In a world with soaring energy costs and an environment in peril, there are a myriad of reasons to go solar. At Guthy Solar Group, our mission is to help the people of Sacramento switch to solar power with minimal hassle.

In today’s blog, we’ll be running through 5 reasons that you should switch to solar power. While solar power has been around for some time now, there has never been a better time to switch! 

Keep reading to learn why you should make the switch!

You’ll Be Helping The Environment

A major reason switching to solar is not just a great decision, but a responsible decision, is that you’ll be actively lowering your carbon footprint. By implementing solar power in your home or business, you’re showing your commitment to environmental conservation. 

But it’s not just showing your commitment. The U.S. Office Of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has reported that switching to solar power will help curb pollution, reduce water scarcity, improve our nation’s general health, and perhaps most importantly, mitigate climate change. 

When it comes to energy, the sun is constantly emitting powerful energy that we can utilize effectively and efficiently. So at the end of the day, why wouldn’t we harness the opportunity? 

While environmental sustainability is a major benefit in and of itself, there are other benefits that you’ll experience from making the switch. 

It’s been shown that businesses who have switched to solar are more respected by customers and employees because of their noticeable commitment to environmental sustainability. 

Additionally, by being a business that utilizes solar energy, there’s a high chance that you will pull the customers who are environmentally minded people who respect and admire your decision to utilize a cleaner, sustainable energy! 

You’ll Be Making A Sound Financial Decision

Aside from helping the environment, switching to solar will save you money, and perhaps even make you money down the line.

First and foremost, when you switch to solar you’re going to be saving money on your annual energy costs. Chances are, when you switch to solar energy, you’ll be producing all of the power you need for your home or business. If not, you’ll be only paying a fraction of what you are now for your energy costs. And on the flip side, if you don’t use all of the energy you produce with your solar power system, you’ll likely be able to sell it to energy companies for a gain. 

Additionally when you utilize solar energy, you’ll no longer have to face rising costs that are an unfortunate reality with energy and electric companies. If you’re creating 100% of the power you use, your only costs will be paying off the actual solar panels and system. 

On that note, it’s been reported that on average, Americans who invest in solar are able to pay off their system, in full, in eight years. On top of that, the return on an investment in solar energy is hovering, on average, at 20%.

Finally, by investing in solar energy for your residential property, you’re actively increasing the property’s value! Zillow has reported that solar panels increase a properties home by around four percent. 

Guthy Solar Group 

The truth of the matter is that investing in solar is investing in your future, both in terms of your finances and environmental sustainability. While there are many more reasons and factors that make solar an amazing route to follow, we figured we’d start by sharing the two major reasons that should sway you into investing in the future.  

If  you’re interested in investing in solar energy for your home or business, contact Guthy Solar Group. And if you’re still interested in learning more about the benefits of solar and how it works when you get a solar power system through us, check out our Why Solar Power? and The Guthy Guarantee pages to learn more about what we do, why we do it, and why it’s important!