Why Get Solar Panels (Home Solar Panel System)

Ron Lyons: In this video, I answer the million-dollar question of the century, "Why get solar panels," with the three most compelling reasons you should consider a home solar panel system Stick around to the end of the video, because I share with you the costly mistake most people make when going solar that you can avoid and save thousands

I'm Ron Lyons, Mr Clean Energy, author and energy expert, guiding you to energy management, power generating, and money-saving solutions for your home and health For the latest tips, strategies, and reviews on reducing your energy costs, eco-friendly products to help you save money while going green, and organic, chemical-free solutions for better health and a sustainable lifestyle, be sure to subscribe and hit the bell to be notified with new videos weekly Ron Lyons: So You're sick and tired of the rising costs of electricity, but you're asking yourself, "Why get solar panels?" Coming up, the three reasons you should consider solar panels, and a bonus tip if you watch to the end, what every homeowner must do before investing in solar panels and what most solar installers will never tell you Ron Lyons: Number one, the whole world is embracing solar

We have depended largely on coal, fossil fuels, and nuclear power to fuel our energy needs for the last century The current grid in the US consists of five power grids that were largely built 100 years ago, with most of the infrastructure being over 50 years old You can google this information

I promise I'm not making this up I said 100 years ago Now, obviously, some improvements have been made, but the fact is, our grid is in dire straits and is literally falling apart It would take $5 trillion to replace the current, old, outdated, and dirty grid, and in fact, in 2017, dozens of bills were sent through the White House for various upgrades These bills represent hundreds of billions of dollars to rebuild this infrastructure, and how do you think much of this is being funded? Yep

You guessed it By us, the taxpayers Ron Lyons: If that isn't enough to get your blood boiling, how about this? The cost of electricity is actually very cheap, but the utility companies who buy this electricity hike up their prices, then charge the end user a much higher cost Now, we've seen some deregulation over the last few years, but one way or another, the big utility companies have their hand in how we get our electricity We have literally been bullied and lied to for decades, and as most people know, the cost of electricity continues to increase at record speeds

We pay the ridiculous cost of electricity so that CEOs and other executives can live a lavish lifestyle Meanwhile, many people struggle just to pay their monthly bills With the aging infrastructure of our grids, this cost is not going down anytime soon Ron Lyons: Solar solves many of the problems we face today with the old energy grid, but more importantly, it helps decentralize energy and gives the control back to us With solar, we control our energy cost, which in reality is free

Every hour, the sun hits the earth with 430 quintrillion joules of energy That's a number so big that it has 19 zeros in it, and it's more energy than we consume in a year All we have to do is harness the power, and it'll change the world Even in the US

, where tariffs are slowing down solar growth just a tiny bit, the market is still growing You can take away net metering programs, tax breaks, tariffs, and it's still less expensive to get solar on your home right now than it is to pay a utility to give you power The fact is, solar is growing faster than anyone predicted Do a little research, and it'll show that the numbers are staggering, and even in the US

, where we have the wonderful tariffs, the growth continues to exceed all expectations Ron Lyons: Look at Germany In January of 2018, they produced 100% of their energy from all renewable sources Over 55 cities in the US

alone, actually I think it's like 60 now, have committed to renewable sources of energy for their city by 2020, and even the entire state of California is passing legislation that in 2020, all new home construction must have solar installed The global community has embraced solar This is a fact, and we can go back and forth on global warming and other issues, but the facts don't lie Solar is here to stay Ron Lyons: Now, what about the costs? That brings us to number two

Residential solar already makes sense financially Already, the price of installing solar on homes is less expensive than most vehicles, and financing them through home equity loans will give an average homeowner in the US a less expensive monthly payment than they are paying already for their utility My electric bill in the summer used to be over $300, and the average over the course of the year was about 160 per month

Now, I pay $94 a month for my panels, saving me money every month, and even if I never paid the panels off, my rate never goes up, but of course, I'll have them paid off in about 10 years or less People even have monthly phone bills that are more expensive than financing solar, and that's today Imagine the case in 10 years from now Ron Lyons: To put this in perspective, you've been paying for overpriced electricity your whole life, and unless you switch to solar energy, you'll continue to pay those inflated prices, which will also continue to go up For me, that translates into a savings of about $28,000 over the course of 20 years, and that's only if the prices don't go up, which of course we all know isn't going to happen, or you can purchase some equipment to harness the free, abundant energy of the sun that, sure, it may cost you as much as a nice car, but then you'll have control over your energy, and more than likely, you'll spend far less

In fact, on average, in the US, about $30,000 less over the course of 25 years Ron Lyons: If you like paying for electricity, then, or I should say overpaying for electricity, then the grid's for you, but if you want to lower the cost so you can save money rather than making some CEO rich, then solar's the way to go Now, I want to know, have you installed solar on your home? Comment below if you have, and how much money are you saving for it? Ron Lyons: All right

Let's move on to number three It's the right thing to do for the future of our planet Now, I'm not here to convince you of global warming, nor am I claiming to be an environmentalist However, what I can show you are some basic facts In the U

S, we are known globally as a country of massive overconsumption We see evidence of this with a few basic statistics For example, Americans constitute 5% of the world's population, but we consume 24% of the world's energy The obesity epidemic is another indicator of overconsumption, and it is a problem worldwide

However, Americans consume on average 200 billion calories more per year than necessary, which is enough to feed 80 million people It's estimated that over 70% of men and over 61% of women are obese in the US, while the rest of the world sits well under 40%, and that's only because of other developed countries like China that have serious obesity problems as well Ron Lyons: Taking a look at plastic waste, about 300 million tons of plastic is produced globally each year

Only about 10% of that is recycled Of the plastic that is simply trash, an estimated seven million tons ends up in the sea each year Now, let's take a look at energy As I mentioned before, we have depended on fossil fuels for over a century, and the real cost is becoming more and more difficult to hide Now, I won't dive too deep into these statistics, but I'll put some links in the descriptions below for you to see yourself the amount of land degradation and pollution created by toxic waste, as well as the public health dangers and global carbon dioxide emissions

Evidence of these statistics is getting harder and harder to cover up, and as we become more educated and aware, we can do our part to create a more sustainable lifestyle and lower our carbon footprint by getting solar and making a few other lifestyle changes Ron Lyons: Now you know the three reasons you need to consider getting solar panels In the description below, I've also included links to my blog, where I reference much of the information in this video in more detail, so be sure to check those out below I promised you a bonus tip at the end of the video, so here it is If you're considering solar, and it makes sense for you to get solar panels, then this is something you absolutely must do before you sign any contract

You have to do an energy audit and assess the efficiency of your home Now, it sounds crazy, but I'm telling you from first-hand experience and from helping many others, if you don't do this first, you're going to spend hundreds or even thousands more for panels than what you need to Ron Lyons: Let me explain briefly When the solar company does an assessment on your home energy use, they take the last 12 months of energy bills to determine what size system you'll need If your home isn't energy-efficient, then they'll naturally tell you you need more panels

It's kind of common sense, but most companies won't tell you this because they would rather get the bigger sale, plus they want you to buy now Well, first of all, this is a long-term investment, so you should never make a decision on a whim, but second, you want to make your return on investment happen quicker, which is a benefit to you, not someone else To make that happen, you need to spend less money If you check out my video, "Home Energy Audit Costs," down in the links below, I go over in detail how you can do your own home energy assessment that will save you potentially thousands of dollars and give you a much faster return on investment for your solar panels Ron Lyons: Now, if you want to join a community of people just like you, I have a Facebook page that you can become part of and get more answers and resources to living a cleaner, smarter, and healthier life

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