New Study Shows Price of Solar Is Dropping

Good news for those looking into installing solar power for their homes – a new Australian study shows that solar prices have dropped 58% in the past five years and prices are expected to keep dropping. Now is a great time to purchase solar panels for your home as more and more countries are adopting it and there are so many benefits for you, the environment, and the economy.


Not only are private homeowners installing more solar panels, large businesses like hospitals and airports are also embracing solar power. With the climate change that is happening, it’s becoming so much more important for countries to make this transition to going solar. Not only can this transition help our environment, it can also help to create more jobs. When you think about the solar industry, you realize all of the work that goes into it – jobs include electricians, installers, manufacturers, and salespeople. Australia alone expects to create 28,000 new jobs in the solar industry by 2030.


In the United States we have seen the solar industry taking over the coal industry as it creates more jobs, is cheaper, has no fuel costs, and is non-polluting. Along with the US and Australia, China and Japan are also leading the transition to renewable energy. Soon we will be seeing more business giants making a commitment to clean energy – recently Amazon stated that they will install solar panels on 50 of their fulfillment centers worldwide by 2020. The company also has wind and solar farms in a couple of US states to power their Web Services data centers. By saving money for their business, they can also afford to keep costs low for consumers so everyone wins. Google and Apple are a few other big companies that have made commitments to clean energy projects.


Written by Joe Chenoweth, President of Smart Roofs

solar panels connecticutLocated in Trumbull, Connecticut, Smart Roofs offers premier solar panel installation and roofing services in Connecticut. Smart Roofs provides quality roofing and solar services to Fairfield County business and homeowners. Their talented roofing and solar teams will design a solution that fits your needs and sticks to your budget. They can help you reduce and even eliminate your monthly electric bill, all while raising the value of your home. Using tax benefits and recently-created SRECs, solar panel installation is more affordable than ever.

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