If you’re like most people, you’re feeling pretty confident that the worst is over in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic. Life feels pretty good, and you’re starting to think about getting back to ‘normal’. When it comes to powering your home, you may be thinking about going back to the way things were before the pandemic. However, the truth is, the world demands more from us now; especially when it comes to generating our own energy. Going green is now a necessity, not a trend, and the benefits of having your own solar power plant are plentiful.
Off-Peak Energy Use
When the sun is shining, it’s supplying us with free energy and we don’t have to depend on the grid to have power. Not only does this save us money, but it also helps reduce the load on the grid, which is often unreliable during peak hours. Having your own solar energy source also allows you to be more flexible with your energy use, especially if you generate energy during off-peak hours, which are typically when power prices are at their lowest. This can help reduce your electricity bill and make going green more affordable. Off-peak energy use is important because the power stations can’t produce as much during peak hours, so you’re sacrificing some of the supply in order to gain some of the savings. This may mean that you have to learn to generate and use energy when the sun is not shining as much as you’d like, but it’s still a great option.
Even during the pandemic, many people saw a need to be able to provide some sort of protection against energy price hikes and rolling power cuts. People are now realizing that being completely dependent on the grid for energy is not a good idea, which is why so many people are starting to generate their own energy. Being able to have some self-reliance and backup energy is extremely important especially if you’re already suffering from high energy prices and sporadic blackouts. If you live in a region that’s prone to severe weather such as tornados or hurricanes, having a solar energy system that’s protected against the elements is a must. Even if you don’t live in a particularly dangerous place, you may want to add some additional protection measures (e.g. surge protection devices) to ensure that your investment is protected against the dangers of electricity.
Since the world’s electricity usage is not limited to our homes, businesses, and manufacturing plants, it’s becoming increasingly important to look at ways to save money on our energy bills. Going green by generating your own energy is one of the best ways to save money, as you’ll likely see monthly electricity bills drop as a result of higher off-peak energy use and more efficient light bulbs. This is important if you’re looking for ways to save money each and every month, as it can add up quickly over time.
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Carbon dioxide is a toxic gas that’s been known to cause lung cancer and other forms of respiratory disease. In the last 200 years, we’ve produced more than enough carbon to fill the earth’s atmosphere, and every year, we’re adding more and more. It’s now very well-known that climate change is real and it’s having a significant impact on our world. Going green and reducing our carbon footprint is an important step towards restoring balance to our world.
A Healthier Environment
In the last 200 years, we’ve produced more than enough carbon to fill the earth’s atmosphere, and every year, we’re adding more and more. It’s now very well-known that climate change is real and it’s having a significant impact on our world. Going green and reducing our carbon footprint is an important step towards restoring balance to our world.
The health effects of prolonged exposure to artificial lighting are still debated, but there is enough evidence to suggest that bright light at night time may not be good for us. There are many more tangible reasons to go green. Going green allows us to reduce our energy usage, save money, and protect our environment. It’s a win-win-win.