Renewable energy is important because of the benefits it provides. The key benefits are:
- Environmental benefits
- Energy for our children and grandchildren
- Jobs and the economy
- Energy security
In some cases renewable energy systems may also save you money versus utility-provided power, especially in future years as utility power costs rises - solar and renewable energy systems "fix" your energy cost in time -- the cost to install a system divided by its expected lifetime output is what is called "levelized cost"