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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Going Green and Saving Money Simultaneously

There appear to be two things which are immensely popular with people all over the world today—going green (the movement to be environmentally aware and taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment and improve the overall health of the planet) and saving money (or “saving green,” and finding new and creative ways to make ends meet by cutting costs in what is widely considered an extremely tough time for the economy). Many times, these two movements are exclusive and independent from each other, and one of them usually has to be sacrificed or put on hold in order to achieve the other one. And if that is not the case, then the two of them are usually completely unrelated, with one being able to be achieved but not both of them, at least not at the same time.

However, this is not the case any longer. The evolution of solar power and solar energy systems now effectively merges the two concepts. Solar energy systems use solar panels and reduce your impact on the environment, while saving you money on your monthly energy costs at the very same time. This is indeed a rare situation. Those looking to do a good thing for the environment are further rewarded by the money they end up saving as a result of the process.

Going green—Solar energy systems such as the ones supplied and installed by Verengo Solar now allow consumers to reduce their carbon footprint. Solar energy systems do not release any harmful exhaust or materials into the environment, which is in direct contrast to the more traditional energy sources, which produce exhausts and other fumes which are damaging to the surrounding environment. Solar energy systems, through the use of photovoltaic solar panels, collect energy directly from sunlight, and there are no moving parts or any non renewable resources used at any point in the process. With no impact on the surrounding environment, the solar panels greatly reduce the carbon footprint for the homeowner and his or her home.

Saving money—Or “saving green,” as the slang term. Not only do these solar energy systems reduce your impact on the surrounding environment, but they also shrink your regular energy bills. Traditional energy sources provided by third party vendors rely on fossil fuels and non renewable resources. This means a number of things. First, it means a monthly energy bill. That monthly bill is also not set in stone. This bill fluctuates every month depending on the price charged for the energy and the energy use. Since fossil fuels are non renewable, they are subject to the wavering atmosphere of supply and demand. The supplies of non renewable resources are constantly shrinking, meaning the demand and the price of those resources will continue to rise. With those supplies shrinking and the electric companies have to pay more for the energy they provide to you, there is no reason to believe they will not pass that added expense onto you, the consumer. Solar energy systems eliminate that fluctuation. Once they are installed, the solar panels collect energy directly from sunlight at no additional cost to the homeowner. That energy that is collected is then used to provide power to the home, which completely eliminates the existing energy costs. This is where the saving money part comes in. By obtaining your energy directly from the sun with solar panels, you no longer have to worry about what your energy is going to cost next month. The solar panels become an investment for your home, and they continue to save you money every month once they are installed.

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