10 Reasons for Going Solar
- A financial return with every sunrise
Your solar savings begin when you flip the switch on your solar electric system and grow over time. It’s a great long-term investment.
- Sell excess power to the utility company
Talk about turning the tables! Whenever you are generating more power than you need, your meter will spin backwards and the utility company will credit you for your excess power.
- A huge 30% federal tax credit
Right now, Uncle Sam will pay for 30% of the cost of your new system.
- Microgrid financing options
Some homeowners choose to finance the part of the purchase price that the incentives do not cover. Microgrid’s “Free Solar for a Year” program allows you to pay nothing for 12 months. At the end of the year, you can pay down the loan amount with your incentive funds and roll the remaining amount into an installment loan.
- Protect yourself from rising electricity rates
When you switch to solar power, you will lock-in low, predictable electricity costs for years into the future. As utility rates continue to rise, your savings will grow every year.
- Enjoy the satisfaction of energy independence
There is emotional satisfaction as well as financial satisfaction in having a high degree of energy independence. You won’t be tied solely to ever-increasing energy prices.
- Increase the value and marketability of your home
A recent study from the University of California at Berkeley indicated that solar equipped homes in California sold for $17,000 more than comparable homes without solar. And a study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that solar homes sold 20% faster and for 17% more.
- Minimal maintenance
Solar systems have no moving parts. Rain will usually wash off most of the dust. These systems just keep producing with little in the way of maintenance.
- Preserve our natural resources
Our planet’s health is damaged every day as we search for and burn coal, natural gas and oil. Clean, sustainable solar power can ensure a brighter future for our descendants.
- Set a good example
In a few years, solar will be everywhere. Right now the leaders and early adopters are crucial in setting a good example to show their friends and neighbors the way.