Adding rooftop solar to your home is an investment in both the future of your energy use and even in your property value. It’s great for the environment—totally 100% renewable energy that you own and can access anytime you need. It’s affordable, and can even save you money from the first day you flip that solar switch. But every solar energy system installation is different, so you may be wondering: is solar right for me?
Here are the key factors that can help you decide if going solar with a rooftop solar energy system is right for you—and how Solaire are the experts you can trust to make it happen.
The right solar, at the right price
To see if going solar makes sense for you financially, a good place to start is taking a look at your current electricity bill. See the rate you pay today for your traditional energy and what you pay monthly on average. That way, when your financing options begin to crystallize, you can compare these items to your potential monthly payment with your solar energy system financing terms. It might surprise you that oftentimes, your solar energy system will cost you less each month than you’re paying in energy now. That means you’re saving from the first month all the way until you pay it off.
Paying off your solar energy system usually takes about seven to 10 years—BUT the typical system has a lifetime expectancy of 45 years. That means you’ll be eliminating your monthly energy bill completely when your system is paid in full. If $0/month sounds good to you, solar might be your best bet to future-proof your home’s energy.
The right financing
If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution to your solar energy system, right down to the financing, you’ll want a company you can trust to get it all done that also offers affordable loan options. While most solar energy providers typically offer 20-to-25 year financing at 2.99%, at Solaire, we always takes care of our customers and offer the same loan terms but at a much lower rate of anywhere between 0.99% – 1.99%.
The right incentives
With a big push towards green energy in recent years, and an-ever growing need to combat constantly rising energy costs, the federal government has created an incentive program to encourage solar adoption. This can be government incentives for adopting clean energy systems, or even if you own a business and go solar there may be business-specific incentives available to you.
ITC Tax Credit
The solar investment tax credit (ITC) is for those who own their solar energy system (not available to anyone leasing or renting solar panels) and offers a 26% tax credit — for the next two years.
The ITC rate declines over time, but today it could save you up to $9,000 on your solar energy system. Talk to a Solaire representative today before the sun sets on these valuable tax incentives.
And, since at Solaire we help customers in more than 20 states across the country, we can help you discover if there are any local green energy incentives you can tap into to take years off your financing.
The right partner
Whether solar is right for you also depends on finding the right partner. Installing a solar energy system takes experience to get it right. While the system itself is made of a few key components, like solar panels, your inverter, solar batteries and conduits, the variables of your unique home and rooftop make experience in installations of the utmost importance. The kind of roofing you have can affect your install, from tiles to shingles, flat to sloped. How much sun your home gets throughout the day, and which spot on your roof is the exact right location to gather the most solar energy possible are all key considerations that an expert will have innate knowledge of.
At Solaire, we have a reputation that has been built over hundreds, if not thousands, of installs across the country. Our team is known for being more than capable—we’re easy and quick to communicate with, answer all your questions (no matter how small!), and offer only the best products that we stand behind.
Beyond the nuts and bolts, your Solaire team will get your solar energy system installed quick, and even will submit for Homeowners Association approvals, connection approvals from your local utility, and offers some of the best warranties for up to 30 years.
With Solaire, going solar is the right choice for your home. Let’s get started. Our solar energy experts are waiting to talk with you about your solar energy needs. Start saving today!