There are many benefits of using solar energy besides the obvious savings in your electric bill. The decrease in your bill will vary depending on where you live and the current electricity rates in that area. Those who will benefit the most monthly live in areas where the rates are extremely high.

If you wish to estimate your potential savings, check out Google’s Project Sunroof. Here you can enter a specific address and get an estimate that is based on key factors like electricity rates, weather patterns, and the shape of the roof.

Another great aspect of solar is that it increases the value of your home or business. On average, switching to solar leads to a 4.1% gain in the value of your home. Now the exact number will vary slightly from place to place, but an increase in value is ensured.