As utility companies across America charge more and More AND MORE…. for Electric Power… Americans need an affordable option to make the switch to solar.
With home technology moving toward home energy management, it makes sense that the leader in smart home technology becomes part of the solution by providing solar. By combining smart home energy management with the renewable energy source of solar, plus battery power storage, ADT helps the United States with the energy crisis we all face as a nation.
We need an option beside relying on the 100+ year old electric utility grid across America. It’s time for a change… especially with the electrification of our world. Why go solar… what are the benefits of going solar? For most homeowners it is the significant long term savings of making the switch to solar.
To see if solar is right for you let’s look at the steps of seeing if your home qualifies for solar.
THE STEPS OF GOING SOLAR
Evaluate Your Annual Power Usage and Calculate Potential Savings
First step of designing a solar system is to determine how much electrical energy you use on an annual basis. We’ll get the history usage from your electric utility company and find out how much annual kWh of power you use.
By using this information we will be able to accurately design a solar system with batteries that meets your annual electric needs. Become independent from your utility company and stop the continuous rate increases. Take control back and start saving money.
Plan for Future Electrical Power Needs and Protect Your Savings
If you are going to add items like an electric vehicle, room addition, hot tub or other major electric appliances, figure out the annual kWh of power these additional items will need. Then design a solar system to create enough power for both your current and future electric power consumption.
This protects your future savings as your annual electric needs grow and gives you the confidence that all your electric power will be provided by your solar system.
Schedule a Virtual Consultation or Site Walk of Your Property
Schedule an appointment with a professional solar energy advisor. During this solar consultation, your energy advisor will plan out the best design for your solar array based on your roof line and the directional orientation of your home. South and west facing sides create the optimal amount of solar power.
We will also evaluate the amount of sun exposure your roof has for solar and look at the main electric panel to plan for potential upgrades needed for solar. Solar design software will be used to create your proposal. The proposed solar report will give details about the system you will need installed to meet all your annual electric power needs.
During this step we will determine if your home qualifies for solar. Not all homes qualify for solar, as the right amount of roof space and high sun exposure are both needed for solar to make financial sense.
Professional Solar System Installation
Once you choose the solar system that is right for you, our installation department will finalize the design for your solar array, inverters, power storage and electrical upgrades needed for your solar installation.
We will get all the necessary permits and work with local municipalities to pass inspections. We will also work with your local utility company to plan the switch over to solar power. After the installation is complete and your solar system is powered on, we will show you how to monitor your system with your solar mobile app.
Choose Your Best Investment Option for Solar
Most homeowners choose the monthly financing option with Zero Down and monthly solar payments that are around or less than their current utility company monthly bill for electricity. The solar investment payment is fixed, so it does not go up like your utility company monthly cost that is continually rising. This ownership model also gives you the Federal Tax Incentive helping you pay for 30% of your solar system total cost.
You can also pay cash or look into a lease option, but for 60% of homeowners the ownership model with financing is the best choice for getting the most savings and investment value with solar.
Find Out Which Financial Solar Incentives are Available in Your Area
Find out about the current financial incentives that are available in your area. Each state and city is different. There are Federal Tax Incentives which will help pay for 30% of the total cost for your solar system installation. Some states, cities and local utility companies offer additional incentives and rebates for switching to solar.
SOLAR SYSTEM PRODUCTS
Batteries - Power Storage
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Solar installation companies will typically have a few solar panels they offer. Most companies offer solar panels from Q-Cells, Proudly Made in the USA, which make up over 30% of the solar panels installed nationwide. Normally a premium grade solar panel like the REC Group Alpha Black and a value line of solar panels will be offered as well. This way you will have multiple options to meet your needs and budget.
It is important to make sure your solar panels are paired with a quality inverter. An inverter converts the DC electric power a solar panel creates into AC power that you use in your home. Most quality solar systems are paired with either Enphase or SolarEdge inverters.
The best quality solar panels will have a high efficiency rating, power production will stay consistent for many years and they will have 25 year warranties.
The average cost to have a solar system installed in California is about $30,000. It typically costs between $9,000-$13,000 to add battery backup power. Keep in mind if you pay cash or finance the project you will receive a 30% Federal Tax Credit (average $12,000) to help pay for your solar system.
Over 80% of the solar systems installed in California are done with a ZERO DOWN option. This is either through the ownership model of financing, a power purchase agreement or by leasing a solar system.
These multiple options make switching to solar affordable for the large majority of homeowners in California.
The average time from when you order your solar system to your installation date is about 4-6 weeks. After the solar panels are installed, it typically takes a few more weeks before the utility company grants permission to operate (PTO).
A few things that add more time to a solar project being installed are roofing, electric upgrades and city permits/inspections. Time added…
PATIENCE NEEDED! Once the solar panels are installed, be prepared that it will often take as long for you to receive permission to operate from your utility company, as it did from the time you ordered your solar system to the installation date. Utility companies are not highly incentivized to ”lose” a paying customer… so it may takes a bit longer than expected.
BUT SMILE you are so close to being independent from your utility company and soon you’ll no longer be experiencing their electric rate increases. Savings are about to start filling your bank account.
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