J-Tech Solar: Why Solar Energy Matters
Solar energy, as with other renewable energy sources, is gaining popularity among residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural property owners alike. While it’s not necessarily a new concept, it’s still one that the majority of us could benefit from knowing more about.
Your Questions Answered by the Clean Energy Experts at J-Tech Solar
To get a better understanding of solar energy, we asked the professionals at J-Tech Solar to give us an overview of the basics. Here are the answers to their most frequently asked questions:
Why use solar energy?
It’s a no-brainer – solar energy is good for the environment! Solar panels use only the sun as an energy source, which means you can rest easier knowing you are doing your part to help the planet.
There has to be money in it though, right?
Isn’t renewable energy production on the rise?
Absolutely. In fact, 2016 was the first year in history that renewable energies made up most of the additions to the power grid. That momentum has continued to build in 2017. According to a new report released by GTM Research and the Solar Industries Association (SEIA), almost 2.4 gigawatts (GW) of solar voltaics were installed in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2017 alone. That’s an increase of 8% year-on-year, and with the total installed capacity hitting 47.1 GW, it’s enough to power just over nine million homes! Quite literally, the future is bright.
I barely know what a solar panel is, let alone how to take care of one. Is it complicated?
No problem. Because solar panels have no moving parts, minimal maintenance is required. In fact, our panels come with a warranty, so there’s nothing to worry about.
What does installation look like?
Our company does all the heavy lifting, so you can sit back without worry. We’ll install your panels quickly and easily.
Alright, so how much do solar panels cost?
That depends on a few different variables. We’re happy to provide a free estimate based on location, type of panel, and number of panels.
What if I don’t use all of my collected energy?
Congratulations! That means you’ll be receiving a check from your local energy utility provider. Energy utilities will buy your unused energy, keeping your solar production full circle.
I heard the government offers incentives for converting to and using solar. Is that true?
Correct, it sure is! There are several different options available, which can often be applied in combination.
I know why solar is beneficial from an environmental standpoint, but why choose solar from a monetary perspective?
At the end of the day, whether you pay your utility for energy or decide to front the cost to install solar panels, you’re going to pay for energy. Why not invest in your energy rather than pay for it? Today, the typical solar system will pay for itself in a 10-year period, and it’s not uncommon to save between $15,000 and $20,000 in energy costs during a 15-year period.