Solar power helps to slow/stop global warming. Global warming threatens the survival of human society, as well as the survival of countless species. Luckily, decades (or even centuries) of research have led to efficient solar panel systems that create electricity without producing global warming pollution. Solar power is now very clearly one of the most important solutions to the global warming crisis.
Solar power saves society billions or trillions of dollars. Even long before society’s very existence is threatened by global warming, within the coming decades, global warming is projected to cost society trillions of dollars if left unabated. So, even ignoring the very long-term threat of societal suicide, fighting global warming with solar power will likely save society billions or even trillions of dollars.
Solar power saves you money. Putting solar PV panels on your roof is likely to save you tens of thousands of dollars. The average 20-year savings for Americans who went solar in 2011 were projected to be a little over $20,000. In the populous states of New York, California, and Florida, the projected savings were over $30,000. In the sunny but expensive paradise known as Hawaii, the projected savings were nearly $65,000!
Beyond solar PV panels, it’s worth noting that solar energy can actually save you money in about a dozen other ways as well — with proper planning and household design choices.
Solar Pool Heating
Enjoy warm pool water. Solar pool heating lets you maintain warm water temperatures by harnessing free energy from the sun. Solar heating is cost efficient, easy to maintain and warms your pool without the high cost of gas or electric.
Solar works! With a solar pool heated pool, you can enjoy your pool for 8-10 months each year. That’s triple the expected swim time with a non-heated pool and best of all there’s no costly gas or electric bills to pay. You’ve made an investment in your pool – now utilize it to its fullest.
Solar hot water systems
Solar hot water systems take advantage of Florida’s supply of sunshine and use solar energy to heat water for household use. A solar hot water system should provide between 50 and 90 per cent of your hot water needs—the amount depends on your local climate and the model of solar hot water heater you install. Solar hot water systems also work with current electric or gas systems to provide the rest of your hot water needs.