Independence is something we value, as Americans and as successful adults. Independence means doing everything that needs to be done, supporting yourself, and not needing to rely on others for things you need. Independence fosters success and sustainability, and it’s simply an American principle. We value pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and making things work for you. Which is one reason solar is so appealing to Americans.
Energy is a resource just like any other, and it’s production effects the economy. The United States often has to rely on the economies and production of other nations for the things we need. Imports and exports are a healthy part of every economy, of course. But there can be some problems when the world faces political or natural catastrophes. For example, during the Gulf War political tensions caused the export of oils to the United States to slow dramatically. It has happened at other times, and will probably happen again. In those moments, the United States is at the whim of other nations who provide things we need. Prices can spike or supply can stop entirely.
While we appreciate the system of imports and exports, and the political benefits we can get from our relationships with other nations, it can pose serious problems. The United States has always been looking for ways to bolster our independence, especially when it comes to products like energy. Currently, the global market for energy fluctuates and can make prices swing for American customers.
Solar is one way the United States is pursuing energy independence. If we can expand our use of solar panels we can create much more energy independence which has a wide range of benefits. The first is that our economy is more stable – unaffected by the energy crises or price swings that occur globally. The second is that it relieves political pressure and forced economic relationships if we can produce enough of our own energy. Finally, it’s much more lucrative for American citizens.
Your Energy Independence
By switching to solar panels, you may not realize you’re helping the global economy and the independence of America, but you will notice your own energy and financial independence. You’ll watch your utilities bill disappear, your home value soar, and eventual begin making money on your solar panel upgrade. If you’re ready to become energy independent, Solar Power Utah is ready to take the steps with you.