FAQs: Solar Energy


Solar energy is becoming a very important part of our energy market — and its popularity is growing fast thanks to it becoming more affordable over the last few years. Thanks to improvements in solar panels, this type of energy is a practical solution for many families looking to make the switch to clean energy and save money on their energy bill. Although it’s easy to dismiss solar energy as nothing more than a trend, it’s so much more than that. Read on to hear the answers to three of the most frequently most asked questions about solar energy.

Can solar energy save me money?

Yes. Solar energy is one of the few energy-efficient upgrades that you can make to your home that will eventually pay for itself. If your home is producing more energy than you can use, you may get a credit from your local energy company. Even if your home doesn’t produce enough energy to drop your energy bill to zero, you’re still guaranteed to save some money on your energy bill.

Is solar energy considered a renewable energy?

Yes, solar energy is considered a renewable energy. This is because it converts the sun’s rays into power, so not only will you be saving money on your energy bill, you will also be doing your part to go green and reduce your carbon footprint.

Are solar panels expensive to maintain?

No, solar panels are actually one of the cheapest types of renewable energy systems to maintain. This is because, unlike other forms of renewable energy, there are no moving parts in a solar panel system. Also, solar panels are often mounted in out-of-the-way locations, such as on the top of roofs. This helps ensure that the solar panel system is far away from foot traffic.

These are just a few examples of why solar energy is such a popular option. Although it’s important to make sure that homes are energy efficient, that will only take you so far. The best way for you to save on your energy bill and help reduce your carbon emissions is to make your own energy. Solar panels are the fastest way to achieve that end.

Tim Smith writes for Modernize.

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