Updated: Jun 6, 2019
St. Patrick’s Day has arrived, and each year’s flurry of excitement along with it. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate, although you might feel a bit “left out.” Decorative banners, parades, window displays and green attire are just a small part of the festivities. And you certainly don’t have to be Irish to participate. In fact, Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we are taking a look at the best way to “go green” for life, and solar is the best energy solution. Here are the top reasons why solar energy is the best way to “Go Green” and convert to renewable energy.
Solar Energy Most Efficient.
Solar Energy is the cleanest domestic energy source available, and the most effective way to reduce our carbon footprint. In fact, solar energy produces the least amount of carbon emissions per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electric output.
Green Solar Technologies.
Solar energy dominates the energy sector because it is proven technology. In fact, the technology associated with solar energy was discovered 100+ years ago. Years of experience have dramatically increased the industry standards of solar panels, which has greatly extended their duration of use. Today’s solar system are made with quality products, with warranties up to 30 years and beyond.
Solar Energy is Saving the Planet. Literally.
Most understand that the sun produces an unlimited source of energy. In fact, every HOUR the earth absorbs enough energy from the sun, to meet the entire WORLD’s energy needs for AN ENTIRE YEAR.
By what do unlimited resources have to do with “going green?” A lot. By using solar power for our energy needs, we are NOT using traditional fossil fuels. Solar allows us to combat the negative effects of traditional energy. Consider this:
Each year, the average home in the United States consumes 10,399 kilowatthours (kWh). 1
If this average home in the United States converted to solar energy, they would have the environmental impact in just the first year: 2
Carbon sequestered by
122 tree seedlings grown for 10 years
8.7 acres of U.S. forests in one year
CO2 emissions from:
827 gallons of gasoline consumed
8,039 Pounds of coal burned
17 barrels of oil consumed
Greenhouse gas emissions avoided by
2.6 Tons of waste recycled instead of landfilled
And this is just the beginning. Businesses that abandon fossil fuels and opt to have a solar panel system installed can have an impact more than 100 times that of the average residential consumer.
It may sound too good to be true, but home and business owners can convert to solar energy for no cost. Some consumers are even able to make a profit from the energy produced by their solar panel system. This is due to the lucrative Federal and State Incentives, along with the Utility Savings achieved by eliminating your utility bill.
Whether you are a homeowner, business or nonprofit, electricity costs can take up a large part of your monthly budget. With solar energy, you generate FREE POWER throughout the duration of your solar panel systems lifecycle.
With National Energy Partners’ industry-leading warranties, that means FREE POWER for 35+ YEARS. If your monthly utility costs are even just $100 a month, that's a savings of $1,200 per year! Or, a $42,000 savings throughout the life of your solar panel system!
And that’s just the BEGINNING! The higher your energy bills, the more you save.
At National Energy Partners, we work to develop solar panel systems that yield the highest energy production available.
Solar Energy comes with lucrative incentives offered to both residential and commercial consumers alike. At National Energy Partners, we help homeowners and business to navigate these complex landscapes, to identify the most profitable methods available. Incentives include:
Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Issued by the Federal Government, The Investment Tax Credit (Or, Solar Tax Credit) is available to both home and business owners. It provides a tax deduction equal to 30% of the cost of the solar panel system (less any cash rebates). Time is limited for this benefit, as it is projected to end in 2022.
State Tax Credits
State Tax Credits deduct a portion of the cost of a solar panel system from your state tax bill. Since these credits are issued by the State, they can vary significantly.
Want to learn about converting your home or business to solar energy? Contact National Energy Partners Today! (856) 273-5761 Info@NepSolar.com
Why National Energy Partners?
For 10+ years, National Energy Partners has been a leader of commercial and residential solar development. We focus on this highest quality solar energy equipment and excellence in customer service. Learn more about our projects:
1. Average residential utility consumption provide by Independent Statistics and Analysis US Energy Information Administration Link to https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=97&t=3 2. Environmental Projections provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, using “The Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.” For methodologies of each calculation, visit EPA.GOV