Get the Facts about Solar Energy
With so many deceptions out in the world and on the internet (social, political, and just plain non-believers), it is hard for some people to tell fact from fiction, especially when it comes to clean energy. We at SolarPlus are devoted to educating our customers on the facts about solar. We believe it is important in the process for you to understand what you are getting, how it works and why it is the right solution you.
Time and time again, we hear “facts” about solar that are just not correct. Most often these “facts” come from other companies just trying to sell you what they want to sell you by creating myths. These misconceptions also may be rooted in outdated technologies. Although solar energy has been around for decades, it may be new to you as a consumer. The technology has become more sophisticated over time. Below is a list of these common misconceptions and what the truth actually is and explanations as to why.
Solar: True or False?
Solar is affordable. TRUE.
Fact: Solar is something you can’t afford to miss out on. Solar is affordable for almost any homeowner or business that pays a utility bill. If you are already paying your utility bill, you can afford solar! There are many options for customers to go solar today. You need to own your home or business, need to have a sunny area for the system, and you need to have good credit.
Loan: Programs that will help structure your payments close to what you are already paying your utility company for that same power it will displace.
PPA: For commercial customers, a PPA can be used to set up your payments to be less than what your utility bill will be for that same power. Savings is immediate.
There is enough sun in our area. TRUE.
Fact: There is more than enough sun in the northeast for solar. Tens of thousands of systems have been operating for many years creating power day in and day out for many happy solar consumers for the past decade. We just need an area free of most shading to place the system. Germany is the solar capital of the world and they have less sunlight hours annually than we do here in the northeast. We get plenty of sun geographically!
Switching to solar is easy. TRUE.
Fact: Going solar is a simple process with a few steps. We at SolarPlus will walk you through all the necessary steps to get you up and running and saving money for years to come. We take care of everything involved so you don’t have to.
Solar is easy to maintain. TRUE.
Fact: Solar is one of the easiest things to maintain. A system is low maintenance. Rain will wash the panels, the snow melts, and there are no moving parts. While inexpensive, it may make sense to get annual check ups to ensure your system is performing optimally. With our online monitoring system included in every SolarPlus system, all you have to do is watch your meter spin backwards and your savings grow.
If I wait the cost of solar will go up. TRUE.
Fact: Waiting to go solar is actually costing you money. Also, rebates are going down all the time, so you will get less money upfront as time goes on. This will actually increase the cost of your system. The tax incentives being offered also will not last forever. There is a cost to wait! Everyday you pay your utility for your power you are losing money. The sooner you install solar the sooner you can start to save.
Going solar is not only about helping the environment, but is a also a good financial investment. TRUE.
Fact: The number one reason people choose to go solar is to SAVE MONEY! Saving the environment at the same time is also a plus (a SolarPlus!)
Solar is a good investment because utility rates have risen over the last decade. TRUE.
Fact: Solar electric is one of the safest investments a homeowner or business can make. Utility rates may have gone down slightly over the past year, but rest assured, they will skyrocket again. The Department of Energy has published the history of electric prices dating back decades. The steady trend line is UP with a few lulls in between, but a new record low is always set and is always higher than the previous one.
Solar electric gives you a savings from the start. The system pays for itself through this savings and creates energy for years beyond the initial payback. Does your utility bill pay for itself? …….. We didn’t think so.
Take the next step and contact SolarPlus today at 877-523-5223 for your free on-site evaluation and estimate for your home. You can’t afford to miss out on this. Start saving today! Solar is a PLUS!