Homeowners who are thinking about installing solar panels on their roofs are not just considering the advantages that this can have on the environment, but probably the advantages that this can have on their wallets as well. On top of saving you money on your power bill, there are numerous state rebates and tax incentives that come with using solar power panels. Check out the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency website for more information.

As natural resources dwindle, the prices of traditionally produced power can only go up, which is why so many people are now considering micro-generation in their own homes.

Solar power panels can be fitted to the roof of a building and connected to the electricity supply within a matter of days, after which time, a considerable proportion of the property’s energy needs will be drawn from the biggest free resource we have – the sun.

Although using solar power panels is an investment, the rewards can be huge and save you a lot of money, especially as the cost to power the average home has grown exponentially over the last decade. Solar panels can also greatly increase the value of your home, which could be very critical in the current housing crisis. It could be the difference between selling your home or being stuck with that second mortgage.

For more information on solar power panels and how they work, check out this interactive diagram from PBS.