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2020 Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (ITC)

The federal earned income tax credit ITC has been in place since 2005 and has played a major roll in the adoption of solar energy across the country. The credit has allowed homeowners and commercial entities to deduct a significant portion of the cost of their solar system installation from their income taxes, which made [...]

By | November 2nd, 2020|Information, News|0 Comments

What questions should be asked before selecting a solar installer.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BID/CONTRACT 1. Is this bid an estimate or a fixed price? What is the process you will follow if you find unexpected problems with this installation and want to charge extra to fix the problems? 2. Does the bid include the total cost of the project, including components, materials and labor? 3. [...]

By | August 21st, 2020|Information, Testimonials|0 Comments

Financing a Solar Photovoltaic System

With financing, like with the Solar Photovoltaic system itself, their is no one size fits all.  The financing package that you pick is custom designed to meet your needs, your expectations, and perhaps your equity position in your home. In general, solar financing falls into 3 basic categories: 100% of the cost wrapped into your [...]

By | August 2nd, 2020|Information, News|0 Comments

How does a Photovoltaic Solar system investment make you money?

How does a Photovoltaic Solar system investment make you money? 1.Free Electricity - Once the solar system is paid off, in about 8-10 years, it will save you tens of thousands of dollars over the life of the system. (25-40 year system life) 2.Federal Tax Credit - Refunding 26% of every dollar investing in building [...]

By | July 20th, 2020|Information, News|0 Comments

Understanding your Xcel Bill

Xcel makes it very confusing to understand the electric bill once you install a Photovoltaic system, so you are not alone in feeling baffled by how it is represented. Let me trying to help put the pieces together, and explain how they do the billing. Xcel’s labeling is a misnomer so lets decode that first:“Total [...]

By | July 6th, 2020|Information|0 Comments

Can I power my entire home with a photovoltaic Lithium Ion Battery Back-up system?

The answer is yes and no. No you can not likely afford enough batteries to power your entire home if the grid is down for a week; but yes you can power the Critical Load items of your home or business from a Photovoltaic Battery Back-up system. If we use a 10kW photovoltaic system as [...]

By | May 22nd, 2020|Information|0 Comments

Will solar power lower my natural gas bill or just the electric bill?

Adding solar PV to your structure typically will not lower your natural gas bill, just your electric bill, but one does have the opportunity while sizing the solar PV system to make changes to how you use energy that will lower the natural gas bill. If you know that your gas hot water heater is [...]

By | May 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt-hour?

The difference between a kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt-hour (kWh) is the most misunderstood topic of understanding electricity and how we measure power and consumption/production. Both concepts are referenced when talking about a photovoltaic solar system and important to understand before buying a solar PV system. kW measure power, it represents the actual electrical size of [...]

By | May 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How much will solar save me if I put it on my house?

Depending on how much you are you currently spending for electricity, but the goal is to save you your entire electric bill every months for the next 40-45 years. That is assuming you have an adequate sized roof or area on the ground to build a solar system that can power 100% of what you [...]

By | May 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can I buy solar panels and put them up myself?

Yes, if you have the skills and are able to be working on a roof in a safe manner it is not rocket science. However, often the price a consumer can buy the equipment online at is equal the price a solar integrator can sell the equipment and the labor to two the install, so [...]

By | April 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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