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Why you need to go solar especially if you live in California

Why you need to go solar especially if you live in California

If you are a homeowner, have a business or church in California and you haven’t gone solar yet you are really missing out.

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” –Abraham Lincoln

You can sit around and keep paying PG&E’s high rates for electricity and continue to pay more over time as rates steadily increase, or you can harvest the renewable energy of the sun and find yourself not only saving money but earning it over time in the amount you save by being energy independent.

According to an LA Times investigation:

“Although California uses 2.6% less electricity annually from the power grid now than in 2008, residential and business customers together pay $6.8 billion more for power than they did then.”

“Californians are already paying prices 50% higher when compared to the rest of the country, and our costs are set to continue increasing.”

California has actually had an overabundance of energy and has paid Arizona to take our excess power to avoid overloading the electricity grid, which can cause blackouts.

If there is an abundance of electricity, why are Californian’s rates continually increasing?

In a short answer, power plants are still in operation and the ratepayers are the ones footing the bill for the costs associated with running and maintaining the plants.

Being able to rely on your own electricity source is much better than being at the mercy of a utility company set on making a profit from ratepayers.

In addition to breaking out of PG&E’s chains, here are some other great reasons you really need to go solar:

Return on Investment

  • Most people pay off their system in 6-8 years with the money they save on electricity.
  • Receive free electricity for the remainder of your system’s 25-plus year life span.
  • The federal investment tax credit (ITC) allows you to apply 30 percent of the cost of your solar PV system as a tax credit to your income tax bill. Interest on solar panel systems financed with a solar loan may also be tax deductible.
  • Studies have shown that solar panel installation can dramatically increase the value of your home.

Reduce your carbon footprint

  • According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average household emits approximately 20 metric tons of carbon pollution each year. By installing a solar power system, a typical two-person household reduces its carbon emissions by three to four tons annually.

Some other great reasons to go solar

  • Solar power systems are extremely resilient and require little to no maintenance.
  • Solar panels come with a wide range of warranties for damage and performance.
  • Solar panels even work on cloudy days. Cloudy days usually produce around 10% to 20% of the amount produced on sunny days.
  • Some utility providers will pay you for the electricity you generate.

While it may seem like a big purchase and project, going solar is definitely worth any work involved. Luckily, Right Now Air & Solar makes going solar seamless for your comfort and convenience. Learn more about our solar power and make an appointment for a free estimate today.