There has never been a better time for solar! Federal, state, and local incentives are pushing costs down even further. Currently, homeowners may qualify for a 26% federal tax credit. For example, if you purchase a home solar system that costs $20,000, you will pay $20,000 upfront and then receive a federal income tax credit (FITC) of $5,200 (26% of the original cost.)
Utility companies will continue to increase electric rates. Over time, fossil fuels will continue to be limited, further driving the costs up.
Helping to create a better world for future generations is part of our vision. Unlike traditional energy sources, when you go solar you are not emitting harmful greenhouse gases, polluting groundwater or depleting any natural resources. Global climate change is a growing concern. Solar power reduces reliance on fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas. According to some experts, when fossil fuels are used to create electricity, they produce harmful gas emissions that affect the safety of the air, water and soil. Burning fossil fuels releases extra carbon dioxide into the atmosphere resulting in global temperature changes. These changes affect sea levels and climate patterns, wreaking havoc on economies and ecosystems around the world. Other gases produced from burning fossil fuels combine with chemicals in the atmosphere resulting in harmful side effects, such as acid rain and smog, that damage infrastructure, the environment and the human body. In addition to harmful side effects, fossil fuels are a nonrenewable resource.