While solar energy used to seem like something out of a science fiction novel, the fact is that it’s an increasingly common source of clean energy, even for your everyday homeowner. Because it’s such a good option for the environment, there are several incentive programs and tax credits that can be taken advantage of. It’s possible to lease photovoltaic panels, making the initial cost a bit more bearable. Some estimates say that a homeowner can save around $8,000 over 20 years by using solar energy.
Of course, there are some negatives to owning solar panels. The initial installation cost may be significant, and it’s important to find a skilled installer to avoid potential issues. Additionally, some people may not view large photovoltaic panels as being part of their dream home aesthetic. And finally, if you happen to have some issue with your roof, and the panels are installed on top of it, you may need to remove the panels before addressing the issue with the roof.