Solar power has a growing role in our lives. And we’re not talking about the power of a sunburn.
From residential homes to commercial businesses to the government as a whole, everyone everywhere is slowly beginning to adopt the technology. The market has completely changed and developed over the last decade to make solar energy much more affordable and effective for anyone to adopt.
The price, size, and barrier to implementing solar technology have all dropped significantly, which is beneficial to consumers and the the world at large.
Of course it’s the hard work of scientists and engineers over the past 50 years that deserves most of the credit for bringing solar energy to this generation. But the involvement of the government has also increased the accessibility of solar power for homeowners and businesses in all parts of the country, at all levels of finance.
Once solar energy became more efficient to install and use, the government has pushed to increase research & development, manufacturing, marketing, and implementation of solar panels and solar technology. Why?
For one, stimulating solar technology is stimulating the entire solar industry – and therefore the American economy. As the solar industry expands rapidly we see thousands of jobs created in the field of engineering, production, distribution, installation, and more.
The government has been providing incentives to solar technology companies in order to help bolster their development and to encourage them to continue their work and hiring processes.
The biggest reason the government is promoting solar energy, however, is because of the commitment to find ways to decrease our environmental impact. The United States takes more than it’s fair share of the worlds pollution and energy consumption due to our advanced development and sophisticated population. Therefore it is critical that we do everything in our power to become more self-sufficient and environmentally friendly.
Solar technology has allowed everyone to harness safe, clean, renewable energy in an accessible way.
In order to spread the reach of the solar industry, the government has provided tax incentives, subsidies, and a variety of programs to make solar technology more affordable to residential customers as well as businesses. That’s right – you can get tax credits and breaks for making the switch to solar energy. This can significantly defray and rebate the upfront costs of purchasing and installing solar panels for your home or business.
The government is also rolling out a variety of programs to bring solar energy to their buildings, affiliated businesses, and lower income areas where solar technology could make a real difference.
By setting a good example they hope to encourage others to adopt solar technology, and by introducing solar technology into areas that still can’t afford it, even with the major price cuts, they communicate a strong commitment to the future of solar energy.
If you’re interested in solar energy and wondering what kind of government involvement and benefits you may be entitled to, call or contact Solar Power Utah today and learn more!