You may be wondering why you need a solar power generator for your home. You hear about solar energy and 'green power' all the time but may think it doesn't really apply to you. This alternative power source applies to everyone that uses electricity, hot water, heat or cooling in their household. Anyone that even cooks their family's food at home needs clean, safe, environmentally sound power. If you own a swimming pool and want to heat the water, you need alternative power sources to make this affordable. As you can see, every home can benefit from the use of a solar power generator.
The Earth's limited supply of fossil fuels is running out at an alarming pace. We don't think much about it when we turn on a light switch or turn the thermostat to a comfortable temperature. It never crosses most people's minds when they step into a comfortably hot shower that valuable resources are being eaten away by their actions. It is, however, true that the rising cost of traditional power sources is not just a ploy by utility companies to get more money and earn more profits. The location and development of new sources of the fuels required to produce the utilities we think so little about requires more and more every year. The sources in use are running out and, unfortunately, these resources are non-renewable. Someday, there simply won't be any more for the power companies to obtain and use to generate energy for us to purchase.
Why should you decide to install a solar power generator system for your home now? There are many valid reasons besides saving resources. One of the most attractive reasons is that it can save you money over a period of time. After the initial investment in the solar powered energy generating system, which can range from only a couple of years to as many as ten or more depending on the solar power system you select, you get free power with almost no maintenance and effort for years to come. Solar generator systems have almost no moving parts and are not susceptible to frequent breakdowns, providing you with a lasting power source at no cost, or very little cost, to you. With the continual rise in fossil fuel prices, the pay off can happen even sooner as prices continue to sky rocket.
Another great reason to choose now as the time to install a solar power generator is the fact that you may be able to obtain a grant to pay for part of your system. A grant is a disbursement of funds for a specific purpose that, unlike a loan, does not have to be paid back. Often grants are available from the federal or state government to help you afford the cost of the solar power system.
Tax credits are available to people that use solar power generators. A break on federal income tax and, in some states, state income tax is available only to those that install and utilize alternative power systems to reduce their dependence on traditional power sources. To learn how installing a solar power system can help you with income taxes, contact the Internal Revenue Service, either online or by telephone, and contact your state income tax agency to learn what, if any, incentives are available in your state for alternative power installations. The savings in tax money can be substantial, helping defray the cost of installing the system.
The installation of a solar power generator can add to the resale value of your home. If you plan to sell your current home in order to move into a large home in the future, the addition of solar power raises the value of your property and makes it much more attractive to the potential buyers.
Now is the right time to act on obtaining a solar power generator. Reduce your dependence on fossil fuels and you'll find you and your family benefit in many ways.About the Author: Anita van Wyk strives to make make more people aware of the benefits of using solar energy through her website http://facts-about-solar-energy.com/
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