Rooftop or ground mounted solar panels generate clean power and reduce your electricity bills, often for $0 down, producing a net savings from year one. In addition, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you’ve protected yourself against ever increasing rate hikes
How Solar Can Save Households Money
The falling price tag for renewable energy has caused an explosion of residential solar among households in the United States, with an annual growth rate of 42% in the last decade. The affordability of solar energy is just one reason for this abundance and, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, the cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70% over the last decade
Why Solar Panels are Good for You
1. Clean Energy
Solar reduces the user’s reliance on unrenewable fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas. Electricity production from fossil fuels is the largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions. According to NASA, the effects of climate change will lead to increased wildfires, heat, droughts, and insect outbreaks in the Southwest United States. Unlike these forms of dirty energy, the sun offers an unlimited source that does not have harmful effects on the environment. Residential solar is an investment for both the homeowner and the planet.
2. Freedom and Control
American households have experienced a steadily increasing amount of time spent in power blackouts, and the number of wildfires and natural disasters just within the past few years is evidence of a worrying trend that will stifle the control U.S. households have on their energy. The California power grid is over 100 years old and would require up to $150 million to be properly protected against wildfires. This means that everyone, including those not directly threatened, could experience blackouts for fire prevention.
By using solar panels and adding a home battery unit, households can store electricity to use during heightened usage powers. This would give homeowners with residential solar independence from our antiquated infrastructure.
As solar panels and home batteries become more popular, they are also becoming more affordable and efficient. The ability to be in control of power provides certainty and safety to families in a way that is cleaner and quieter than the average backup generator.
3. Saving Money
Because solar panels are constantly gathering energy, they offer year-round productivity and will save money sun or shade. Depending on their size and placement, solar panels can produce more energy than necessary, reducing the monthly energy bill to close to zero. In some areas, homeowners with residential solar panels can even get rebates if excess energy is generated.
4. Tax Breaks
Depending on their area, households with solar panels can receive local, state, or federal tax breaks. Currently, the federal solar tax credit gives a reduction against income tax that is dollar-for-dollar, and the residential federal solar tax credit, equal to 26% of the total cost of solar systems installed, does the same. These benefits will last for years into the future.
Residential solar panels can also increase the resale value of a house by more than 4.1% on average when compared to homes without solar, according to Zillow.
5. Falling Prices
The cost of solar has fallen more the 80% since 2010, and this is just the beginning. By installing residential solar, you will be saving money on installation, maintenance, and total energy usage, all while reducing harm done to the environment by fossil fuels. Contact your Progressive Energy Consultant for a complimentary solar quote today.
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From the time you request a visit to the time your solar system starts producing electricity, we deliver the support, education, advice and software to make going solar effortless.
- Step 1: Consultation
- Step 2: Engineering and Design
- Step 3: Permitting
- Step 4: Installation
- Step 5: Commissioning With Utilities
- Step 6: Enjoy knowing you are saving money!!
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