Why Solar?

St. Charles Solar Energy

REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

A solar energy system will drastically reduce your carbon footprint over the course of its lifetime. To match the reduction in your carbon footprint created by using a typical 5 kw residential system, you would have to remove 180 tons of toxic CO2 from the atmosphere, plant more than 600 trees, and not drive your car approximately 240,000 miles.

INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME

In most cases, the increase in value of your home is higher than the net cost of installing the system! In addition to significantly raising your home’s value, should the day come when you want to sell your house, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy reports that a homes powered by solar energy sell twice as fast as those that are not.

PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST RISING ELECTRICAL RATES

Energy rates are steadily on the rise. Utility rates have risen at an average of 7.45% a year for over a decade. Because fossil fuels are finite resources, they are also subject to market volatility, and prices could skyrocket at any given time if the market conditions take a turn for the worse.


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