Five reasons why we love solar

February 14, 2024

This Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot to love and celebrate in the world. Whether you’re happily partnered, celebrating with friends or having some hard-earned me time — we can all love solar energy.

Rooftop solar panel systems offer homeowners multiple benefits for decades. It’s not just about reducing pollution; solar can also help save money and increase your home value.

Enact is in the business of helping homeowners go solar with our custom solar proposals. A custom solar panel system, designed by Enact, can maximize electricity production and help you save money.

We’re passionate about solar, so here are five reasons why we’re totally into solar—and why you should consider going solar this year.

Embracing the Power of the Sun: Five Reasons We Love Solar

Solar energy stands out as a shining beacon of hope for homeowners looking to save money and live sustainably. Embracing solar power not only benefits the environment but also offers numerous advantages for homeowners.

At Enact, we’re passionate about offering our consumers custom solar energy systems designed for their home. This Valentine’s Day, here are five reasons why we love solar energy.

1. Solar energy is clean energy

One of the most compelling reasons to love solar is its cleanliness and renewability. Rooftop solar panel systems give homeowners the opportunity to use clean, renewable energy to power their homes. 

Unlike traditional fossil fuels, solar energy generates electricity without emitting harmful greenhouse gasses or pollutants. By harnessing the sunlight, homeowners can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, healthier planet for future generations.

2. Solar panels can increase savings

Solar energy isn’t just environmentally friendly — it’s also economically savvy. Investing in solar panels allows homeowners to lower their electricity bills each month. By producing your electricity, you can offset or even eliminate your monthly utility costs, providing long-term savings and protection against rising energy prices.

These monthly savings can significantly stack up over the life of your solar system. Residential solar panels can last for 20 years or more, offering homeowners decades of saving.

Many homeowners in California and other states have seen rising costs of electricity. While there are many ways to lower your monthly utility bills, solar is the only option that generates low-cost energy. Solar panels can offset your electricity needed from the grid and can save you money over time.

3. Solar offers energy independence

Solar panels empower homeowners to take control of their energy consumption and reduce reliance on the utility grid. With solar, you’re not at the mercy of fluctuating utility prices or vulnerable to power outages. Instead, you can generate your electricity right from your rooftop, providing a reliable and sustainable source of energy for your home.

Home solar panel systems can also come with home batteries, which can store unused electricity from your panels for later usage. Homeowners can use home batteries to use low-cost, clean energy at night, on rainy days or at times of high use.

Depending on the solar panel system, home batteries can help homeowners keep the lights on during power outages and extreme weather. Solar panels alone cannot produce electricity during power outages without islanding capabilities.

4. Solar panels can increase your home value

Did you know that solar panels can enhance the value of your home? Studies have shown that properties equipped with solar energy systems can sell faster and at a higher price than those without in select markets.

A segment of potential homebuyers are increasingly attracted to eco-friendly features like solar panels, making them a smart investment for homeowners looking to boost their property’s resale value. Solar panels offer home buyers sustainability and monthly savings.

Some states, like California and Illinois, offer property tax exemptions for home solar systems. While going solar is a home improvement that can increase home value, these exemptions prevent property tax increases based on your solar panel system.

5. Government incentives make solar accessible

The U.S. government offers homeowners and businesses the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) to encourage solar adoption. Homeowners and businesses can earn a tax credit worth 30% of the solar and energy storage installation cost, 

Additionally, many states offer their incentives and rebates, further reducing the upfront cost of going solar. State incentives can widely vary, a good resource for homeowners is the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency from North Carolina State University..

Get a custom solar quote

Custom solar energy systems proposals offer homeowners tailored solutions that meet their specific needs and preferences, making them an invaluable tool in the solar adoption journey. Enact’s solar platform offers you a custom solar system, designed for your home and installed by a trusted, local installer.

Based on satellite imagery and a copy of your latest utility bill, Enact can generate a custom proposal just for you. Custom proposals ensure that homeowners receive an optimized solar system that can maximize energy production and efficiency. 

An Enact proposal provides detailed insights into the expected financial savings, return on investment and environmental benefits of going solar. Our goal is to empower homeowners to make informed decisions about their energy future. 

With a custom proposal in hand, homeowners can confidently embark on their solar journey, knowing that their system is uniquely tailored to their home and lifestyle, ultimately leading to greater satisfaction and long-term success with solar energy.

To get a custom solar quote, schedule a free consultation with an Enact home advisor. During your consultation, you will receive a free custom solar quote created just for you.

The bottom line

Solar energy offers a myriad of benefits for homeowners, from environmental sustainability to financial savings and increased property value. There are many reasons to celebrate solar energy this Valentine’s Day.

At Enact, we believe in the power of solar to transform lives for the better. If you’re ready to embrace clean, renewable energy and unlock the full potential of solar for your home, we’re here to help every step of the way. Join us in the solar revolution and make a positive impact on the world today.


Written by Content Marketing Associate David Bartle