Thinking Of Going Solar? Read This First

Switching your home’s power source from traditional energy to solar can be a financially savvy decision. But you may not realize just how beneficial going solar can truly be.

From federal rebates and incentives, to solar tax credits, there truly has never been a better time to make the switch to solar. There are many options out there allowing homeowners to install solar panels for as little as zero down, and most homeowners see their energy bill cut in half if not more almost immediately.

Virginia Homeowners in specific zip codes are eligible for special solar programs, rebates and incentives. Click here to check if your home is eligible »

The Many Advantages of Solar Panels

Lower Your Electric Bill

Many Virginia homeowners see substantial reductions in their utility bill immediately following the installation of their solar system, and it’s even possible to sell the excess energy you generate back to the utility company. Energybillcruncher makes it easy for homeowners to see the benefits of solar panels by showing them exactly what rebates and incentives they qualify for. Homeowners can see how much they can save by going solar by using this free monthly bill calculator.

Increase Your Property Value

Studies show that each dollar saved per month in your electric bill can raise your property value by roughly $20*. While the exact numbers vary slightly from property to property, homeowners can expect an average increase in resale value of $5,911 for each kilowatt (kW) of solar installed. Your free solar quote can end up making you thousands.

Environmental Benefits

Clean, renewable energy is the way of the future, and solar panels are at the forefront. By going solar, homeowners are accessing the natural, green power of the sun. Nothing is burned, with CO2 emissions dropping to 3-5% of what they would be with traditional fossil energy sources*. Reduce your carbon footprint, and save the planet while saving your wallet.

Protect Yourself Against Rate Hikes

Virginia Utility rates are unstable, and they’re unpredictable. No matter how careful you are about unplugging devices and turning off the lights and AC when you leave your home, energy costs just seem to increase. And that’s because they are actually increasing. But you can protect yourself from these rate hikes - by going solar. Embrace energy independence by creating your own renewable, clean electricity to power your home. You’ll lock in a low rate and cut your energy bill down in a major way, right away by going solar.

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  • Values according to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Study & The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)