Friday, November 15th, 2013 by Office
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the sun will still shine normally for at least 6 billion years more, giving everyone an assurance that solar energy will last for a very long time. Renewable solar energy coming from the heat of the sun can give power to your home once you install solar panels on your roof with the help of Washington roofing contractors like Maggio Roofing.
In fact, an article posted on TriplePundit.com discusses the implications of President Obama allowing solar panel installations on the White House roof:
…The final total of panels will range between 20 and 50 solar panels according to Think Progress and the Washington Post–perhaps enough to power a few flat screen TVs or power the equivalent of 15 seconds of flight on Air Force One… The installation falls on the heels of a 2010 promise Obama had made to install a rooftop solar system.
So while Obama’s “all of the above” energy policy roils those on both the left and right, and the solar panels will hardly be enough to make a dent in the 132-room mansion’s energy consumption, the panels at the very least show the current administration is leading by example on clean energy policy.
Installing solar panels on your home’s roofing in Washington, DC will bring several long-term benefits. Solar integrated roofing can help you save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a positive impact on the environment. It can increase the home's resale value by around $5.50 per watt, and depending on the location of the home, and can even be up to $6.40 per watt.
Considered as a wise investment, solar panels can save about 50% of your electric bill and can even eliminate it. The overall savings offsets the steep installation costs, and installers typically offer flexible financing options anyway. Moreover, tax credits are available for both residential homes and businesses that use solar energy in Maryland, Washington, and Virginia, along with incentive and grant programs.
The very advantage of solar energy is that it doesn’t produce pollution and plays an important role in helping fight global warming. Not only does it prevent carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions, it decreases peoples’ dependence on foreign and nonrenewable energy sources, as well. By promoting sustainability in the home, homeowners can contribute to protecting the Earth in their own little way.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Finally: Obama Green Lights Solar Panels on White House Roof, Triple Pundit, Published August 16, 2013)