Solar panels have become commonplace on the roofs of homes and businesses in the greater Phoenix area. This certainly makes sense when you consider that we get more than 320 days of sunshine per year. Yet, switching to solar energy isn’t always a simple decision. There are important considerations to weigh before going solar.
Some roofs are more conducive to solar panels and will deliver better returns than others. Those that are north or northwest facing are optimal. You also don’t want the solar system to be shaded by trees or other buildings.
Your Panel Options
Traditional, roof-mounted solar panels are the most common option, but, you may want to consider a ground-mounted system that can be installed anywhere on a property. This is often a good choice if there isn’t sufficient roof space. Panels also come in different levels of efficiency. Higher efficiency panels have a higher upfront cost but offer greater returns.
Your Rebate Eligibility
It’s important to factor in any potential rebates and tax credits that can reduce the total cost of your solar installation. Take the time to review state and federal options, as well as utility company incentives. Your Cool Blew solar expert will also help you gain a better understanding of these savings. The Federal Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit is the largest source of cost savings, providing a 30% credit on qualified expenses. The State of Arizona also offers a $1,000 credit. If you’re considering solar, you may want to act sooner than later. Some of these incentives will be going away within the next two years.
Your Solar Contractor
Not all solar contractors are created equal. It’s a wise decision to choose an installer with the credentials and experience to maximize your return on your investment. Cool Blew is an SRP certified contractor and was named a top ten qualified contractor by APS. Offering top-of-the-line products from leading brands, including GreenSky and SUNPOWER, we can help you start gaining the significant savings of solar.
Call Cool Blew today to schedule a consultation at 623-872-2900.