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5 reasons to invest in solar now

There are several reasons why it is a good idea to invest in solar energy now and to buy solar panels! Arguments for renewable energies range from financial aspects to environmental reasons to personal motives. During the last 6 years, the prices for solar panel investments have decreased by 75 % in Sweden.  Solar panel investments are more profitable than ever before!

However, many households are still under the impression that solar energy is expensive and won’t be a profitable investment. In case you had similar thoughts read our post below, which outlines the five best reasons to invest in solar panels.   

#1 Solar panels are profitable investments

While most homeowners need 8 to 12 years to pay off their solar investment they profit up to 25-30 years from their system. During the lifecycle of the panels, the rate of return will be approximately 10 %. Such a profitable and risk-free investment is hard to find in the traditional stock markets!

#2 Increase the value of your house

Another great benefit of investing in solar systems is the increase in your property value. While studies have shown that houses with solar energy sell more quickly than houses with traditional energy systems (i.e. oil). Appraisers are also increasingly taking renewable energies into consideration as they value homes.1

#3 Environmental impacts

Many of us aren’t full aware of the benefits a solar investment for the environment. Most of us know that solar panels can reduce our carbon footprint, as houses are accountable for up to 40 precent of all carbon emissions. Although, only few of us know that households can eliminate three to four tons of carbon emissions each year by implementing a solar system on their roof – “the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually”? 1.Furthermore, solar energy does not deplete natural resources and also decreases water consumption. A reduction of noise and waste from solar energy compared to other electrical sources, benefits our country and improves overall air quality.

#4 Governmental subsidies

Since January 2018, the Swedish government has increased the subsidies to solar panel investments for private households to 30 % and doubled the annual budget. You are also now able to get 0,6 SEK per kWh tax reductions for the electricity you sell back to grid5. Together with a Swedish electricity certificate4 system and the compensation you receive from both grid owner and your energy retailer, you can get even higher prices for the sold electricity than you pay! Did you know that you can get 60 % subsidy investment also for the solar batteries3?

#5 Self-sufficiency

Traditional electricity prices make up a large proportion of the total costs of a single household. Simultaneously, prices have been steadily increasing since 2010 and Sweden accounts for one of the most expensive countries within the European region. New scenarios forecast that the Swedish electricity price will double by 2030 in Sweden!3 Solar energy offers a great chance to become self-sufficient by minimizing the purchased energy from the grid 50 to 100 % annually.

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  1. https://www.energysage.com/solar/why-go-solar/
  2. https://www.newenergysolar.com.au/why-solar/environmental-impact
  3. https://www.compricer.se/nyheter/artikel/ny-rapport-visar-pa-dubblerade-elpriser-ar-2030?utm_source=nyhetsbrev&utm_campaign=68f6d59f21-newsletter_20180124_MC&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8b3b049f49-68f6d59f21-79356289
  4.  http://www.energimyndigheten.se/fornybart/elcertifikatsystemet/
  5. https://www.skatteverket.se/privat/fastigheterochbostad/mikroproduktionavfornybarel/skattereduktionformikroproduktionavfornybarel.4.12815e4f14a62bc048f4220.html

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