Solar-powered energy is becoming more common and more efficient in residential and commercial spaces, and the industry continues to grow each year.
Due to supportive government initiatives, the ongoing power crisis, and the government’s efforts to move towards cleaner energy to reduce the country’s carbon footprint is good news for innovators who offer alternative solutions to consumers.
Having a solar home or solar business is a way to help your wallet and help the earth, and here is how:
1. YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR ELECTRICITY BILL.
We have heard this one time and time again: the energy created from harnessing the sun’s power can be more efficient than energy from the utility provider. Furthermore, sunlight is free, everywhere, and easy to harness, so why would you limit the savings that you can have.
Homeowners can install a solar system that can offset 100% of their electric bills and eventually provide a payback. Savings from day one should be the goal as a new solar owner.
2. A GREAT RETURN ON INVESTMENT.
Going solar is expensive. No one is going to try and convince you otherwise. However, we refer to it as a solar “investment” because it has some great returns. If you compare your current utility bill with a solar loan payment, you’ll see that your return was worth your investment for long-term savings. Like most environmentally conscious decisions, we don’t see the result immediately, but we can see massive changes over time. At Dorman Projects, we often find the payback of solar to be around 3-6 years on commercial buildings and 6-8 years on residential dwellings.
3.INCREASED PROPERTY VALUE OVER TIME.
Property value is constantly changing with the economy. Something that will consistently have a higher value amongst other properties will be
your home with solar panels. Solar panels and a solar system, because of their excellent savings, are going to increase the value of your home should you ever choose to sell.
4. JOB CREATION AND ECONOMY BOOST
Due to increasing power outages in the country leading to the electricity crisis, several opportunities are expected in South Africa to fill the supply and
demand gap. The government policies and increased investments in solar projects will only increase in the coming years.
Solar is one of the fastest-growing industries globally, more systems are being installed, and more jobs are being created. Solar was one of the industries least affected by the covid-19 pandemic.
5. BECOME ENERGY INDEPENDENT.
If you’re creating your energy by using sunlight, you are at an advantage in the current, unstable energy crisis in South Africa and can become independent over time. Sunlight is free, and it ends up costing everyone less money in the long run. Taking the first step towards solar is all that is needed. We find that customers who start with a few panels and build onto their systems have great success. Even one solar panel can make a difference. You don’t need to spend R100 000 to start saving.
6. REDUCE YOUR CARBON EMISSIONS.
Solar is one of the top producing energy resources globally, and it becomes more efficient every day. Therefore, reducing emissions is very important for the future of our planet. Over time, greenhouse gases and emissions can easily be avoided.
7. SOLAR IS THE FASTEST GROWING RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCE IN THE WORLD.
As mentioned before, solar is growing faster than we ever anticipated. More and more people see the financial and conscious benefits of investing in solar panels for their homes or business. People see not only the personal benefits but a worldwide shift towards solar energy.
8. RECEIVE TAX CREDITS AND INCENTIVES.
Installing a solar system can even affect your wallet by giving you a boost during tax season! Every country has different regulations for incentives, so make sure to do some research on the benefits that are going solar can get you on taxes. Having a tax incentive is a huge boost and another great reason to go solar! We often find customers have massive benefits using the 12B tax incentive for solar.
If you do not have any obstructions, your panels will be able to work in all kinds of weather conditions without you having to lift a finger. No matter the heat, cold, rain, or shine, the panels are efficient and work well without much change in their energy production and electricity capacities. We use grid-tied inverters with power optimizer systems such as Solar Edge that tend to yield much more during the winter season.
All these benefits are a huge part of the decision-making process when going solar, and here at Dorman Projects, we know that they’re important to consider alongside the costs. We are here to help you with any other questions you might have about solar or any of the potential costs.
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