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Home Solar Systems Are More Affordable
Pretty simple, at least in theory. By saving on your monthly electricity bill, you could have more money to spend on other items, like saving or even paying down on your car note. Home solar can help you to meet this goal. Sounds easy enough, but get it wrong a KABLOOEY! There goes your investment and your dream of a lower monthly electricity bill.
Finding the perfect way to save money at home is becoming one of the best ways to stretch a household budget. And why not? We live in a time when energy costs are climbing. So it’s no surprise that it comes as welcome news that solar energy systems are becoming more affordable to home owners, especially now with the increasing concern about greenhouse gases, home energy use is attracting the same sort of examination as other high-energy users, such as the web hosting industry.
Energy Saving Strategies
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Home Solar Panels
So, let’s start with the facts – solar panels are an efficient way to save on monthly electricity costs. But until recently, they were not available in residential form – at least not that the average family could afford. In our previous blog entry we detailed the pros and cons of home solar energy systems. The fact is, the vendor that you choose for your residential solar panels is your business partner, in a sense. So, choose that vendor wisely. Do your research on everything – EVERYTHING including after purchase support to installation – to increase your chances of having a successful installation of your home solar energy system.
…your chances for monthly electricity savings. Ready to go? Start researching today.
Affordable Home Solar Panels
Let’s start with the facts. We know that Costco recently announced that it will offer home solar panels for residential use through Grape Solar. But that is yesterday’s news. Today we know that more home improvement storehouses are getting into the home solar panel market. Two residential giants, Lowe’s and Sungevity, announced a new agreement that will offer homeowners the easiest and most affordable solar solutions in the marketplace, marking a significant step in the mainstream adoption of residential solar.
Lowe’s has always delivered innovative energy solutions for our customers and we are seeing an increased demand for solar solutions,” explained Patti Price, senior vice-president, merchandising, Lowe’s. “Lowe’s new partnership with Sungevity responds to customer demand by providing a convenient and affordable process for going solar.
For many home owners, this news is a critical factor to the overall success of their home solar energy installation project. Why? Because now we have many top vendors from which we can choose, compare prices and installation, as well as after-sale support. You can choose the vendor that you feel most comfortable with after completing your research. This way, you don’t get penalized for the lack of available vendors from which to choose.
Planning for Home Solar
Under the Lowe’s and Sungevity agreement, customers will be able to access kiosks equipped with Sungevity’s Quote system, a convenient web-based application. It gives homeowners the opportunity to simply enter their address and receive a firm installation estimate within 24 hours. This eliminates the expense of an on-site visit that, in the past, was required in order to get a quote for a home solar energy system.
The new system combines aerial and satellite image analysis with research by Sungevity engineers at the company’s Oakland headquarters to assess the geometry of a home’s rooftop. They study the roof’s disposition to the sun at different times of day and year and any potential obstruction presented by nearby vegetation or built objects. Very exciting stuff! And a real time-saver for a homeowner planning and researching home solar energy systems.
Despite difficult economic times and often uncertain economic incentives, a number of analyses predict a boom year for solar power in the coming years. And for good reasons…we all want to save on our monthly electricity bills. Right?
Solar Benefits for Homeowners:
- Savings on monthly electricity
- Seven year estimated pay-off of initial investment
In case you haven’t noticed, the cost of gasoline is climbing too. So, if you are like most home owners you are searching for ways to stretch the home budget.
Invest in Home Solar
Finally, many reports point to the fact that by installing home solar panels on your home today, in seven years when it is predicted that your initial investment is paid back in terms of lower monthly energy bills, you also have the added benefit of higher home value. When it comes time to sell your home, solar panels could lead to a higher re-sale price. Think about that.
You may have a very clever label for a tough economic market – but for those who plan ahead, you may get a chuckle at how clever you are when, in fact, you simply made the right home investment decisions after doing your homework.