We’ve been hearing a lot about Solar Energy in recent years – we’ve also heard about saving money with Solar Energy – but is it all just hype?
Renewable Energy is the way forward but you might be wondering whether investing in Solar Panels is the best choice for you, or perhaps you are a bit skeptical about it all… is it worth the money? How will it benefit me? How will I be saving money with Solar Energy? How efficient is it? Will money be spent on maintenance?
Let’s answer your questions and reassure you that becoming eco-friendly is the way to go.
Is it a reliable investment ?
Firstly let’s just clarify that Solar Energy systems still gain energy even on a cloudy day, it does not have to be in direct sunlight all day, so you wont be wasting money if the weather happens to be awful frequently. However, we are lucky here in Bahrain that the sun loves to be out and about – did you know on average we enjoy 8 months of sunny days!
Is it worth the money? How will it benefit me? How will I be saving money with Solar Energy?
Is it worth the money? Yes it is! It’s great to be energy independent. Once you install your Solar Panels they will last for approximately 25 years, the more you invest in panels the more money you will save.
For instance, 8 panels will cost 480BD but you will save 100.572BD a year and if you buy 100 panels it will cost 6,000BD, while you will be saving 1,257.672BD a year, so the money spent will be worth it, consider it as a great long term investment.
Another reason why you would want to consider Solar Energy is because utility companies depend themselves on oil, coal and other fossil fuels which means utility rates are unpredictable and rise. However, by installing Solar Panels you secure yourself a low and most importantly predictable electricity cost which means that your savings can continue to grow throughout the years.
Will I be spending more money on maintenance?
You may be telling yourself “Well it can’t be possible to save that much money. Probably a lot of money will be spent on maintenance.” But that’s incorrect! The great thing about Solar Power systems is that they require a very small amount of maintenance so you do not have to worry about spending extra money to upkeep them.
Saving Money with Solar Energy is a sure thing! Its up to you to decide just how much you are willing to spend to save.