Conserving With Solar

This has been one of the best experiences of my life. My mom and I converted to solar energy a while back. It has saved us a fortune. The front end was expensive. The results have been worth it. Why go solar? Four reasons. One, it’s a great feeling to be able to utilize mother nature to your advantage. 2. It has less impact on the environment than using up tons of power, gas, and other chemicals. Solar farms, when they are finished, can be broken down and the land that the panels were on, can be returned to their original state. 3.) It’s a lot less trashy than building construction of homes and businesses. 4. The savings are astronomical.

When we decided to go solar, there were a couple of reasons behind it. We had land that we wanted to earn more than we were. With solar energy, it seemed like a good fit. My mom and I love conserving the land so that animals still have a place to go. Unlike many developers who are all about the almighty dollar, we recognize that land is the one resource that you can’t make more of. There is only so much available land. What we do with that land is up to us. So, we chose to make use of the options in front of us. We were aware that having the solar panels could increase the value to our home. This was a good thing. We live in a formerly rural area that is becoming more urbanized and neither of us are willing to sell because we do believe in preservation. Also, by going with solar, we could monitor how much energy was being produced daily. That is a very cool option because if you are interested in watching the patterns, it’s interesting how on very sunny days, you can see quite a bit of energy being obtained.

Going solar also means jobs. When we first approached the idea, we were met with a lot of resistance. The town we resided in fought us on every level. Our land was the only way they could grow even though we weren’t technically in their jurisdiction. We were on the outskirts. What I found interesting was that the town never bothered to talk to us. We had no voting rights with the town, yet they could dictate what we could or couldn’t do because we were in the one mile jurisdiction. It took a lot of persuasion, time, energy, resources, and persistence to execute our plans. Finally, the town agreed. Ever since then, I’ve looked out my kitchen window and smiled at the solar panels in the field where I can overlook. We decided to add the solar panels to our home and that’s where all the savings started to kick in. We used to have an electricity bill of about $150. Now our electric bills are between $15-30 a month.

“Solar power, like other renewable energy resources, has many environmental and health benefits. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.”

I bring this up for two reasons. One – many of my friends have mentioned wanting to look at this option for themselves. I highly recommend this to anyone who is contemplating exploring solar panels. Two – the pros outweigh the cons. If society is serious about wanting to utilize more renewable energy, it makes sense to use the power of the sun, the wind, and the water resources that mother nature provides. Thankfully, there are many resources available to anyone who wants to research this further. If you are thinking about this as an option for you and your family, ask questions, do the research and investigate it to see if it would be a good fit for you. I know for us, it’s been a wonderful experience.

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