The Cost Of Solar Panels Is Dropping

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The cost of solar panels will become more affordable in the foreseeable future. This is due partly because of new research found that extends the life of a solar panel. Once expected only to last 20 years, new results found that the true life expectancy of solar panels is 30 years. This will encourage more consumers to choose this kind of renewable energy as an alternative to traditional electricity grids.

Environmentally friendly institutes are even going as far as cheering on institutions of finance to make available the funding for purchasing and installing solar panels. Homeowners should have the option of installing this renewable energy because in a few years time they will eventually pay themselves off.

Governments across the globe including Europe and China have been listening to these environmentalists and have been offering incentive packages for the installation of solar panels. This has increased the demand and lowered the prices of solar panels. The US and India are expected to implement similar incentive plans for their citizens as well. This will push demand even further, and prices even lower.

Before, I mentioned how this type of renewable energy will pay for itself and here is why: the major expense of solar panels is the purchase of the actual equipment and its installation. The rest is almost free because you do not have to pay for the energy source.

There are optimistic goals set out in the renewable energy industry. Some experts in the field are setting their expectations as high as having half of Europe dependent on solar energy in comparison to electricity grids as soon as 2020. Not only that, but with increased demand and usage it will make solar energy as cheap as buying it from an electricity grid.

All of this activity in the solar panel industry will reduce the cost of solar panels for the consumer market. This industry will likely boom in the coming years giving companies more profit and more flexibility in reducing costs.

Credit: [Joseph Dungler]