One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is the ability to hedge utility prices. In the past ten years, residential electricity prices have gone up by an average of three percent annually. Luckily for us, you cannot put a price tag on the suns natural energy. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can take control of your electricity expenses and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity costs. If you’re a business or homeowner with fluctuating cash flow, going solar also helps you better forecast and manage your expenses.