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There are several ways to defray the overall costs. One is through state and federal solar energy rebates. A list of current rebates is available through the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency. Another is by entering a net metering agreement with your utility company. When your system generates more power than you need, the excess returns to the electricity grid and your meter runs backward. This allows you to receive full retail credit for the power your system generates.
How much you can potentially save on electricity depends upon many factors, including the size of the system you choose and your current retail electricity rate. We can help assess other ways to make your home more energy efficient, which is the best first step to take when switching to solar power.
We tell people they really need to look at their home energy use, The more energy efficient you make your home, the less equipment you need to put on your roof.”
If you’re purchasing your own solar panels, it’s best to hire a local solar contractor that specializes in solar power. The contractor will take into account many considerations, including how much energy your home uses and potential sites for the panels. The type of roof you have, which direction your home faces and even nearby trees and other shade-producing obstructions all need to be factored in as well when designing a system. It’s not just something cookie-cutter, out of the box,
Also, be sure all components carry the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) mark for quality and safety, and inquire about a truss-mounted system for roof panels — especially if you live in an area prone to severe weather.
Still in need of more information- the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. So put your plan together, go solar, and expect many sunny days in your future.
Household electricity bills skyrocket Electric bills have skyrocketed in the last five years, a sharp reversal from a quarter-century when Americans enjoyed stable power bills even as they used more electricity. More electricity use at homes and higher prices are driving up power bills. Households paid a record $1,619 on average for electricity in 2010, […]