Solar energy is making a big entrance to the year 2020, as new California homes will be required to have solar power. According to numerous studies, many Americans have considered making the switch to solar energy. However, many feel that solar energy is out of their budget at this time. Even though more solar options are offered than ever before, U.S. residents are still apprehensive about switching to solar energy. There is a federal tax credit for solar energy currently being offered until 2021. As many California residents suffer from rolling blackouts, it seems like the switch to solar power is the smart move to make. 

Spiked Interest in Solar Energy Across the Nation

Solar energy is obviously the future and many residents can see that they need to make a change. Recent studies have shown the dramatic amount of time that people leave their lights on. Making the switch to solar panels is expensive at first, but in the long run, it is an investment that ultimately pays for itself. Last October, California experienced serious blackouts that caused serious panic among the people. Many residents see solar energy as a way of resolving the blackout problem. 

To Buy or Lease Solar Energy Technology

Many residents are curious about whether they should buy or lease solar energy panels. In most cases, it is better to buy solar panels than it is to lease them. Since solar panels have the power to save you an enormous amount, they are worth buying outright. However, not everyone is able to afford the installation of solar panels. This is where leasing comes in handy. While leasing is ultimately more expensive than buying the solar panels, it is a cost friendly way for homeowners to make the switch to solar energy. It is easy to see why so many Americans, especially those experiencing blackouts in California, are excited about solar energy. 

Support from Washington

The Trump administration recently allowed a new solar farm to be built right outside of Las Vegas. In the past, Trump has opposed regulations on certain industries and denied climate based science. It is interesting to many people that the federal administration has decided to now show their support for solar energy.