Things are heating up again in Texas, putting strain once more on the state’s independent power grid. This time, however, we’re not seeing the outages we saw in the years prior. For that, we have solar energy to thank.

What does this tell us? It tells us that green living isn’t simply a lifestyle choice anymore. It’s becoming a true necessity, and solar energy is playing a huge part in creating a greener Texas.

Not quite sure if residential solar energy is right for you? It can seem like a major transition but the truth is, it doesn’t have to be–and the benefits are hard to beat.

Read on as we talk about seven awesome benefits that you’ll reap if you create a solar home.

1. Solar Energy Is Renewable Energy

As a species, we’ve come to rely heavily on petroleum, coal, and natural gas–all forms of nonrenewable energy. That means that there will come a day when the forms of energy that we use most often will run out. If we don’t come up with a solution before that day arrives, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble.

The good news is that we already have a solution that can work in almost every part of the world: solar. Solar energy is harnessed from the sun, which isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Committing to solar power now means creating a livable world for our children, grandchildren, and beyond.

2. Solar Saves You Money

Chances are, you’re looking at your electric bill and feeling a little nervous. Are you using more energy than you used to? Is that why those bills are so high?

Regardless of your energy consumption, the average cost of electricity in Texas has skyrocketed by a whopping 70%. This isn’t just because of diminishing resources. It’s primarily because of inflation.

Solar energy costs a mere fraction of nonrenewable energy. Solar companies are looking for ways to incentivize energy conservation, not profit off of a basic necessity. By switching to solar, you can live green and save money. 

3. The Solar Industry Creates Jobs

Committing to renewable energy is a great way to stimulate your local and state economy. While solar is not a “new” invention, it isn’t yet the predominant source of energy in the state of Texas. That means that to supply solar power to Texas residents, we have to build more solar panel farms across the state.

That means that while you go green and save money, you also make it possible for more Texans to live the dream with lucrative, rewarding, and steady work.

4. Not All Solar Energy Requires Panel Installation

When we talk to Texas residents about going solar, we hear one thing over and over: people are hesitant to invest in their own solar panels. Rooftop solar panel installation takes time and comes with a big upfront price tag. What if we told you that you don’t have to invest in solar panel installation to go solar?

We offer Texas residents the opportunity to go solar by sourcing their energy from solar panel farms around the state. You can go 100% solar without the downpayment, without the 15-20 year commitment, and without a single second spent on equipment maintenance. 

This is especially exciting news for anyone living in a townhouse, apartment, or rental home. When you don’t need your own solar panels to go solar, you don’t need to own your home to go solar!

5. Solar Energy Protects You from Power Failures

In the 1960s, a terrible power outage swept through the United States. Texas, relying on its own power grid, wasn’t impacted. It seemed, back then, like having the only independent power grid in the nation was the smartest thing we could have done. 

Now, as climate change rages on and extreme weather patterns impact the state in both winter and summer, we’re starting to see some drawbacks. More than once, the Texas power grid has failed to provide the population with reliable temperature control.

By investing in solar power, you can reduce the strain on the power grid and protect yourself from power failures.

6. Solar Applications are Always Improving

Why does it cost less now than ever before to go solar? Solar power is becoming ever-more affordable because of the ways that we’ve revolutionized the construction and use of solar panels. In other words, it costs solar companies less to make solar energy possible, which means that it costs you less to take advantage of it.

Plus, solar panels are built to last, which reduces company costs and increases positive environmental impacts. The panels we use in our solar farms can withstand all types of weather and last upwards of fifty years, requiring minimal repairs and maintenance in that time. The less we spend, the less you spend.

7. Solar Energy Makes Green Living a Reality

It’s hard to explain just how much solar energy positively impacts the planet, but we’re going to try. Solar energy:

  • reduces global CO2 emissions, slowing the rate of climate change
  • lowers each user’s carbon footprint
  • reduces air pollution caused by methane and carbon dioxide
  • conserves water usage by requiring no water at all 

It might seem like one home going solar won’t make much of a difference, but when you stack up all of these impressive benefits, it becomes clear that now is the time to embrace solar energy.

Commit to Green Living With Solar Energy

Green living doesn’t always require major lifestyle overhauls or huge investments. When you partner with us at Chariot Energy, you can sit back and enjoy solar energy, rain or shine!

Are you ready to find your solar plan? All you have to do is enter your zip code to get started, so don’t wait another minute to start your journey in green living!

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