In my work as a renewable specialist, I get asked this question on a daily basis – why invest in renewable energy? And, in the present climate, my answer is simple – why wouldn’t you want to invest in this technology?
No one can be genuinely opposed to renewable energy systems. Using nature’s limitless resources to keep us accustomed to our modern way of living just makes sense. We don’t want to sacrifice our gadgets, but we are running out of fossil fuels – and whilst we’re doing that we literally choke the life out of our planet.
But, if you don’t believe in all of the environmental evidence and if you don’t care about future generations of your family, renewable technology is a great idea because it is a viable technology that can benefit you and yours right now.
As things stand, we are all at the mercy of utilities companies that make vast profits but refuse to reinvest this money in their failing infrastructure. This means that eventually you and I will have to pay more to give them even greater profits – and that time is coming sooner rather than later.
Aside from this, money is becoming tight and households are naturally looking for additional security in income and assets. Renewable technologies can help there too – as government-backed renewable energy initiatives have set fixed-term pay structures that more than cover the cost of installing this technology. In some areas, you can even apply for additional grants therefore vastly reducing any installation costs. Once installed, these technologies are proven to add value to your home.
Reducing carbon emissions should be a key priority for all households and renewable energy systems will be a major way of driving your emissions down and will have the least amount of impact on the way you live your life. So – why invest in renewable energy – well, so you don’t end-up having to sacrifice the way you’ve become accustomed to living.