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The Advantages of Going Solar in California: An Introductory Guide

Are you tired of skyrocketing PG&E bills and looking for an alternative source of energy that is cost-effective and eco-friendly? Solar power is the perfect solution to your problems. By harnessing the power of the sun, you not only help the environment but also save thousands of dollars per year. In California, going solar is easier and more beneficial than ever before. In this blog post, we will highlight the many advantages of solar power in California.

Solar is a drastically cheaper than the utility company: It’s no secret that electricity bills can be a major expense in the average California household. By switching to solar power, you can dramatically reduce your energy bills and save money in the long run. There are also various tax incentives and rebates available in California for homeowners who invest in solar panels, making the initial cost of installation much more affordable. In fact, homeowners who install solar panels with battery storage typically see a payback period of 5-7 years.

Coupling solar with energy storage: Another significant advantage of going solar in California is the ability to couple solar panels with energy storage solutions. Battery technology has significantly improved over the years. Now homeowners can store excess energy generated by solar panels for use during peak hours or even during power outages by utilizing a battery. This further increases the value of solar system and provides homeowners with even more control over their energy usage and consumption.

Increase the value of your home: Installing solar panels on your property can significantly increase the value of your home. According to one study, adding a solar panel system increases a homes value by $15,000.00 (see here).

Reduce your carbon footprint: Solar power is not only cost-effective but also eco-friendly. By installing solar panels, you’re making a conscious effort to reduce your carbon footprint and be more environmentally sustainable. By using clean energy, you significantly reduce your reliance on fossil fuels and also reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions into the environment.

Rebates, Incentives and Tax Credits: Apart from the cost-effective benefits of going solar, there are financial incentives in California that make going solar even more worthwhile. For instance, the federal solar tax credit provides homeowners with a 30% credit for the cost of installing a solar panel system. EX: A solar system costs $25,000.00. 30% of the total spend or $7500.00 will come back to the homeowner in the form of a federal income tax credit (more info here). The state of California also has incentives for backup batteries (more info here). By going solar, you can save thousands on your energy bills while taking advantage of the tax and energy storage incentives available.

Going solar + battery storage is a smart investment for homeowners looking to save money on energy bills, increase the value of their homes, and reduce their carbon footprint. By harnessing the power of the sun, you’re not only contributing to a cleaner environment but also taking control of your energy usage. Take the first step towards a brighter future today. Give us a call to learn more.

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