Why Solar?

People often ask themselves 'Why is solar energy good?' and, as a result, fail to realise the importance of solar technology. Solar power has evidently become the trend in renewable energy. Homeowners around the UK installed solar panels on their roof, managing accordingly to reap all the solar energy advantages. Apart from the obvious financial benefits, there are other pertinent reasons why you should convert to using solar power instead of fossil fuels. What other reasons should you consider when going solar? Here are seven compelling reasons

Solar energy is the power provided by the sun, harnessed through technology called photovoltaic (PV) cells, which turn sunlight directly into electricity.

It’s good for the environment.

Unlike conventional power, solar produces no harmful emissions that hurt the environment. It’s a clean, renewable process that uses the most natural of all resources: the sun.
Even the energy used to produce the PV cells is paid back soon after. Depending on the type, Energy Pay-Back Time (EPBT) for PV and CPV systems is estimated to be between 0.5 and 1.4 years. After that point, it’s all renewable, all the time.

Solar Energy systems are durable.

Solar panels have no moving parts, and so are not damaged easily. This lowers the chance for an interruption in service.
All solar panels are exhaustively tested to ensure that they can withstand high winds and extreme weather conditions, such as hail and heavy snowfall. Every solar panel used by skilled installers such as 1st Light is guaranteed to be as strong or stronger than your roof itself.

Solar can actually make you money!

Some states, the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requires electricity suppliers to secure a portion of their electricity from solar generators. Rather than investing in systems of their own , in applicable states this has resulted in what is called an SREC market. Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC) are created for every megawatt-hour of solar electricity created. So if your system is consistently generating more energy than you are consuming, you have the opportunity to sell that energy back at a premium.



Being ahead of the curve.

The signs are everywhere. Even pushing against the agendas of fossil fuel companies and dirty energy generators, the future of energy is renewable and clean energy.
For the first time in 2016, renewable energies will make up most of this year’s additions to the power grid. Solar, natural gas, and wind together make up 93% of the total 26 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale generating capacity that will be added this year.