There are many reasons to switch from conventional power to solar power and solar energy, and saving money is at the top of the list. Who wouldn’t want to continue to power their electronic devices and home appliances while saving money? Having affordable solar energy can save you an average of $44 to $187 per month during the first year, according to estimates1 from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center. But why is solar power cheaper than getting power off the grid? Here are five advantages of solar energy.