Frequently Asked Questions
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Does solar energy reduce home energy costs?
Yes, solar power helps reduce monthly electric bills by cutting down on crude energy consumption. For over 100 years, fossil fuels have made up at least 80 percent of the U.S.’s energy consumption.1
How much does solar reduce utility costs?
You can expect to save around 20 percent on your monthly energy bill. These savings will quickly add up!
Are there any current tax incentives to switch to solar?
Yes, homeowners do have a current incentive to go green. There is a Federal tax incentive (which has been extended into 2019) to make homes more energy efficient. By incorporating solar energy, you can receive a 30 percent Federal tax credit.
What are the costs of solar power?
As new players are coming into the solar sector, the costs for solar equipment and installation are decreasing. You can get started for as low as $0 down. For the entire install, it can cost anywhere between $15,000-$29,000 (for 4kW-8kW systems). Those figures are for average-sized systems. The majority of these costs are for the actual equipment costs and installation.
Will solar equipment impact curb appeal?
Solar equipment design has come along ways…so no, today’s specially designed solar panels won’t take away from your curb appeal. With professional installation, solar-powered homes are enhanced from the inside out.
What are the environmental benefits of solar?
Solar electricity will help eliminate the emission of greenhouse gases. It provides a clean source of sustainable, renewable energy. But, in a nutshell, solar allows homeowners to go green and save money!
How is crude energy bad for the environment?
First off, oil drilling is horrible for the environment. Oil spills kill animal and plant life. Despite many cleanup efforts, it takes numerous years for the affected areas to recover. In 2014, 4,000 tonnes of oil (1,056,688.21 gallons) was spilt in just that one-year span. Most of these were spilt out at sea. These numbers are just a fraction compared to spills from previous years.2
What is the future like for oil?
Right now, oil prices may be lower, but it’s only temporary. Long-term, oil will become an increasingly scarce commodity. As it depletes, oil prices will go up in the coming years. Each year, utility companies continue to increase energy prices.
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1 http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=21912 2 http://www.itopf.com/knowledge-resources/data-statistics/statistics/