Heat Your Home for Less
Every homeowner that is interested in solar energy for a personal residence has his or her own reasons for inquiring into alternative energy sources. In most cases people choose solar power for more than one singular reason. Generally speaking, the most common benefits that people seek are cost savings and the option for a backup power supply. However, there are other advantages to be aware of.
Depending on the size of the solar system you choose to install, you can save an average of 50% of your electric bill or even eliminate it altogether. The average American household uses 920 kWh per month.
Increased Property Value
According to studies performed by the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, installing a home solar energy system can add significant value to your home. The studies show that adding a solar system increases a home’s resale value by an average of $5.50 per watt and, depending on the location of the home, it has been reported to be as high as $6.40 per watt. In other words, a 3.8kW system can add $20,900 to your home’s valuation. Studies have also shown that homes with solar energy are found to sell 15% faster than comparable properties homes that do not have a solar install solar.
During power outages and other natural or mechanical disasters, a home solar system with battery backup offers you the ability to sustain your home on solar alone without having to rely on the local power company to provide electricity for heat, light, water, and other basic necessities or even luxuries.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Solar reduces your carbon footprint as well. The average American household generates 7.4 tons of carbon dioxide per year through electrical use. While the science is still highly debated, many studies show that Carbon dioxide leads to climate change or global warming. Regardless of what the debated amount of impact has, what we do know is that adding solar power to your home can help conserve other natural resources and preserve the earth’s more natural state.
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Off-Grid Solar Energy
In some instances property owners have no desire to be tied to the ”grid”. For one reason or another, they’d just as soon be left alone to their own means, which includes the ability to supply their own energy from the power of the sun. We can design and install an “off-grid” solar system to meet these requirements.
Grid Tie with Battery Backup Solar
Having the ability to power the necessities should an outage occur is a luxury that is within reach with a solar power supply and battery backup. As a homeowner, you simply need to consider what those necessities are and how many hours you need to be prepared for. If need be, we can help..
Grid Tie Solar
Owners of a residential solar system often take advantage of Net Metering with a grid tie system. This is the process by which homeowners earn credits for any unused energy that is generated from the solar panels and then tied back into the electrical grid. In the U.S., this most often occurs during the summer hours, particularly in the northern states. With significantly more hours of available sunlight during the summer, it is much easier to earn energy credits.
Financing for Solar
The size of system, and therefore, the associated costs, can vary greatly depending on several factors. Everything from the amount of power consumption, battery backup capabilities, and even the regulations of local and state governments impacts the total costs. To help alleviate the upfront financial commitment, we have partnered with several financial institutions. Call us to find out more regarding the availability of financing options.
Facts For Residential Solar
Quick and interesting facts related to solar energy. For more terms and explanations, consult our solar glossary.