We believe that solar energy should be accessible to everyone, which is why we are working to help our customers harness the power of the sun’s energy for the betterment of the planet, while also giving them a way of saving on their utility bills. By working together, we believe that we can create a world that is more energy independent, and help preserve the beauty of our planet for generations to come.
Thousands of Dollars Added to Home Value
Not only have recent findings shown that homes with solar panels can sell 20% more quickly than those without, an average-size solar photovoltaic system (at 3.6 kilowatts) could add as much as $15,000-$17,000 to a home. Further, Fannie Mae recently acknowledged the legitimacy of solar, adding a guideline that owned solar systems be analyzed by appraisers.
Lower Electric Bills and Heavy Incentives
A typical solar panel warranty lasts 20-25 years, during which time homeowners can save around $20,000 to $30,000, while seeing $100 or more savings each month. There are also state and local rebates available, Solar Renewable Energy Credits that homeowners in some states sell for thousands of dollars each year, and the Federal Solar Tax Credit that can bring back 30% return of the total costs of equipment and installation.
A Solid Investment with Return
Solar systems typically come with a warranty that extends over two decades. Industry standards suggest the panels can still be expected to perform at 80% after this time has elapsed, although the real lifespan has been found to extend to 30 to 40 years. Solar system prices have increasingly become more affordable with plenty of financing options, and there are now solar purchase power agreements (PPAs) and solar leasing options that allow homeowners to benefit from solar without actually putting any money down
“I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun’s energy. If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago.” -George Porter, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, 1967
Reduced Carbon Footprint and Energy Independence
Using pure, clean energy from the sun, solar homes counter the harmful emissions created by traditional energy sources like coal and natural gas. These fossil fuels are not only an environmental hazard when burned, they are limited resources that add to an increasing dependence on foreign energy. This leads to an erratic market conducive to quickly skyrocketing energy prices. Solar not only provides another step toward energy independence, but will also counter greenhouse gas emissions.
Runs Efficiently and Quietly
Solar panels are easily installed, and they require very little maintenance to continue optimal performance. They also produce no sound as they convert sunlight to electricity, so a homeowner won’t even notice their presence.