Looking at Solar Panels as an Investment

While solar panels are commonly viewed as an alternative source of energy for utility

companies, those same panels are increasingly seen as a smart addition to homes and
small business operations around the country. They can be an investment not only in
future sustainability for the nation, but also as a dollars and cents boost to property value.
If you haven’t previously considered just what benefits can accrue to you as an owner of
solar panels on the roof, consider the following facts:
• Solar energy is completely renewable.
• Solar power can not only light your home, but it can heat it, run air conditioners,
heat your pool and the water for your bath, run your washing machine and
dishwasher, and provide the flame for your gas range. In short, solar energy can
fuel your home — in all the ways you now consume natural gas, oil and
• Even though direct sunlight produces the most energy, solar panels don’t actually
need direct sun to make electricity.
• Solar panels are silent; they also produce no pollutants, give off no odor and are
not detrimental to humans, animals or plant life.
• The cost of solar panels continues to come down. Average cost has dropped about
80% in less than a decade, according to industry experts. Even though you can
rent solar panel installations, most buyers pay off the initial cost of photovoltaic
panels in six to 15 years, but there are also a number of federal and state tax
incentives and local rebate programs that can affect both initial price and payback.
• Solar panels add value. A Forbes article from 2011 reported that, based on a
nationwide average cost of just under $21,000 at the time, the average premium at
sale of a home was more than $20,000 for an effective return on investment of up
to 97 percent. That’s smart, no matter how you calculate it; and costs, as noted
above, have come down since 2011.
Green and energy-efficient upgrades are in demand with home buyers across the
While many think of solar power as modern technology, the method of harnessing the
sun’s power was discovered in 1839 by Alexandre Edmond Becquerel who termed it the
photovoltaic effect; more than 100 years later, the solar cell was invented. During the
industrial revolution, the sun’s power was used to heat water, creating steam that was then
used to power engines and other machinery. Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) systems are
used today in many locations, including the United States, and the technology has
developed in a number of different ways, primarily by directing the sun’s rays in a way
that generates steam to produce electricity. Experimental CSP research seeks to find a
way to power thermo chemical reactions that will continue even after the sun has set,
effectively extending the benefits of solar power.
Photovoltaic panels, however, are the primary source of solar power generation today. As
the price per panel drops, they are destined to become more commonplace on residential
roofs, government buildings, factories and office complexes, in addition to large scale

“solar farms” in areas with abundant sunshine.
By installing solar panels at your home, you have the ability to “partner” with local utility
companies in most areas to reduce your monthly bills and return “unused energy” for
credit. Not only is it of personal benefit in the short term, but it has beneficial
environmental impact over the long-term, and adds real dollars to the value of your home.
Home buyers are looking for reasons to pick one home over another, and a difference like
this can go a long way in their minds.
It’s a pretty effective way to “have your cake and eat it too,” as they say.


(Guest post)

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Annapolis Maryland Solar Panel Installation by MSSI

Proudly showing off this beautiful Maryland Solar Solutions installation in Annapolis MD! Ready for summer but not ready for the high energy bills? Call MSSI today for your home’s electric needs or solar pool heating! Save money this summer by #GoingSolar!

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Top Solar Contractor in America 2017

First, we would like to thank all of our loyal customers for recognizing Maryland Solar Solutions as a solar contractor that exceeds all expectations and rises above the rest in customer service, reliability and all around quality. As a small, woman owned, local company, we have faced many challenges, but each hardship has only proven to make us stronger. Winning these awards would not have been possible without our continuous kind words and constant support from our customers!
Here at MSSI, we focus on customer service, and quality products. It was not easy getting to the Best of Baltimore and Top Solar Contractor in America. We have had our fair share of tough times and failures, but what sets us apart from the rest, is we do not let that get us down! We take our faults and learn from them and strive to be better every day. We not only want to save the planet by producing and utilizing as much clean energy as possible, but we wish to develop long term relationships with our customers who wish to cut costs and go green at the same time!
Over the years we have been awarded with “Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Business,” and multiple Angie’s List “Super Service” awards. We could not have come this far without our constant praise and positive feedback from our customers. We can not thank you enough for all your support! We hope you soak up all the sunny rays for the rest of your solar days!
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Waldorf Maryland Solar Panel Installation by MSSI

Our customer’s in Waldorf MD are reaping the benefits of solar with their awesome looking Solar array! Are you ready to take the solar leap? Call MSSI for your solar estimate today!

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Best of Baltimore 2017 Best solar installation

Best of Baltimore 2017 Best solar installation:
Maryland Solar Solutions Inc.

With many switching to solar energy, Maryland Solar Solutions Inc., a woman-owned company, offers services to help build a life using sustainable and renewable energy. The firm features solar electric options for homes, government and businesses, and features at-home consultations by certified experts.

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