Due to federal and state incentives, qualified homeowners can lower their monthly electric bill with solar energy for no money out-of-pocket. With incentives decreasing at the end of 2020, it literally pays to act now!
Renewable energy is proven to reduce carbon emissions from harmful fossil fuels. Switching to solar helps produce cleaner air today while building a better tomorrow for future generations. Every solar system can make a difference — start a movement to solarize your community!
Simply put—no. During the free consultation, we’ll outline precisely what you can expect to get from solar. With many of our programs, there is no money down and you’ll be able to see immediate savings once your solar system is activated.
When you go solar, there will be times that your system isn’t generating quite enough power—like after sunset. The majority of solar customers remain connected to the electric grid for easy access to power after dark.
The reason for a 20 or 25-year term is to keep your rate per kWh as low as possible. Your solar savings are either locked in or predictable so that you can enjoy peace of mind for years to come.
When your solar panels produce more power than your home can use, the excess electricity is automatically sent back into the grid. The meter actually spins backwards, building a ‘bank’ of credits with your utility company. The process is referred to as “net metering,” and is another financial perk of home solar.
For the safety of workers that are fixing power outages, it is a utility regulation for solar power systems to shut off during blackouts if there is a connection to the grid.
If you sell your home, you can transfer your solar agreement to the new homeowner pursuant to the terms of your solar service agreement. The process is very easy and offers electricity savings, which is a great selling point when your home is on the market. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory cites a study in the Appraisal Journal which shows that a home’s value increases $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills. In other words, a solar energy system that saves $100 per month would add $24,000 of value to your home.