Is solar energy for you?
As Americans become more environmentally conscious, many households and businesses are converting to, or at least considering, solar power.
At Apex Solar Solutions, we want to educate the public about the many advantages of solar—and, debunk many of the myths surrounding this amazing technology. Founded in 2003, Apex Solar Solutions is among the country’s most established and respected solar energy companies. Many of our electrical power professionals have been involved in the energy industry since the 1970s.
POWER FOR LIFE
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Why Solar and Why Now?
One of the most common questions we’re asked is, “Is this really the best time to invest in a solar system?” According to Ethan Zindler, an analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, “If you’re a consumer who’s been thinking about putting solar on your roof, now it’s cheaper than it’s ever been. You used to look at a system that would cost $30,000, and it may cost as little as $10,000 to $15,000 now.”
Plus, even though solar-panel efficiency is always improving, the potential gains of future panels probably amount to a few percentage points at best. Generally speaking, solar technology is similar to what it was in the 1960s—today, it’s just more efficient and less expensive. What’s more, traditional energy rates have been rising at about 7.2 percent each year on average. Who knows how much they will continue to increase? When your home or business is being powered by the sun, you won’t be affected by rising rates.
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Energy Tax Credits, Rebates, Incentives, and Zero Down Financing
Homes and businesses have access to a wide variety of energy tax credits, solar incentives and rebates when implementing new energy strategies like solar panels. Federal tax credits of 30 percent apply to all expenditures on solar panel installations and energy-efficiency projects. Make sure to ask about Apex Solar Solutions’ zero down financing.
Solar Panels Are More Dependable Than Ever
Solar panels have no mechanical or moving parts, so they don’t tend to break. In fact, many solar panels have 25-year warranties (and, the EU Energy Institute found that 90 percent of solar panels last for 30 years or longer). Andy Black, a leading solar financial analysis expert, recently published a report on the lifespan of solar panels. He found that some of the first solar panels that were manufactured about 40 years ago are still creating about 80 percent of their original power. Maintenance on a solar power system is also minimal. Most experts suggest that for optimum performance, panels should be cleaned once in a while—and cleaning can be as simple as spraying down panels with a garden hose.
Solar Energy’s Return On Investment
In terms of return on investment, and depending on your system and location, solar panels pay for themselves within six to 15 years. If you add in state and federal tax credits and incentives, you could actually begin seeing a return on investment within two to four years. Real estate experts also note that solar panels increase the value of a home by about $15,000, so even if you don’t plan on being your home for the next 15 years, this could still be a sound investment.
Solar Energy Is Good for the Environment
Once solar panels are installed, they produce zero emissions. This means they don’t contribute to pollution or health issues like traditional energy sources. For the average homeowner, using a solar energy system is comparable to eliminating the emissions created by a car that drives 18,000 miles per year. Since solar draws energy from the sun, there is no end in sight to the natural resource that creates power.