There are lots of good reasons to install solar panels. There are plenty of bad reasons to have them installed as well of course. One bad reason to get solar panels would be, for instance, that you think they attract the sun and it will improve the weather over your house. Another bad reason would be because you think they will save you from the end of the world in 2012 (if the world ends, solar panels will be no more use than the roof they will have been installed on). The good news is though, even if you have installed solar panels for bad reasons, you will still get all of the positive benefits from them.
So here are 5 good reasons to have solar panels installed on your roof:
Global Warming. By now most people believe that global warming is going to be a serious problem for this planet unless we do something about it. And most of the problem has been caused by burning fossil fuels, releasing carbon dioxide into the air. Solar panels therefore combat global warming by reducing the demand for non-renewable energy sources.
Pollution. Many people think of global warming being caused by pollution, but carbon dioxide cannot really be considered a pollutant in the atmosphere as plants need it to be able to turn it into oxygen. However fossil fuels do release other pollutants into the air, which then fall to the ground and pollute the earth as well. Therefore by reducing the demand for fossil fuel, solar energy also reduces pollution.
Personal Finances. Although there are plenty of people who take the health of the planet far more seriously than their personal finances, it is something that nobody can afford to ignore. The feed in tariff makes solar energy very attractive as an investment opportunity, as well as being good for the environment. So much so that the government are likely to cut it back soon, so it is best to have solar panels installed as soon as possible in order to take full advantage of it.
The Economy. With more solar panels being produced, this creates more jobs in the green sector, which improves economic conditions. It is also beneficial that this is in an environmentally friendly place in the economy, and not one which is adding to the pollution. Although of course making the solar panels in the first place does expend some energy, but this is more than made up for by its future work.
Rising Energy Prices. This really belongs in the personal finances section, but also deserves a place on its own. With rising energy prices, it means that having solar panels on your roof reducing your energy bills will become even more beneficial.
These are five good reasons to have solar panels installed on your roof. If you would like more information, or a free quote from Solar Energy UK so that you know exactly how much it would cost to have them installed on your roof, then please feel free to get in touch.