Probably the biggest advantage of solar energy is immediate electricity bill savings. No matter how small your installation, you begin receiving smaller monthly bills from your local utility company – from Day 1.
One of the most common questions prospective buyers ask is, “how much does a solar installation cost.” However, the answer depends on a number of factors including:
• the size of your installation
• the location of your property
• whether you qualify for Solar Incentives
At Solar Central Systems, you pay absolutely nothing to receive a free estimate of your
property. After requesting a solar quote, one of the contractors in our network will provide you
with a no-obligation, on-site analysis of your home or business.
Thereafter, you’ll receive a detailed report that outlines:
• Solar installation costs
• Payback periods and ROIs
• Electricity bill savings
• Income generation potential
• Financing options
• Relevant incentives and rebates
With this solar quote, you can determine whether or not installing photovoltaic (PV) panels
makes good financial sense for you and your budget. Simply use the form located here to
request your free solar quote today.
Studies have shown that homes with solar energy systems sell for more than homes without them. However, your property value will only increase if you own, rather than lease, your solar panel system. In most parts of the country, going solar will actually increase your property value more than a kitchen renovation.
Solar power, like other renewable energy resources , has many environmental and health benefits . Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions , which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.
Solar technology is scalable, meaning you can add as many panels as your utility company will allow. And thus, the advantages of solar energy (i.e. electricity bill savings, income generation, property value increases) depend on how large a system you install. So perhaps a better question is, how low do you want your electricity bill to go?
Admittedly, it takes some time to find that perfect balance between optimal system size and cost. But the installers in our network can help you find that balance – 100% free of charge. Simply request a free solar quote , and you’ll receive a detailed proposal
Thanks to countless federal, state, and local incentives , affordable solar panels are within easy reach of millions of Americans. You no longer have to take out a second mortgage just to outfit your home or business with solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.
However, which incentives you qualify for depends on your home state and the size of your installation. New Jersey, for example, offers a host of solar programs that you can’t find in New York – and vice versa.
You already know that you can save money on electricity by installing solar. But what happens to those savings on cloudy days or when the sun goes down.
Well, even on cloudy days, your panels continue to generate energy (just ask anyone who has ever gotten sunburned on an overcast day).
For nighttime energy use, you have 2 different options:
Feed excess solar electricity into the utility grid during the day and pull it back at night. Under this arrangement, the entire electricity grid becomes your de facto battery storage.
Depending on your region and/or utility, you may have the option to store excess solar energy in batteries. When the sun goes down, you simply use these batteries to power your nighttime electricity needs.
When you install solar panels on your property, you will still be connected to the grid. This allows you to draw from the grid when your system is not producing all of the power that you need, and send power back to the grid when you produce more than you use. It is possible to go off the grid with a solar energy system that includes battery storage, but it will cost significantly more and is nnecessary for the majority of homeowners.
If your solar panel system is connected to the grid, it will shut off in the event of a blackout.
This is to prevent emergency responders and electricity utility repair-people from being injured by your panels sending power back to the grid. However, there are certain add ons you can buy that provide backup power in a blackout when paired with solar.