Common Solar Mistakes to Avoid
Going solar can sometimes feel overwhelming if you are new to the solar world. We wanted to share some of our resources and advice with you, so you know what to look out for as you are going through the process.
Things to Think About When
• Financing options
• Choosing the right solar panels, inverter, and roof racking for your home
• Length and types of warranties available
• Promotions, tax credits, and incentives
Financing for Your Solar System
Many people aren’t aware that solar loans are available to those who are looking to invest in a solar system. A solar loan functions just like any other loan and allows you to divide the cost of the total system into monthly payments. This option has made solar systems more accessible to those who cannot pay for the system in one large upfront payment.
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Choosing the Best Solar Panels For Your Home
When deciding on what solar panels are best for your home, it is important to keep in mind the intended lifetime (usually 25 years) and energy production that is expected from the solar panels. It is also essential to evaluate what you think is most important in a solar system. If efficiency is important to you, then monocrystalline solar panels are the best choice since they are the premier choice for solar panels. Is your carbon footprint especially important to you? Then solar panels that were manufactured with sustainable materials are the ones for you.
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Save with Solar Promotions, Tax Credits, and Incentives
The federal and many state governments offer tax credits and incentives for homeowners going solar. The current federal tax credit includes an incentive of 26% off of the cost of a solar system. These offers can save you thousands of dollars on your solar energy system, don’t forget to take advantage of this opportunity!
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Mae and Lee - Virginia
Mae and Lee, a couple from VA saved $7,665 by taking advantage of the federal solar tax credit when they purchased their solar system in 2020
Investing in a System that has Sufficient Warranties
90.76% minimum power output guaranteed in year 25 (less than 10% performance degradation over 25 years)
Covers defects from manufacturing, workmanship & materials
PARTS -LABOR - SEVICE - SHOPPING
Repair or replacement of parts, components, or entire panel, including labor & shipping costs
Long term warranties are a must when it comes to choosing a solar system. Solar warranties need to ensure longevity, as well as efficiency. That is why it is essential to have product, labor, and performance warranties. The length of the warranties varies depending on the different parts of the system, with solar panels usually having a 25-year warranty whereas the inverter is a 10-year.
Learn the in and outs of solar warranties, read this article!
Understanding Solar Warranties
Here Are Our Recommendations
We have done the research to find the best solar panels, inverters, and roof racking for your home.
The REC Alpha solar panels produce 20% more power than other solar panels. They are built to last and have the warranties to prove it.
SolarEdge solar inverters have optimization and monitoring for each individual panel, so you get the most out of our system.
QuickMount PV’s racking protects your roof from damage by using flashing. This innovative design has the potential of saving you thousands on repairs.
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