1. What are the environmental benefits of solar energy?
Solar power is a renewable energy source, meaning that it is naturally gathered so long as the sun is shining. Solar energy systems help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change.
This also results in fewer air pollutants, such as sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, that cause health problems. By utilizing energy efficient solar panels to power your home, you will be helping the planet as much as you are helping yourself.
2. What are the financial benefits of solar energy?
Installing a solar panel system on your property has multiple financial benefits to your home. First and foremost, it reduces your electric bill. Solar power can be used interchangeably with your standard power so long as the sun is shining. With less power used from your electric company, your power bill will drop drastically. How much you can save is dependent on the solar policies and utility rates where you live, but regardless, you will be making a smart long-term investment.
Along with this, depending on where you live, there can be certain tax incentives that come with the use of solar panels. Everyone can take advantage of the federal solar tax credit, which covers 30% of your system cost through the end of 2019 and steps down for several years after that. Arizona residents who install solar panels are given a state tax credit of 25% of the total system cost, up to $1000, that is used toward state income taxes. Similarly, California residents gain a 30% investment tax credit for installing solar panels before 2020, so take advantage of this while you still can.
3. How does solar impact my home?
Solar power will have multiple positive effects on your home. Solar increases the value of your home because it makes the home eco-friendly and it now has an alternate power source that will reduce the monthly use and cost of main utility power. Solar improves the health of the planet along with your own well-being all in one go.
4. What does the solar development process and the solar energy installation process look like?
We have developed a turnkey process to help us plan the design and installation of your perfect solar PV system. The solar energy installation process is painless and professionally handled by our dedicated workforce at Solar Gain.
With more than 10 years of construction experience under our belts, we can guarantee a simple and safe installation. The solar panels will be put in the most optimal location on your home to gain the most sunlight during the day. They will then absorb and convert the electricity, sending it throughout the home for your use and sending the excess electricity to the grid so that nothing goes to waste.