Harnessing the power of the sun used to be the subject of science fiction novels, but now, solar power has quickly become more accessible than ever before. In the last ten years, solar panel prices have dropped more than 80%. Have you given any thought to switching to solar energy?
Of course, there are plenty of pros and cons to consider. Are there federal tax credits that you could take advantage of, to help offset the cost of the equipment and installation? Where will the photovoltaic panels be installed – on your roof, or somewhere on the land surrounding your home? Once installed, what can be done about maintenance issues? Will you be able to take advantage of net metering with your public utility company? As you can tell by all of these questions, we recommend doing your research and consulting professionals if you’re thinking about going solar. It’s ultimately up to you to figure out what works best for your home.