Why to Use Solar Power in Maui

January, 2014 by Alma Abell

Solar Power in Maui is becoming more and more popular with homeowners and business owners alike. Solar power can be used to power your residence as well as used for hot water, to replace a traditional hot water heater. There are many different reasons why switching to solar power makes sense.

One of the main reasons to change over is that using solar power decreases your carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is defined as “the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, etc.” By using natural resources, such as sunlight, the carbon footprint can be reduced. This is important to ensure the Earth and our environment stays healthy and sustainable. For example, by using a conventional water heater a four-person household will produce about eight tons of carbon dioxide annually. To put that into perspective, that is double than what an average car emits. A solar hot water system has the least impact on our environment than any traditional hot water system.

Many people may shy away from using solar power for the simple fact that they don’t understand it and believe that it is out of their budget range. Quite often, this is not the case. There are a variety of different types of solar energy equipment that you can use for your home or business, one of which is sure to fit within your monetary requirements. A solar water heating system may save the homeowner up to 90 percent of their water heating costs each month. Even just using a solar water heater may reduce the bill anywhere from 30 up to 50 percent. There are also State and Federal tax credits that may be available to those who choose to install a solar power system in their home or business.

If you are thinking about switching to Solar Power in Maui, check with a local business that has experience in this area such as The Sonshine Solar Corp. Do some research on your own so you can come to the meeting with questions in hand. Then, you will be able to make an informed decision on the system that would be right for your needs.