Why Go Solar- Top 9 Reasons
Never before have so many benefits been associated to ‘Going Solar’
Here are the New Southern Energy top picks for you to consider.
#1 Completely eliminate or drastically reduce your electric bills
Electricity costs can make up a large portion of the overall budget for your home, business or non-profit. With a solar panel system, you’ll be generating free power over your system’s 25-30 year life cycle. Even if you don’t produce all of the energy you consume, your utility bills still will be much smaller. Either way, you’ll be saving a lot of money.
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar panels aren’t an expense. They’re an investment that pays handsome returns often rivaling those of more traditional investments such as stocks or bonds. Substantial savings as well as the potential in some areas to generate revenue result in ROIs of 20% or more, making solar one of the best ways to invest your capital
#3 Protect against rising energy costs
Because energy prices are so unpredictable, they make managing your budget very difficult, especially for businesses or homeowners whose cash flow fluctuates from month to month. By making these costs more predictable, solar power systems have the added benefit of improving a home or business owner’s expense management capabilities.
#4 Increase your property value
Early studies have found that buildings equipped with clean energy systems have higher property values, selling twice as fast and at a premium. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installation into consideration as they value the home at the time of a sale. As appraisers and consumers become more educated, homes or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will be more in demand and may even get even a higher premium.
#5 Create jobs and help your local economy
Studies predict show that if South Africa generates just 15% of total electricity use in 2020 using Renewable Energy Technology, it will create 36 400 new direct jobs, without taking any jobs away from coal-based electricity.
#6 Protect the environment
Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for close to a third of all carbon emissions and going solar can decrease that number significantly. A typical small solar panel system will eliminate 3-4 tons of carbon emissions each year—roughly the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year. Larger installations can have 10 times the impact
#7 Build your brand, demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social responsibility not only tie to an organization’s culture and values, they also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that “green” credentials are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improved business results.
#8 Increase employee morale
Just like consumers, employees have a demonstrated appreciation for their employers’ commitment to operating responsibility. Employees share in the success and contributions of their organizations. When they feel good about where they work, they are more engaged, have higher levels of morale and lower turn-over rates.
#9 Stay competitive
Companies quickly are realizing the social and economic benefits of adopting solar power. As early adopters pull ahead of the competition, many companies are exploring solar power as a way to keep up.