Many are quick to label solar energy as “the next big trend.” It’s cool and interesting right now, and the solar companies will tell you anything to get you on board.
Sure, it sounds great to lower your utility bill and have sustainable energy. But that’s a pretty expensive system upgrade for your home or business – can you be sure they’re not just telling you what you want to hear just to make a big sale?
It’s a reasonable concern, especially from older generations who are skeptical of these new fads and trends in science and technology.
The switch to solar energy is certainly a fundamental one, and should never be done on a whim. It’s a process that requires research, comparison, choice, and follow-through. However, making the switch to solar energy is a rewarding and even necessary change. It would be a shame to miss out on the savings and opportunity simply due to misinformation.
That’s what we’re here to tell you today: solar energy is not just a “trend.”
Why Solar Power Isn’t Going Anywhere
Solar energy is here to stay, so it’s more a matter of WHEN you make the switch, and not IF you make the switch. With builders, companies, and even the US government making the push for solar energy, it’s likely that you will see solar energy in every home in your neighborhood in the next 10 years.
It’s become incredibly affordable and profitable to make the switch, so that has spurred a huge growth in the solar panel industry.
“But how long will those expensive solar panels actually last? I don’t want to write this huge check just to find that in 5 years there’s something new or I have to replace the entire setup!” That’s a valid concern! Let us give you some peace of mind.
Solar panels can last up to 30 years with proper installation. Thirty years! Is there any other appliance in your home that you can genuinely say will last 30 years with great performance, while also eliminating a utility bill and saving the environment? We didn’t think so.
Solar panels have no moving parts and require basically no maintenance.
Once installed you really only have to think about them in the event of a big storm or catastrophic event, or every time you get a zero power bill and do a little happy dance. Even if the technology advances, which hopefully it will, your solar panel system will continue to operate efficiently and under warranty for at least 20-25 years, depending on your solar provider.
If you’ve been hesitant to consider solar panels because they seem too trendy and expensive to be worth the long-term investment, let us remove that concern.
Solar panels are built to last, require little or no maintenance, and always come with a 20+ year guarantee for efficient operation. If you have more questions or want a free consultation – call or contact Mountain States Solar for all your solar needs!