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Solar Energy: The Next Standard Energy Source?

Solar Energy: Growing from alternative to a standard.

Since the 1970s – and perhaps well before – many pundits have proclaimed that a Golden Age of solar energy was “just around the corner.” Soon, they promised, solar would replace more polluting energy sources, such as coal and natural gas. In the decades since solar’s first “big promise,” the technology has seen its ups and downs. At this point, consumers are significantly confused. Where is solar at? Will the fabled solar energy revolution ever arrive? If so, when?

Evidence is mounting that we may indeed finally be on the verge of revolutionizing our energy grid and switching over to solar in a large scale way. Consider the following factors conspiring to bring about and accelerate the solar revolution.

1. The “green energy” revolution has gone mainstream.

Irrespective of your political persuasion or your views on alternative energy, you cannot deny how much attention the media, politicians, and our culture at large have been lavishing on “green energy solutions.” America is obsessed with green energy as never before. This collective obsession cannot help but fuel the fire of the solar revolution.

2. Powerful new consumer motivators.

Homeowners are tired of paying through the nose at the pump and on their utility bills.  Economic times are tight. Consumers want new, innovative ways to save without compromising their lifestyles. Once you install a solar array, you essentially maintain total independence from the grid power utility – and you can keep this independence up for a lifetime without investing in maintenance. Consumers are also more inclined to install solar for social reasons. Solar is not for the eclectic or overly wealthy anymore: it’s a viable, even fashionable solution.

Finally, there are serious financial motivations. For instance, a federal government tax incentive program recently provided $4,000 in tax credits for homeowners who installed solar. That’s a$4,000 deduction in money you would owe at the end of the year.

3. Radical improvements in solar technologies.

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The “barrier to entry” for homeowners has never been lower. The decades of R&D, combined with the passion and urgency of solar advocates has led to the development of exciting, novel,cost effective, and well-engineered solutions. All that said, designing, developing, and executing a solar energy solution for your home can be a daunting task, unless you have a partner whom you can trust to facilitate the experience tomake sure it hews to your principles and budget.

Fortunately, you can connect with the most trusted name in roofing, Century Roof and Solar. For over 15 years, our contractors have installed premium roof systems throughout the San Francisco Bay area.  Learn more about how we can help you save money, protect the environment, and get free of the grid with a solar solution at www.noutilitybill.com, or connect with us at 888-233-7548 for a free roofing and/or solar quote.

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