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5 Benefits of Using Solar Power

5 Benefits of Using Solar Power

5 Benefits of Using Solar Power Monday, June 18th 2012 4:24 PM By GetSolar Staff. It can be tough to justify long-term investments, which typically have a significant upfront cost. Although it may seem like a hefty investment at first, solar energy can pay for itself in the long-run, while also providing a number of additional benefits. Here are five of the biggest advantages to using solar power. Low cost The first advantage is low cost. After the initial solar panel installation, using rooftop solar costs nothing except for possibly some maintenance. According to a Greener Ideal article, solar systems are likely to pay for themselves in less than 10 years. Savings come in the form of lower utility costs, as well as through incentive programs like those described below. Financial incentives Although laws vary by state, you can get paid for feeding energy back into the pow...

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