6 Reasons to Be Thankful for Solar

People who have made the switch to solar energy have a lot to be thankful...

By Kyle Ritland from Nov 20,2023

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6 Reasons to Be Thankful for Solar

By November 20, 2023

People who have made the switch to solar energy have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. From gaining more control over monthly utility expenses to breaking free from an over-dependence on our aging electrical grid, not to mention helping our planet thrive through the adoption of clean energy. Going solar is so much more than just a shiny rooftop accessory. 

As we join our families and friends around the table this Thanksgiving, we thought it would be a good opportunity to give thanks for all the benefits solar power has to offer. From financial incentives to our growing family of passionate Powur warriors and people who are contributing to a cleaner energy future, here are six reasons to be thankful for solar this holiday season.

1. Solar power adds value to homes.

One of the main reasons to be thankful for solar is the added value it brings to a home. With interest rates on the rise, solar-powered homeowners can rest easy knowing that when the time comes to sell their home, they have added value built into their listing. In fact, some studies from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)  have reported that homes with solar not only sell faster than homes without solar, but when properly marketed by a solar-savvy realtor, solar homes with will generally sell for a higher price because of the positive in-bound revenue stream that solar panels bring.

2. Going solar equals monthly savings.

Financial security is definitely something to be grateful for, especially during the holiday season. People with a solar energy system on their roof save an average of $125 per month, with many achieving even greater savings than that! You’re going to make an electric payment every month whether you like it or not. Why not build your own power plant and cash in your piece of the sun? 

3. Clean energy makes a big difference for the planet.

With all the warm fuzzy feelings the holiday season brings, solar homeowners can also feel good about making a difference for the planet. The average solar energy system installation circumvents 6,000 – 8,000 lbs of carbon each year. That’s the equivalent of planting 42.9 acres of forest. 

People who choose to power their homes with solar are doing their part in the fight against climate change, and that’s definitely something to be thankful for.

4. You can enjoy peace of mind during power outages.

Winter weather accounts for about 22% of power outages in the United States, and homes connected to the grid are left vulnerable to spoiled food, burst water pipes, and other hazards. Solar-powered homes with battery back upstorage solutions benefit from power outage protection and energy independence. 

As the holidays bring cold temperatures with them throughout the country, people with solar and batteries for their homessolar homeowners are absolutely thankful for the energy security they’re able to enjoy.

5. Adopting solar brings tax savings.

Another reason to be thankful for solar is the tax savings it can bring. As of 2022, the Inflation Reduction Actfederal tax credit awards solar energy system owners homeowners with a tax credit worth  30% of the total cost of their solar installation. Residents who purchase their system outright, or who choose a loan financing option are qualified for this tax credit until 2032. Knowing a significant portion of the taxes owed at the end of the year will be covered by going solar is a great addition to anyone’s homeowner’s gratitude journal.

6. A community united in purpose.

When you go solar you join a growing family of passionate warriors who are united in the fight against climate change. Solar challenges the status quo, answers the call for a cleaner future, and benefits all who participate. We are thankful for all who join our mission – Powur customershomeowners and solar professionals alike. Are you ready for a better tomorrow? 

Give Yourself the Gift of Solar

For those who have yet to embrace solar power, there is no better time than the present to get started. Powur customers can go from contract to generating their own solar power in a matter of months. The process is as easy as canned cranberry sauce. 

Give yourself the gift of clean energy this holiday season. Click the “Get a Quote” button at the top of this page and we’ll connect you with a local Powur solar expert in your area for a no-obligation, fully-customized quote.