“Solar energy is cheaper than electricity.” This statement is something that you’ve heard your entire life. You’ve had the thought cross your mind a time or two about saving a few dollars by getting some solar panels. But how much money could it really save you? After you pay the cost of the panels and having them installed on your property, would you really be saving that much money?
The answer is yes. How much could you save on your power bill? Well…all of it!
Solar energy is the most plentiful resource we have available. There’s no danger of running out anytime soon. It will last us for as long as the sun is burning in the sky. It’s all around us every day. A solar energy system set up on your property collects the sunlight through panels and converts it to electricity. A free and completely renewable resource has been turned into something that we use every day.
Will your solar panels collect enough energy to generate all of the electricity that you’ll need forever? While it is true that the power produced by the sun is infinite, the amount that your solar system can generate is not. There will be months that you’ll use a little more electricity than your system has created. So, how exactly does that eliminate your power bill?
Net Zero Installation
Most of the time you will use less power than your solar energy system generates. The extra power goes onto the city’s grid and they pay you for it. When you get your power bill the following month, you will see a negative balance where the money was credited to you. If there is an extreme heatwave and you run your air conditioning more than usual, you might find that you’ve used a little more energy than your solar panels collected. On those months you’ll see that your credit has gone down.
The goal is for the year to go by without paying any money to the power company. The ups and downs in your balance should even out over a 12 month period. That means that, over time, you have a net-zero expenditure on power. It makes the money spent on the panels and installation seem like a worthwhile investment.
At Aurora Energy, we know how important your money is. You work hard for it and we want to help you keep more of it in your pocket. An investment today will mean that, as utility costs rise in the future, they won’t affect you or your family. But we can’t help you until you contact us. Visit our website to set up an appointment with one of our friendly solar consultants. They’ll design a system that meets the needs of your home.