Distributed Solar Power Closes the Gap to Gas Plants
Natural gas is utilized extensively for grid generation in the United States, but solar power installations are closing the gap.
The demand for electricity in America is increasing. Electricity is used to power a new generation of electric vehicles, appliances, heating, and personal electronics. Electric vehicles in particular have been promoted as part of a cleaner future. For this to become true, America needs to increase its utilization of renewable energy. This is exactly what’s happening in the solar market.
In 2021, almost half of all new electricity generation was from solar. Solar is now right behind natural gas in terms of total gigawatts (GW) added to the grid.
If you’re considering Long Island solar, you can contribute to a sustainable future with more reliable and more affordable electricity for your home.
Comparing Solar and Gas Deployment in Recent Years
Solar deployment has been steadily increasing in recent years, while the growth of new gas plants has slowed. The difference is largely made up of household solar installations, like Long Island solar installed by Long Island Power Solutions.
- In 2018, 19.3GW of gas generation was added to the grid, compared to 3.8GW of solar.
- In 2019, 7.8GW of gas generation was added to the grid, compared to 4.1GW of solar.
- In 2020, 5.9GW of gas generation was added to the grid, compared to 4.5GW of solar.
- In 2021, 5.7GW of gas generation was added to the grid, compared to 5.4GW of solar.
Gas plants are expensive to develop and operate. Household solar installations are much easier to integrate and they’re highly efficient and affordable.
Long Island Power Solutions has contributed to the growth of solar with reliable installations. We have installed more than 5,000 systems throughout Long Island and other areas of New York.
Why More Families are Turning to Long Island Solar
Affordability is one of the main drivers in the adoption of Long Island solar and solar panels elsewhere in the United States. It’s not the only one.
Solar is more reliable when combined with a battery backup system. The grid on Long Island and throughout New York is known for high prices and frequent outages. A battery backup system can protect a home from outages by cutting off the export to the grid and deploying power to outlets and key appliances.
Affordability is excellent thanks to a range of solar tax incentives and benefits, as well as Net Metering which allows families to export Long Island solar to the grid for credits on their bills.
Solar is also greener. Many families recognize the importance of environmental sustainability. Long Island solar installation is one of the most effective ways to reduce a home’s carbon footprint.
You can enjoy all of these benefits at your home. Like more than 500,000 people across America in the last year, you can get a reliable rooftop solar system. Long Island Power Solutions is the most trusted local provider of Long Island solar.
Is Solar Power on Long Island Right for You?
Solar is an effective way to power a home. As a significant long-term investment, you need to be sure that it’s right for your needs. Solar power on Long Island works throughout the year and panels are designed to be resilient and will stand up to all weather conditions.
We sign every customer up for our SMART Solar Program to ensure that solar is both affordable and beneficial.
One key aspect of the SMART Solar Program is our free energy savings assessment that includes a complete cost/benefit analysis. We will look at how much your home could generate with solar power on Long Island, your current usage, your recent bills, and determine how much you could save over time. Solar systems typically pay for themselves in savings in around 7 – 8 years. Some pay off quicker while others will take a little longer. It depends on your usage and the size of your system. If you want to know if solar power on Long Island is the right investment for your needs, we will get the details so that you can make the right decision.
We provide the information, you make the choice.
Join the Solar Revolution with Long Island Power Solutions
At Long Island Power Solutions we are committed to developing more efficient and more affordable solar power systems. We will design your system from the ground up to ensure that it is suited to your needs. We provide a 25-Year Warranty for your peace of mind, and every system is actively monitored for efficiency and reliability.
We’ll even help you to determine the tax benefits and other incentives available, ensuring that you get the most affordable Long Island solar power installation.
Ready to get started? Get a free ballpark estimate online today and talk to us for your free energy savings assessment. Long Island Power Solutions is your trusted solar partner on Long Island.