The Benefits of Solar Energy for Homeowners: A Comprehensive Guide

Discover the myriad benefits of switching to solar energy for your home. From substantial financial incentives, including federal tax credits and state-specific rebates, to enhanced energy security amidst grid vulnerabilities, solar power offers a sustainable solution for homeowners. With minimal maintenance requirements and the potential for long-term savings, solar energy stands as a reliable alternative to traditional energy sources. Explore the diverse advantages, from environmental impact to ownership options, and make an informed decision about your energy future. Schedule a discovery call today to uncover the possibilities with our experienced design team.
Benefits of Solar Energy for Homeowners

The Benefits of Solar Energy for Homeowners

For those of you considering the switch to solar energy for your home, there are a wide variety of benefits to consider. When making such an important decision for your energy future, you should be well-informed regarding what you may qualify for. Many homeowners are surprised to find that not everyone qualifies for solar, with only about one in six homes uniquely qualifying. On top of that, there are financial and government incentives to consider for your area.

Financial Benefits of Solar Energy for Homeowners

Starting with the financial benefits, one of the first questions people have is, “How much can I save?” This is a tricky question because it depends on your situation. Yes, homeowners who go solar will have a substantial federal solar tax credit that can decrease the overall cost. It’s better to think of solar as inflation-proof savings. Not everyone sees immediate savings, but over the course of a system’s life, solar does see savings in protection from energy rate hikes. Every home is different, and depending on the differences, cost savings can vary tremendously, which is why a proper solar assessment is a thorough process. Many homeowners also qualify for state and local incentives, including net metering, property tax incentives, and solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) that include additional payments for their home’s solar energy production and can vary from state to state. The best way to see a detailed breakdown of all these numbers is to speak with an experienced solar professional.

Energy Security Benefits of Solar Energy for Homeowners

These days, energy security is a big concern for homeowners. The electric grid in the USA is aging rapidly, and many areas are subject to extreme storms or other events that can knock out services for weeks. Solar provides a great option for securing against these realities. Solar has key benefits over a home generator system. There is little to no maintenance involved with a standard solar system, no moving parts needing lubrication, and no volatile chemicals needing upkeep and storage. A solar system specifically designed with a home battery backup in mind will continue to function quietly day and night through tough or good times. The system will always be working, so a homeowner does not need to choose to turn it on just when the power goes out, which can make sense over an expensive and maintenance-intensive home generator backup.

Additional Benefits of Solar Energy for Homeowners

There are a variety of less commonly cited benefits that can also depend on what kind of system a customer chooses. This includes the discussion of “lease vs. own,” where leased systems have unique benefits and distinctions compared to owned solar systems, foremost being price. Some solar customers found the environmentalist aspect of solar so compelling that they chose it even without seeing savings. It all depends on the person and what they’re looking for.

Book a Discovery Call with Apollo Energy Company Today

When you book a discovery call today with Apollo Energy Company, our experienced design team will explain what system options you qualify for and discuss the many benefits available to you. This includes understanding what local benefits and incentives from your state and local governments you may qualify for, as well as any specific considerations your home solar may uniquely require or benefit you that, might be outside the norm. Book a call today and contact a team with decades of experience in the solar industry.

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