Solar energy is an exciting way to generate cleaner, price-protected electricity. At Momentum Solar, we know switching to solar power is a big investment. That is why we want to ensure all our customers are informed in all aspects before they make their decision.
Here are some of the biggest factors to consider when you are looking into purchasing a solar energy system for your home.
Solar energy is a great long-term investment to make because it can save you thousands throughout the lifespan of your system. As technology improves, solar is becoming more affordable to many U.S. residents thanks to rising costs for traditional electricity as well as federal and statewide incentives. Momentum solar also offers a variety of solar financing options that our customers may take advantage of, such as solar loans and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
Size and Configuration of Your Home
Solar panels from Momentum Solar have a lifespan of 25 years or more, helping residents save thousands of dollars in energy savings. Before jumping into a solar agreement, however, homeowners should assess the conditions of their roof. Most roofs last about 20 years, so if your roof is at the end of its lifecycle you should consider replacing it before you install panels.
Homeowners should also consider the angle and size of their roof before they commit to installing solar panels. For optimal generation, roofs should be angled to receive ample amount of sunlight. The size f your roof, direction its facing and other factors can affect this process in some cases. Homeowners should know that the panels do not need to be directly receiving sunlight at all times, but they need to be able to receive some sunlight for homeowners to reap all the amazing benefits.
Those interested in solar energy should also consider their home’s energy consumption to determine what size solar panel system is necessary. We recommend looking at your energy consumption for each month and determining why some months’ bills are higher than others. Our solar specialists will consider your home’s dimensions and energy consumption to design a solar panel system specifically for your needs.
Perhaps one of the most important factors to consider is the amount of sunlight your neighborhood regularly receives. More sunlight results in more energy production, which is why sunny areas like the south tend to produce more energy than Northwest areas of the country. While states that receive less sunlight can still produce solar energy to power their homes, they may have to install more panels to generate enough electricity.
Rebates and Incentives
Tax credits and rebates can significantly reduce the cost of installation! A Momentum Solar specialist can help you through the paperwork and reviewing which incentives you qualify for.
The federal tax credit provides homeowners with a 26% tax credit of the price of your system beginning in 2020. Multiple states also offer their own tax credits and rebates.
For more information about solar energy, visit momentumsolar.com or call 1-800-MOMENTUM.