Switching to Solar is Expensive
The cost of going solar has reduced dramatically in the past decade making it affordable to homeowners. Financing a solar system can have economic benefits immediately, as the solar finance payment is often lower than the electricity bill homeowners are currently paying. There is no money out of pocket to begin and financing rates start as low as 1.99%. The government currently offers a 26% tax credit for anyone who purchases a system in 2022.
Going Solar Eliminates All Electricity Bills
In the state of Florida, even after switching to solar you must remain connected to the grid. The utility company charges every customer a flat fee or “service charge” every month. The homeowner will pay this charge whether they have solar or not. If a homeowner purchases a system that is not designed to meet their electricity usage needs, they will also be paying for any electricity they use after consuming all the energy from what their solar system generated for their home. It is important to ensure that the system is designed to meet the homeowner’s specific electricity needs. Sol Rising Energy consultants assist with creating an efficient system that matches the actual energy consumption in the home.
Solar Panels Will Damage the Roof
Solar panels will not damage a roof as long as the solar installer is a licensed contractor experienced with solar installation. If the roof is older, weak, or damaged, you will need to replace the roof before installing the solar. If a homeowner’s roof is not in condition for solar, it is possible for them to roll the cost of replacing the roof into the solar loan and get a new roof before installing the panels.