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Why would anyone go Solar? The pros and cons

We receive the question of “Why install solar panels?” every day. Let’s make a quick list of all the common reasons to do it or to abstain for both homeowners and business owner:

  • Save on your electric bill
  • Take advantage of the current Tax Credits
  • Create a passive income. This can be a significant income, depending on which State you have your property
  • Increase the value of your home or business
  • Become more energy independent
  • Avoid price fluctuation from the utility provider, because solar has a fixed price and utility rates go up over time
  • Create U.S. based jobs (engineering, installation, high-tech design and manufacturing, software development etc)
  • Reduce your carbon emissions
  • Strengthen the local economy as local businesses work and trade with each other
  • Show your customer or neighbors that you are ahead of the curve and responsible

Why you shouldn’t go solar:

  • You have trees that create shading. We won’t cut down trees to place solar panels
  • Your roof needs repair before putting solar panels on it (although we can repair it before putting solar panels)
  • You will sell your property in the next 3 years. Average payback time is 3.5 years in Washington DC
  • The high-tech looking panels don’t look good on your property
  • You think the savings of thousands of dollars and for larger projects of hundreds of thousands of dollars is not worth your time
  • Worried about how it will all work, although we provide 10 years of warranty on all labor and 20 years on products, so there is nothing to worry about.
  • Worried about the additional maintenance cost. The electric savings and passive income offset this.

We quantify these benefits for your business or home. Contact us to hear the specifics.

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