In modern world we are all encouraged to ‘go green’ and one of the most practical ways of doing this in Thailand is with solar power. Solar power is considerably more efficient than it was a few years ago and with the price of panels falling too it is now a very real option and one that we should all consider. Here are 6 benefits of installing solar panels in your home.
Although we all try to appear altruistic, saving money is likely to be one of the main reasons for installing solar panels in the first place. Here in Thailand, thanks to the hours on sunlight that we get on an almost daily basis, the panels are unusually operating close to their capacity. This means that you are saving the most possible money on your fuel bills and will be getting a return on your investment quicker. There is talk of greater incentives to encourage people to adopt solar power and if this occurs it will make it an even more appealing option.
Increase the value of your property
Installing solar panels is likely to dramatically increase the value of your property and make it easier to sell. Any property that has solar power will see a significant reduction in their monthly bills. This makes the property more appealing to potential buyers and increases the value. Although there is little documented evidence of this in Thailand, a recent study in the US showed that homes with solar power sell 20% quicker and for 17% more.
Safe investment for the future
Electricity bills around the world are set to rise and indeed they do each year as a trend. With annual increases expected to get larger annually, investing in solar power now will see your returns and savings increase exponentially year-on-year in the future. Surely this is an objective that everyone wishes to achieve when they are investing in anything?
Demand for solar power is certainly increasing and this means that an increasing number of manufacturers are entering the marketplace. Greater competition is good for consumers and manufacturers are now offering greater incentives for you to choose their products rather than those of a rival. Most manufacturers offer guarantees of 20-25 years with the lifespan of the equipment said to be between 30-40 years.
We stated at the beginning that everyone is being encouraged to ‘go green’ and by installing solar power you are doing this. Solar is far better for the environment than traditional fossil fuels and you personally will be reducing your carbon footprint and doing your bit to save the planet for future generations.
Installing solar power means that you are less exposed to price hikes by the Provencal Electric Authority. You will also be unaffected by power cuts in the area and you will have total control over your electricity usage. Of course, in addition to gaining greater independence, the installation process very straightforward and you will soon start to reap the rewards.
This house features a flat roof which is ideal for an easy solar panel installation