When researching solar energy, you’ve likely seen numerous statistics and testimonials about going solar. That can be a lot to take in, especially when the examples you’re checking out don’t account for the variables in play at your home. That can make you wonder whether going solar is right for you. So, let’s get back to basics. There are plenty of good reasons to start your solar journey in Knoxville, but here are the top three reasons.
Own Your Power
There’s a sense of pride in having control over your own power with electricity produced by your solar panels. Because solar energy can help you potentially save on your electric bills and therefore potentially reduce your reliance on grid energy, it doesn’t sever your connection to the grid entirely. But your ability to own the power you produce, rather than just buy it from the power company, is awesome. An additional way of potentially relying less on the grid is getting a battery backup system to extend your solar panel system’s capabilities. With a battery backup in place, you’ll have access to power in case of power outages. The energy stored in that battery also can be used at night or when your solar panels may not be producing enough energy to power your home. That’s the value of owning your power!
Clean Energy Is The Future
Solar power is a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Better yet, it’s renewable energy, meaning there’s no way to run out of it. You’ll be reducing your carbon footprint, releasing fewer greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and ultimately improving air quality. For more information on all of the good things that solar energy can do for the environment, check out this blog.
Since you’ll be producing your own power from solar panels, you potentially will be relying less on the grid. You could potentially see the benefits of this in your electricity bills down the line, especially when combined with energy-efficient upgrades that reduce your overall energy consumption. Over time, you can potentially save thousands of dollars on your electric bills by adding solar energy to your home.
Additionally, there is a federal solar tax credit in place through the end of 2022 that allows qualifying homeowners to deduct up to 26% of the cost of installing your residential solar energy system from your federal taxes. This 26% applies to the total cost of install, and there is no cap on its value. This tax credit goes down to 22% for residential solar systems in 2023, so it’s worth your while to go solar sooner rather than later!
Knoxville’s Solar Future Is Bright
POWERHOME SOLAR’s local team has all the industry experience and knowledge to guide you on the start of your solar journey. While the three reasons described above are great reasons to go solar, there are even more benefits to going solar for Knoxville homeowners. Get in touch with us today — we’re more than happy to talk about your bright future with solar energy.