5 Benefits of using solar energy to power your tech 

As the summer months grow hotter, your electricity bill gets higher. But is there a way to keep all your tech juiced up without watching your electric bill soar? You’ll find the solution you’re looking for in solar energy.

If the idea of installing solar panels turns you off, don’t click away just yet. Solar energy has more benefits than you may know and can be far more affordable and convenient than you imagine. Check out the benefits below to see if they would be a good match for you and the devices you want to keep charged and ready to go.

Portable capabilities

When you imagine solar energy, you probably immediately imagine panels installed on your roof. However, just as your Apple tech can go everywhere, your solar energy can also come along and keep you powered up anywhere.

A portable, basic solar generator is a relatively affordable way to get all the benefits of solar energy, but without spending thousands of dollars on large panels for your home.

Even if you don’t roam far, just out to the backyard, you can now charge your tech with ease. And as you rely on the sun’s energy, your electric bill won’t reflect all this power you’re getting for your tech.

Solar Energy to Power Your Tech

Harness the sun’s power from anywhere

Many think solar energy is a no-go if they don’t live on a sunny, tropical beach. But that’s not the case.

It’s true that on sunny days, these panels can produce more solar energy. However, they can continue to collect energy even on cloudy days.

Cloudy days usually produce about 10 to 20 percent of the power that would typically be generated on a sunny day. But all of this adds up. Even areas like the Pacific Northwest and Alaska can take advantage of the cut to their electric bill. You don’t have to rely on solar alone, but this could be an additional power source for charging your devices, and you’ll rely less on your electric company.

Cost-efficiency 

Solar panels are activated by the energy of the sun. Once the energy is converted, it is transmitted throughout your home or generator and can power your tech.

So while panels or a new generator is a significant investment upfront, you’ll never have to worry about large spikes in your electric bill when you have more tech to charge than before. Because you’re harnessing the sun’s power rather than relying on fossil fuels, you don’t have to pay more to the electric company.

Portable solar generator suitcase

Tax credit

Depending on where you live, you may be eligible for federal, state, and local tax credits for installing solar energy systems. Homeowners that install panels can expect to get about 25- 30 percent of the total system’s price for the equipment and installation returned to them as an income tax credit when their taxes are filed.

These savings won’t be all at once as the program provides a yearly tax credit. However, this could be significant for anyone wanting to keep their devices powered with solar energy but aren’t thrilled by the price tag.

Environmentally friendly

As we know, electricity is usually sourced from resources like fossil fuels. But when fossil fuels are burned to create electricity, they emit deadly gases that contribute to air pollution and global climate change.

We can positively affect overall health care costs by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy alternatives, like solar power.

Go green with solar

We know you love your devices, but that doesn’t mean you need to rely on the traditional way of keeping them powered. With solar power, you can use clean, portable, and affordable energy to sustain the charge your beloved tech needs.

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