HOW DOES A SOLAR INVESTMENT COMPARE TO THE ALTERNATIVE?
If you look at the historic average return on investment of the S&P 500 vs. a solar system you can see what a solid investment solar is. These two charts below compare your annual and cumulative return on investment if you invested the same amount of money in either the S&P 500 or in a solar system. The steady return on your investment with solar would be a better long term investment (and easier on your stomach than the roller coaster of the stock market).
Your solar investment dollars will grow more quickly than the S&P 500, when compared to the last 25 years of the S&P 500.
And since your investment in solar is a savings compared to earnings in the stock market, you won’t have to pay taxes on the solar investment return! And by the way, because the price of electricity is very unlikely to decrease in the future and solar panels today have a 25 year warranty, your investment is very low risk.