Why Go Solar: 8 Reasons


Reduce or Completely Eliminate Your Electric Bills

Start saving on day one of your solar energy system installation. The energy produced by your solar energy system will offset your utility bill, saving you money month after month. Click Here to learn about net metering and how your system will interact with the grid.

Earn a great return on your investment

In addition to saving you money on your electric bill, installing solar on a home or commercial property increases its value. Forbes reported findings in the California housing market and found that homes with a solar energy system sold for a premium and that a solar energy system was a better investment than common remodels such as luxury kitchens. Click Here to read the article. The New York Times reported on an eight-state study that found similar results. Click Here to read the article.

Protect against rising energy costs

The facts show that the price of energy will continue to rise; approximately 4% annually when measured nationwide. The installation of a solar energy system will hedge this rising cost to run your household or business. And as your neighbors continually pay more and more each year for their electricity your solar energy system only becomes more valuable; increasingly saving you more money every time energy prices rise. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (www.eia.gov), retail electricity rates have rose nearly 60% as a national residential average and nearly 70% for commercial customers from 2001 to 2018. EIA retail electricity pricing data chart

Boost U.S. energy independence

The more of your energy you produce, the less dependent you are on foreign oil and our country's electricity grid. Shall there be a grid outage, it could take months to get back online. Sourcing your own energy will give you security against grid attacks.

Create jobs and help your local economy

Studies predict the clean energy sector will generate between 3-5 million “green collar” jobs over the next decade. Because these jobs tend to be higher paying and generally are not “outsource-able”, they represent a significant contributor to the U.S. economy.

Protect the environment

Solar is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Buildings are responsible for close to 35% of all carbon emissions in the U.S. and going solar can decrease that number significantly. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate 3-4 tons of carbon emissions each year—roughly the equivalent of planting over 100 trees every year.

Build your brand, demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility not only tie to an organization’s culture and values, they also produce bottom line results. Increasingly, consumers and communities are recognizing and rewarding businesses that choose to operate responsibly. Businesses are finding that “green” credentials are a powerful driver of consumer purchasing decisions, creating goodwill and improved business results.

Financial incentives are available

There are many financial incentives available at the federal, state, local, and utility level. In some cases, these incentives can cover 70% of your total installation price. Take advantage of these incentives while they last. Businesses that go solar can also depreciate the solar energy system for additional savings. Visit our Solar Incentive & Rebate Information page for more details.