Solar is the energy of the future; according to recent estimates, the sun supplies the earth with enough energy in one and a half hours to supply the entire world’s energy needs for the year of 2001. There are only two things stopping us from essentially limitless energy: technology and willpower. And technology is catching up fast; many people are switching to solar to save money on their power usage, have more autonomy with their power source, and to help save the environment.

How You Can Make the Switch to Solar

Many people are turned off by the upfront cost of switching to solar. But when you consider the average savings you will reap, it is almost always a cost effective solution. If you are considering making the switch, reach out to Iron Shield Roofing for more information about the options available to you.

Benefits of Solar

As we mentioned, switching to solar energy comes with three major benefits:

Power Autonomy — When you switch to solar, you are gaining power autonomy in two different ways, both for your country and yourself. First, you do not rely on “the grid” for part or all of your power when you switch to solar. This means that even if your community’s power grid went out, your home would retain power as long as there is sufficient sunlight, or you have sufficient power storage. Additionally, you would help America become energy dependent as well (we currently rely on foreign countries for about 40 percent of our crude oil and petroleum products).

Save Money — When you get your power from crude oils, you are paying for the mining, shipment, processing, resale, maintenance of equipment, and much more. Every. Time. You. Buy. With solar, you merely pay for your equipment, installation, and maintenance, and the sun provides the rest for free. Even without accounting for the costs all the harmful effects of petroleum/natural gas energy, solar still comes out ahead in the fiscal race.

Save the Environment — Whether you believe in climate change or not, nobody can dispute that greenhouse gases are dangerous to humans (just try breathing the smog in Beijing without a face mask). Why, then, would we continue to rely on it when we know it is a finite resource whose scarcity has caused so much violence throughout history? For many people, doing their part for the planet is a huge benefit to going solar.

If you are interested in outfitting your home or company with solar power, either to completely or partially power your building, the experts at Iron Shield Roofing can help. Our professional Edmonton and Alberta solar power installation services are both of the highest quality and affordable. When we do a job, it gets done right, on time, the first time. And when we leave your home, it will be in better condition than when we left it. For more information about making the switch to solar, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to provide any answers that you may need.