Installing Solar on your home has so many positive benefits, we’ve listed just a few below. Contact us to get your reason for installing solar on here 🙂
- Immediately lower or eliminate your electric bill
- Act as a hedge against future electricity rate increases
- Offer a low-risk alternative to volatile equity investments and historically low interest rates
- Increase the value of your home (exempt from property tax increase)
- Contribute to a better environment for future generations
Solar Systems For Homes
The cost of installing Solar PV systems decreased significantly over the past few years. The price of solar panels alone (the single largest expense) have dropped more than 70% since 2010. At our current installation costs, and assuming only modest projections for utility rate increases, the return on investment can exceed 10% per year in some cases. And because these returns are in the form of savings (freeing money that would otherwise go to the utility company), they are tax-free.
Solar PV systems also add tax-free value to your home. A 2011 research project by the U.S. Dept. of Energy showed that houses with solar PV systems sold for substantially more than comparable houses without solar. Because solar PV systems are exempt from property taxes, that increased value does not result in higher appraised value – another way that homeowners benefit from solar.
For most people, incentives to offset the up-front cost of a solar energy system are in the form of the 30% Federal Tax Credit, rebates from utility companies and/or local governments. Rebates vary from place to place, from year to year, and in a deregulated market like Texas, from company to company. Texas Solar Outfitters makes a special point of staying well-informed on all programs available at any time – particularly in the counties of south east Texas.
UPDATE: The 30% Federal Income Tax Credit (ITC) has been extended through 2019!
Solar systems provide clean, reliable power for many years. All system components are more efficient and more reliable than ever before. Solar panels, for example, are covered by a warranty not only for quality of workmanship, but for electricity production too. Solar panels installed by Texas Solar Outfitters are guaranteed to still be producing more than 80% of their rated output for the entire 25 year warranty period. The panels and mounting system that go onto your roof are also incredibly durable. All of the equipment we install is UL listed (never buy any electrical equipment that isn’t) and so must withstand one-inch hail, extreme heat and cold, and hurricane force winds.
Texas Solar Outfitters offers the widest range of solar system components, and design options. If a ‘solar’ company offers one panel and one inverter choice – they’re selling, not designing – don’t buy it. Call (713) 802-0223 to speak to the local professionals 🙂