How to Go Solar
Why Go “Solar”?
Solar energy is a clean source of energy that is inexhaustible, abundant and powerful!
Here are a few reasons why millions of people all over America and the world are integrating solar into their electricity and heating systems.
Protect from Increasing Electricity Rates.
Offset energy prices and unpredictable rate hikes by generating your own free power for decades.
Protect the Environment.
Most electricity is generated by burning coal, which emits greenhouse gases that have serious environmental consequences. Solar electricity comes from a clean and renewable source—the sun.
A solar PV system powers your home and a solar thermal system generates hot water so that you use considerably less electricity from the public utility. Solar systems pay off your daily electricity needs, and going solar means having your own electricity.
Increase Property Value.
Solar is a smart upgrade that makes your home more desirable and valuable in two ways– reducing the annual operating costs and increasing home equity. In fact, one study shows that a solar system, which saves $1,000 in annual energy costs, adds $20,000 to the property value.*
* This 20 to 1 ratio was estimated by Appraisal Journal in 1998 and is cited by Wells Fargo Bank.
Promote Local Economy.
Solar energy is domestic and local. By installing a solar system on your home, you are creating local job opportunities and thus contributing to local economy development.
If these benefits make sense to you, then it’s time to go solar and start a POWERFUL FUTURE.
Check out the story of how a Knoxville family added solar to their home: The Smith Family Residential Solar System.
Make the Green Power Switch
If you aren’t ready to purchase your own residential solar system, an excellent way to support the use and development of renewable energy resources – like solar and wind power – is to purchase Green Power Blocks, which you can pay for in your regular energy bill. Sign up for Green Power now »