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Guest post from JNA Solar

Are you thinking about going solar? You are not alone in this movement, as many others in the world are embracing solar energy. Solar energy is good for the environment and saves you money. Using solar energy to power your home or workplace has many benefits, including economic, personal, and environmental. The following 4 simple benefits of solar energy will help you understand the immense benefits of solar power.

1. Solar energy saves you money – The cost of electricity is constantly on the rise, and multiple independent studies paint the same gloomy picture; electricity prices will continue to rise indefinitely. Switching to solar can drastically cut the cost of your electric bill. Over the long-term, you will save a large amount of money. The only question that remains is, what will you do with all of those savings?

2. Solar energy creates jobs – Solar energy jobs are created in many different ways, such as manufacturing, installing, administrative, monitoring and maintaining solar panels, researching and design, developing, and policy jobs. The solar power industry creates job growth that we desperately. According to CNBC, the U.S. solar industry employs nearly 174,000 Americans, which is up by 22 percent since the previous year.

3. Real estate value goes up – The value of your real estate increases, increasing the amount of return of investment inherent in purchasing your own solar system. The solar energy savings are also attractive to potential home buyers. Your real estate becomes more enticing to the buyers relative to other properties that do not use solar energy. In other words, in dramatically increases your home’s marketability.

4. Solar energy saves the environment – Solar energy production will not harm vital ecosystems, primarily because it does not generate damaging green-house gases. It helps to reduce damage to the ozone and global warming. Solar energy is created by conducting the sun’s radiation. The process is free of any smoke, gas, or other chemical ramification. Solar energy is a clean, green resource that will never be exhausted.

Read the original article at JNA Solar’s website.


JNA Solar offers grid-tied and off-grid residential and commercial solar systems, custom tailored to your needs. We have been serving California since 1996.

By John Fitzgerald Weaver

John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer; known digitally as the 'Commercial Solar Guy.' As a project developer and installer, he’s sold and managed 50+ solar projects, valued over $25 million, ranging in size from 5kW to 1500kW. He’s been involved in many aspects of the solar supply chain –- as a company founder, developer, project manager, manufacturer, permit runner, salesman, contractor and financier. In his free time he tries to get away and clear his mind by climbing mountains, or more regularly by enjoying an IPA or scotch, and really loves the strange connection between politics, energy, finance, and environment in the energy world.

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