Hi guys it’s Kari here today we’re going to talk about saving money with solar power. Nowadays more than ever I see solar panels popping up everywhere. I see them at all the local schools they have built parking lots full of covering with solar panels on top. I drive through neighborhoods where I live at and I see solar panels on top of houses. So there is a lot of buzz going around right now about solar power, solar panels, and saving money. From what I hear the government is giving out tax credits for participating in the use of renewable energy. Again from what I hear Pres. Obama has signed something into Congress to help people save money or willing to use solar power.
But let’s consider both sides right now, the positive and the possible negative. So my first question is how much does a solar power system cost, I’m sure a larger system cost more than a smaller system. So the question that I’d like to ask as a business and service person is one do I get a return on investment. In other words how long is it going to take me to learn my money back for the purchase of a solar panel system? From what I hear the solar power systems can be very expensive. Well into the tens of thousands of dollars for installation. So, how long is it going to take for me to save these thousands of dollars that I’m paying for a system? Right now I currently pay just above $100 a month for electricity so in a year that’s $1200 in 10 years that’s $12,000. Some of the hyped it’s coming along with the sales pitch for solar panels is that electricity prices are steadily rising. But how much further will he need to rise for me to get a return on my investment in ten years? I don’t really know if that is feasible. From what I hear the average system for the average house costs about $30,000. So that puts me at about 25 years to recoup the money that I spend on the solar panel system. In that 20 years how much maintenance and or repairs will I have to spend money on?
So while solar panels and solar power and renewal energy sound like a good idea, personally I am not totally convinced. And I am a little unsure that I can have a professional explain the whole thing to me without having a huge biased and or sales pitch coming along with it. Doing all the research can be overwhelming because there is so much information floating around wherever you look. A lot of the info is more like info marketing and slick sales copy so it’s a little hard to get an unbiased opinion. Even the government and local governments seem to be a bit biased towards solar power. But I do plan on getting a professional opinion after I do my homework.
I will call a local place here in San Diego to find out what all the hype and facts about solar are. I will start at the top of the list with a fair price solar company in San Diego. Southwestern solar is a very good place to start if you’re looking for a solar power system in the San Diego area. They can provide you with all the information you need and point you in the direction of an honest solar panel installer in the San Diego area. From there the search will continue for the truth about solar and the positives and negatives. It will definitely be an in-depth research to find out whether it is worth paying for.