RESIDENTIAL SOLAR BENEFITS
Capture the Sun for your home.
The benefits of residential solar systems extend well beyond reducing your home’s environmental footprint. A solar electric system for your home will eliminate exposure to increasing energy costs and reduce your dependence on fossil fuels.
Increase the value of your home.
Reduced monthly utility bills dramatically increase the value of your home. The California Appraisal Journal estimated that for every dollar saved in energy costs, home value increases by twenty dollars.
Take advantage of the Federal Investment Tax Credit and power your home at the same time.
The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) provides a 30% federal tax credit for the installation of solar energy systems. The ITC was extended in the fall of 2008 and will be in effect at least for the next 8 years. As part of the extension, the credit value cap was removed, which means there is no limit to the credit on larger systems. Through higher tax credits, homes that install solar may find that the payback period for their solar system has dramatically decreased.
Reduce or even eliminate your electric utility bill.
A properly sized residential solar energy system will zero out your home’s energy usage. The ideal system size will produce as much energy as your home consumes and you will pay no electric utility bill. Maintaining your connection to the grid allows you to power your home at night or when weather conditions limit solar production. You can also sell energy back to your electric provider when you’re producing more than you use.
Solar power provides energy security.
The power your system generates reduces America’s demand for fossil fuel, making us less vulnerable to foreign energy concerns. Not only is this the right thing to do, but clean energy enables America to operate independently.
Please use the estimator (click on My Estimator) and be aware that it is a very rough estimate and will most likely be high when compared to actual costs. Once you have looked it over please contact West Coast Solar at email@example.com. Let us design a system that will fit your needs and your budget.