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Solar Power and Clean Energy as an Investment

Do you think of your car as an investment? Can it provide you a rate of return? Unless it’s a classic/vintage or limited production car, a newly purchased car depreciates most of its value right when a consumer drives it off the dealership lot. Purchasing solar energy on the other hand is a smart investment, because the home or business you attach solar panels to increases in value significantly. Solar Energy adds more value than adding a new room or expanding a warehouse. Solar Energy adds a large boost to the value of your home or business because it helps reduce your net operating cost to run the household or business. Producing your own clean green energy is the best way a home or business can fix in their energy costs for the life of the system. Since Solar energy systems have no movable parts the lifetime of solar panels are more than 30 years. The Appraisal Journal suggests that a home value increases by $20 for every $1 reduction in annual energy bills. For example, a solar energy system that saves a home owner $400 per year would add $8,000 to the value of the home. Solar Energy for a business can even add more value, depending on many factors, a business valuation professional can help a business entity figure out how much value a solar energy system would add to the business. In conclusion it makes total financial sense to go solar, even with an upfront cost because when a home or business is sold, the investment in a solar energy system provides a great return. In addition with this tough real estate market in the USA, realtors are reporting that homes with solar energy systems are in high demand, and these homes differentiate themselves in the real estate...

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Solar Energy protects you from inflation.

Isn’t it interesting that the US Government excludes food & energy inflation when calculating consumer price index (CPI) — the average price of consumer goods and services purchased by households. Realistically the price for energy has been increasing on a yearly basis. Natural gas over the last 30 years in the residential sector was 7.54%. Electricity has been increasing 4-6% per year depending on where you live in the USA. Consumers who purchase a solar energy system, solar photovoltaic (electric) or solar thermal system (solar hot water) they are protecting themselves from inflation. Adding energy inflation to a solar energy financial analysis is a very important factor because only then you can see the true payback period of a solar energy system. Locking in the rate you pay for energy is one of the best investments you can make. The booming world population coupled with rapidly developing countries has created a global power play for energy resources, moving forward the cost of energy is predicted to skyrocket, will you have energy...

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