When deciding whether you should install solar panels on your home, there are a few things to consider. The most important thing is the potential savings on your energy bill. Because solar panels take the power that they make and feed it back into the grid, you usually will only get credit for the energy that you take from the grid.
Obviously, if you are using fossil fuels, you will need to pay for that energy credit through your home energy bill. The other thing to consider is the environmental impact of your home. Depending on where you live, your choice of solar panel installation also will impact local wildlife populations. The economic impact is probably the most important of all the criteria. Most solar companies offer a “renewable energy credits” option. One of the most common types of “renewable energy credits” is the “net metering” program.
This credits your home for the full retail value of the solar energy that you produce. The problem, however, is that you are only required to buy the energy directly from the solar company — not the utility. This means that the utility will pay you that retail value, which was probably higher than it actually is. In other words, you may end up paying 20–50% more than you would by installing solar panels yourself. In the end, you’re still paying the utility for the energy you’ve produced, and whilst you’re getting a tax write-off the utility is losing money.
Unrivaled Solar's high-quality solar panels are built with the best materials and craftsmanship, which is why they are backed by a 25-year manufacturer warranty. Each of these unrivaled panels is made from tempered glass and monocrystalline cells that generate up to 360-watts of electricity every hour that they receive sunlight. Whether you want to save money on your utility bills or contribute to a cleaner environment, these solar panels can help you do it all.