We know that adding solar panels is a significant investment, so we’ve compiled some frequently asked questions to help you feel better about your investment!
1. What are the financial benefits of solar energy?
When installing a solar energy system, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar system, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live. On average solar typically saves between $100K and $200K over a 30 year period.
2. How does solar impact your property values?
Homes with solar energy systems typically sell for more than homes without. In most parts of the country, going solar will increase your property value more than a kitchen renovation.
3. Do I need to replace my roof before installing solar?
Solar energy systems typically last for 25 to 35 years, and removing and reinstalling them can be costly if you need to replace your roof. If your roof needs maintenance within the next 10 or so years, you should complete it before you finish your solar installation.