Are you thinking about going solar? Reports show solar energy installations are increasing in numbers, with more than 1.5 million residential solar systems installed in the U.S., many homeowners have questions. Here are reasons why homeowners go solar: 


Spring is a great time to get your solar panels installed. Within a few weeks you can be up and running and taking advantage of longer daylight, sunny summer days and reducing your upcoming cooling costs. Having solar panels installed before summer officially starts, will mean your solar roof panels will be working at full capacity.  If you generate more solar electricity than you use during sunny days, you may build up a credit with your utility to apply toward your electric bill for fall and winter months.   


You can start seeing a return on your investment sooner, by locking in anywhere from 30% to 70% investment tax credit and producing additional utility bill credits for offsetting the sunny summer months, including tax rebates and other incentives. Also, depending on your usage, utility rates, system size as well as other factors, you may capture long-term utility savings. 


Renewable energy is often referred to as clean energy and comes from natural sources that are constantly replenished, such as sunlight and wind. They keep shining and blowing, even if their availability depends on time and weather. Humans have been harnessing nature’s power for thousands of years: to grow crops, to stay warm, for transportation, lighting, and more.


While solar panel installation has become more popular over the years, it certainly is not a typical DIY project. Even a roofing contractor and qualified technician need solar installation training on a roof and must become familiar with local permits, fire code requirements, etc. to complete a safe and reliable installation. Our certified solar roofing contractors are qualified, knowledgeable and skilled solar system installers.   


Some solar-powered homes can produce more than enough electricity, allowing homeowners to sell excess power back to the grid. Others choose the option of adding a battery to their solar system, which gives them an economically attractive way to store excess solar energy to be used at night.  New solar technologies are being advanced to include solar skylights and roof shingles.   


Installing solar panels provides you direct bill savings, and in addition, if you ever plan to sell your home, some buyers are willing to compensate solar homeowners for their investment.

So, “how much does solar cost?”  The best way to find out is to get a solar-panels quote from us. Our solar advisors can assess your home and provide you with answers and whether it makes financial sense for you to go solar. Contact us by filling in our online form, or call our office at (630) 517-5797.

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