Keeping your electricity bills down can be difficult, especially as energy costs continue to rise. These rising energy costs have many homeowners looking to alternative sources of energy like solar to power their homes.
Are you watching your electricity bills go up, while your friends and neighbors reduce their bills by switching to renewable solar energy? With solar rapidly rising in popularity here in the Mid-Atlantic region, now is the time to think about how much you can save by going solar.
Solar is on the Rise in Maryland & DC
Some perceive solar as a viable option only in famously warm and sunny areas like Florida and Southern California. However, solar is an excellent green energy solution here in the Mid-Atlantic region. A solar energy system paired with a battery can provide a Maryland or Washington, DC home with electricity 24 hours a day, even when the sun isn’t shining. At those times when the system doesn’t generate all of the energy needed, electricity is simply brought in from the power grid.
Due to recent technology advances, valuable financial incentives, and increasing awareness of the benefits of solar, residential solar energy systems are growing rapidly in popularity throughout Maryland and the DC area.
What You Can Gain by Going Solar
When you consider the 30% federal tax credit for solar, the solar rebates being offered by utility companies, and the many benefits that come with installing a solar energy system on your roof or property, it’s no wonder so many homeowners are making the switch to solar.
With a residential solar system, you can produce most or all of the energy needed to meet your home’s electricity needs. This means you can reduce or even eliminate your electricity bills, for the life of your solar electric system. With most systems lasting an average of 30 to 40 years, that’s decades of savings on your electricity bills. Thanks to these savings, the average homeowner is able to pay off their system in seven to eight years. Plus, installing solar adds an estimated average value of $17,000 to your home.
Aside from financial benefits, there is also the energy independence you gain by going solar. A residential solar electric system decreases your reliance on fossil fuels, reducing your carbon footprint and helping you do your part to protect the environment.
Don’t Miss Out on the Many Benefits of Solar
There truly is no other investment that can offer the unique combination of benefits that solar can. Before the 30% federal tax credit for residential solar drops to 26% in 2020, or eventually goes away in 2022, make sure you consider installing solar on your home to take advantage of these benefits.
Standard Energy Solutions makes going solar simple for Maryland and Washington DC homeowners. We’re here to answer your questions about solar and offer convenient financing options for any budget.