In spite of the long list of positives, there are those who still find it hard to take the solar plunge. So, for those of you who struggle with making a decision of any sort on most anything – here is a list of questions to ask yourself to help put your thinking on solar in perspective.
What you want is clarity.
Take this survey:
- Is my house a good candidate for solar? _____
- Do I believe my utility bills will continue to go up over the next 20 years? _____
- Do I trust the accuracy of the projected 20 year savings if I go solar? ______
- Do I like the idea of reducing or eliminating my dependence on my utility? _____
- Do I like the idea of running my home off the power of the sun? _____
- Do I like the idea of the government subsidizing most of my conversion costs to solar? ___
- Do I like saving money? _____
- Do I like helping the planet? ______
- Do I like small children? ______
- Do I think that solar is “cool” ? _______
Now, this may seem like a push survey. But if you answered yes to every question (except maybe # 3) – its clear you should go solar. If you answered NO to number # 3 – then do your DD and check the math. There are a great many variables when predicting future returns. See our list of things to watch out for when studying a proposal. But if you do get good sun, and there are incentives available in your state, you should get a great return.