When you are looking to pay less for energy and reduce your carbon footprint, one of the best options is to install solar panels on your home. The electricity generated by your solar panels is free, with the only costs being the panels themselves, installation and any necessary maintenance. Along with financial savings over time, solar power is arguably one of the friendliest to the planet. Here are three reasons why solar power is a great green energy source for your home.
1. No Reliance on Fossil Fuels
The majority of the electricity flowing through the American power grid is generated from fossil fuels. Installing solar panels at your home allows you to produce your own renewable energy, so you’ll rely on less electricity generated from fossil fuel sources. Fossil fuel prices can also fluctuate in the energy market. A solar panel system is a worthwhile long-term investment that will help prepare your home for the future of renewable energy.
2. Reduced Pull From the Grid
Traditionally-sourced electricity can fall short if there is a high demand for electricity. This typically can happen in our part of South Central Texas when some seasonal weather ushers in extreme temperatures.
Producing your own solar energy to power your home during the peak-demand times (often in the hottest part of the summer between 3-7 p.m.) can help reduce pull from the electricity transmission grid. Lessening the demand helps stave off the possibility of ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council or Texas)-issued Energy Emergency Alerts (EEA).
Reduced demand during peak times can also help keep electricity rates stable, as ERCOT uses the amount of electricity consumed during peak times to help determine transmission rates for individual providers like GVEC.
3. Fights Water Scarcity
Hydroelectric power is a cost-efficient green energy source, but a concern is the amount of water that production consumes. Solar power only relies on 100% renewable sunshine. It’s especially notable that we happen to have a great abundance of this sunny energy source in our part of South Central Texas, with an average of over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Your GVEC Solar Specialists
The solar professionals at GVEC Solar Services will help you with all of your solar panel and battery storage sales and installation needs in Seguin, La Vernia, Gonzales and the surrounding areas. Get in touch with us today for a no-obligation free quote! Call us at 855.898.8807, or fill out a contact form.