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Why should I go solar?
The decision to go solar can be a very real expression of the world you want to live in right now. It requires commitment, but financing models make solar possible for almost any household or business, from those who want to buy their system outright to those who want a no-money-down lease. The benefits can be substantial, depending on your goals and values. Going solar means you will:
* Save money. Solar energy can save lots of money on electric bills, even generating free power or producing income, and can add tens of thousands of dollars to the value of a home or property.
* Save the planet. Even an average 5kW rooftop solar power system averts the release of huge amounts of the carbon emissions that cause global warming, as well as toxins like mercury and arsenic produced by burning coal, or the radiation danger and waste associated with nuclear power.
* Be independent. Solar systems allow you to generate your own clean power or even live off-grid, and make our nation less dependent on foreign oil.
* Create community. Installing solar energy is a transformative action that demonstrates we can all create greener, cleaner, more independent and more elegant neighborhoods.