Published on October 30th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan5
Time To Get Off Your Butt & Go Solar!
October 30th, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
This is a motivational post. This is a call to action. This is a mid-week, time-to-finally-change-something piece.
The fact of the matter is: millions of Americans are throwing away money. Actually, not just throwing it away, but giving it to semi-monopolistic utility companies for electricity produced from the burning of dirty energy sources such as coal and natural gas.
In other words, millions of Americans are giving money to companies that, in return, pollute our air and water, ruin our climate, and simply make our lives more difficult and shorter.
You should know by now that you have a better choice. If you own the roof over your head, you can put solar panels on it, solar panels that will probably save you a ton of money. Look at the benefits: You save hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year. You stop polluting and harming your neighbors, your kids, your grandkids, and yourself. You become a power producer rather than simply a dependent slave to the energy system. You have a positive effect on the world as well as your own household.
Furthermore, you can get an electric car, fuel it with electricity from those solar panels, and thus also cut your dependency on pollution from the burning of oil, as well as your dependency on oil-producing countries that don’t like the US and wars that are centered around oil security.
It’s really a simple matter. It’s common sense. The price is right — for millions or even hundreds of millions of you!!
You may think that the story is different for you. You may think your situation is not so peachy. If you got a solar quote a year or more ago, you may think solar is too expensive. But the cost of solar has dropped tremendously in the past few years. It has put solar power growth off the charts. If you haven’t gotten a solar quote in a few months, now is probably a good time to check again.
Plus, if you have solar leasing or a residential solar PPA option available in your state, you may be able to go solar for $0 down or very little money down, and then save money from Day 1 or at least within months of getting solar panels on your roof.
Know all this and haven’t gone solar or at least gotten a solar quote yet? Know is the time! Just do it!
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