Posted by Todd Filbrun on Tue, Mar 05, 2013 @ 09:00 AM
Solar energy has been popular in California for a long time, partially because there are so many programs that help homeowners and businesses save on equipment and installation. However, valuable savings are not the only reason to invest in solar energy, there are many more advantages of switching to solar.
The advantages of solar energy in the Central Valley are many; these are just a few:
- Reduce electricity bills - With a grid-connected system that uses net-metering, your monthly electricity bills will decrease dramatically. In fact, depending on your usage habits and the system you have, you can actually make money with solar.
- Get tax credits - The federal government allows you to claim 30% of the cost of your solar power system as a tax deduction. This generous allowance has made solar more affordable for families and businesses in California and throughout the country.
- Get utility rebates - The California Solar Initiative has made it possible for you to get solar rebates from your local utility company, generating even more savings.
- Predictable costs - The price of fossil fuels constantly fluctuates, but the price of the sun will always remain the same: free. After your solar panels have been installed, minimal maintenance is required, which means that your monthly costs remain steady for the life of the system.
- Improve property value - If you ever sell your home, you can get more for it if you have installed solar panels. However, if you need a solar financing solution, make sure you opt for a loan and not a lease. Leasing the panels could actually make it more difficult to sell your home since you do not actually own them. On the other hand, a solar loan gives you total freedom to sell the equipment with your home.
- Reduce your environmental impact - Solar energy does not require the burning of any fossil fuels, which means you use fewer nonrenewable resources, create less air pollution, and generate less carbon dioxide.
If you'd like to learn more about the advantages of solar energy, or want to schedule your free solar evaluation, call Kurios Energy today.
What advantages of solar energy are the most meaningful to you?