Many people would like to reduce their carbon footprint by using solar generated electricity in their homes or businesses. However, if you don't own your home, or aren't in a position to purchase a system by paying cash or assuming a loan, you may think you are not able to connect to the solar electricity community. Fortunately, today's emphasis on cleaner energy and environmental consciousness has given rise to options that allow almost everyone to have clean, non-polluting solar-generated electricity delivered to their homes.
Institutions that have an interest in solar photovoltaic (PV) power -- governments, environmental organizations and industry participants included -- are looking to encourage the public to join them on their "clean energy" mission. To invite the highest level of public participation, industry sectors have developed innovative strategies to ensure that every person who wants solar power can get solar power. For governments, rebates and tax incentives reduce PV system prices and allow for increased property values without increasing property taxes.
It's important to understand all the variables when contemplating improvements to your home. Initially, heightened enjoyment should be at the top of the list -- why invest in your home if you don't get to enjoy its enhanced beauty and functionality? Return on investment is also an important factor to keep in mind. If you're considering installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your home, the return on investment could be substantial: