Financing solar panels is best for immediate savings
There’s no such thing as “free solar panels”. But in New Jersey, eligible homeowners can have solar panels installed on their roof for zero dollars out of pocket. In reality, you are financing the solar panels, a process that allows you to start receiving the advantages of solar energy immediately as you pay a fixed monthly lease or loan payment.
Net metering in NJ helps homeowners realize the benefits of solar panels
Solar systems in NJ are tied to a grid through a system called net metering. Energy that you generate but do not use feeds back into the grid. In New Jersey, you are protected by net metering laws, which ensure that you realize benefits from the exchange. Every time energy is fed back to the grid, you receive a credit on your electric bill.
You don’t necessarily need 100% sunlight to install solar on your home
Enhanced technology, such as micro-inverters provide additional benefits. Unlike string inverters, where each panel operates at a max rating equivalent to the poorest performer, micro-inverters are installed on each individual panel in a solar energy system. One of the major benefits of micro-inverters is that they prevent performance issues if one or more of your solar panels are shaded. Because the electricity conversion takes place at each panel, there is no “disruption” when one panel’s production decreases. Micro-inverters also allow you to monitor the performance of individual solar panels.
You and your home are protected
Homeowners that choose to finance and enter a solar service agreement receive a comprehensive warranty and insurance package. This covers maintenance and repairs to the system throughout the life of the agreement. There are also options that include production guarantees. We work closely with our network of local partners to ensure the convenient, efficient installation of your customized solar system. Once it is installed, we monitor your system 24/7.
Solar power is an easy, efficient and environmentally conscious choice
Carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — reached a significant symbolic milestone in our atmosphere in late September 2016. For the first time, daily and weekly values of carbon dioxide in our planet’s atmosphere have remained above 400 parts per million. Approximately 67% of electricity in the U.S. is generated by burning fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are the leading cause of climate change. Generating electric power causes over 1/3 of all emissions in the United States. Switching to solar energy is a great way to combat global warming. Reducing the electricity we draw from the grid means reducing carbon emissions, creating cleaner air and a more sustainable future.
Solar panels can increase the value of your home
Research sponsored by the U.S. Department of energy shows that buyers are willing to pay more for homes with rooftop solar panels. The study, examined sales data for almost 23,000 homes in eight states from 2002 to 2013. About 4,000 of the homes had solar photovoltaic systems. The data shows that buyers are willing to pay a premium of $15,000 for a home with the average-size solar photovoltaic system, compared with a similar home without one.
Solar energy savings maximize compound interest
With guaranteed savings and locked in rates – solar and green technology is a smart investment and a great way to maximize compound interest. See the below slides to see a sample comparison showing how additional monthly contributions from energy savings substantially increase returns.