There are many reasons to use solar energy systems. Today, however, we will be focusing on the reasons to make the switch immediately. Now, not later or soon! It’s possible to ask yourself why there is such a pressing need. To bridge the gap between consumers and education about solar cells and their advantages.
Let’s sum it all: There are three reasons why solar energy is more important than ever. Your wallet will be grateful (we are currently in recession), your future uncertainties regarding the availability and price of solar panels, as well as climate change. It is time to act now. Which side of history would you prefer?
Why you should switch to solar energy
1. Your wallet
The supply chain disruptions and barriers that have caused the rapid rise in all prices are a major reason for rising prices in today’s chaotic and often scary world. It shows that all items have seen an 8.6% increase in prices between May 2021 and May 2022. Food costs have increased by 10.1% while energy costs have risen 34.6%. It’s true. It’s true.
The economics of energy are somewhat alarming. On average, energy services have increased by more than 20%. Direct electricity costs 10.6% more while natural gas-sourced electricity costs a staggering 30.2%. While electricity from non-natural gasses is increasing, it also shows that electricity from solar and wind sources is going to be much cheaper. This is because you can create your own electricity using solar energy and sell the excess to the power grid. It’s a win/win situation.
2. Uncertainty about availability
There is more uncertainty. Future availability of solar panel and solar power system materials/resources is uncertain. We’ll be focusing on the current tariffs that the Solar Energy system space faces. This is a very important topic and we plan to continue talking about it in the months ahead. In essence, in March 2022, the Department of Commerce in California launched an investigation that resulted in the halting of the importation of solar panels.
It doesn’t matter if this investigation is valid. Most panels (up to 90%) were sourced from southeast Asian nations, because these were the most economically viable places to make them. However, the March investigation halted the US imports from nearly any country. Now, it’s June 6, 2022, and President Joe Biden has announced that his administration will allow importation of these panels for 24 months. The Defense Production Act will then be used to encourage increased domestic production. This means that we will have a 2-year break and the ability to obtain the equipment necessary to make it affordable. But, this executive action will expire in 2 years. This could lead to an exponential rise in the cost for solar projects and installation .
3. Climate Change
It’s here and it’s terrible. Already, we are already feeling the effects (especially in Florida and other warm areas), and it won’t stop unless we act. We have depended on greenhouse gasses from the combustion of nonrenewable resources, which has resulted in a decreased quality of life. The beach house that you longed to retire to in 2045. Due to rising sea levels, it may be submerged. Extreme temperatures could make the tropical paradise you once dreamed of uninhabitable. You’ll have noticed that each year is getting hotter and the temperatures are rising due to climate change. Renewable energy is one of the key keys to halting or at least reducing the impacts of climate change by 2050 (the international plan to avoid the worst).
It is not only smart but a necessity to switch to the solar energy system. It may not be possible economically, but if we are more aware of the benefits and needs of solar energy systems, it will be easier for us to make the switch. It is time to make the switch.
Solar is the best solution to this problem today – aren’t you interested?
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