Solar Benefits

Why Go Solar?

The Basics

solar energy panelHow does solar energy work? Your grid-tied solar system works by reducing the amount of energy you purchase from the grid. The solar panels generate electricity from the sun and then the inverter changes that into alternating current (AC) electricity, which your house or business can use.

When you produce more electricity than you can use at the time, that excess energy flows onto the utility grid and is used by other customers. Your utility meter records this, and it credits you for 100% of the energy you supply to the grid. This is known as net-metering. This guarantees that 100% of the energy you produce is used, and that you are saving money at the same rate that you pay.

Sustainability

Solar Power is a sustainable energy source. The costs of oil, coal, and natural gas are not just affecting our finances, but also our environment, our atmosphere, and our health. Adopting solar energy offsets the use of fossil fuels.

Durability

Solar Energy is longlasting and durable. Installing solar energy is a long-term investment producing your own reliable clean energy. Each solar panel has an expected useful life of 30 years and has a 25-year production guarantee. They have no moving parts.

This means decades of free energy. Our installations come with a standard 5-year workmanship warranty and an optional 20-year extended warranty.

Investment

solar panel houseAccording to a study by Berkeley National Labs, a solar installation will improve a home's market value. Solar panels aren't an expense, they are one of the best ways to invest. Electricity bill savings will help you pay off your solar panel system in as little as a few years.

Energy Costs

One of the clearest benefits of solar panels is the ability to offset future utility prices. In the past ten years, residential electricity prices have gone up an average of three percent (3%) annually. By investing in a solar system now, you can fix your electricity rate and protect against unpredictable increases in electricity costs.

Federal Tax Credits

capitol rotundaThe federal solar tax credit, known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows you to deduct thirty percent (30%) of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The ITC applies to both residential and commercial (business) systems, and there is no cap on its value.