. Victoria Addington

    Wow, it’s interesting to know the several benefits of solar energy. My parents are thinking of considering a solar installation to reduce our carbon footprint since we live in a suburb. Apart from the reduced utility costs, I like that it doesn’t require much maintenance since the panels can last for about two to three decades. Hopefully, I can find a manufacturer nearby.

Leave a Reply

© 2012 - 2024 -