GO SOLAR & SAVE MONEY
Homeowners who go solar with Zenernet stand to save tens of thousands of dollars or more on energy over the lifetime of their system. Often, homeowners can go solar with zero money down and start saving money right away.
Most homeowners are very familiar with the idea of comparison shopping. With nearly everything we buy – groceries, mobile phones, home and auto insurance, and more – we do our research and weigh the value of certain products and services with their costs.
Home energy has long presented a gap in homeowners’ ability to comparison shop. In most cases, homeowners simply have to connect with the utility that services their area and pay the rate that utility assigns.
With Zenernet, homeowners have the ability to comparison shop their utility. Going solar can save you money on energy, allow you to use more without fearing dramatic bill spikes, and protect you from arbitrary rate increases.
BUILD SERIOUS ROI
Solar is a stable, predictable investment that will build value for years to come. Make a bet on the sun coming up every morning – if it doesn’t work out, we’ve got bigger problems on our hands.
Investing in solar carries benefits aside from the money you’ll keep in your pocket and out of the hands of your utility. Going solar gives you a valuable asset that increases the value of your home and can help it sell faster.
According to a recent Zillow study, homes with solar installed gain about 4.1% in value. At the median American home value of $226,000, that’s a premium of more than $9,000. In many areas of the country, this increase in home value is even more dramatic, and as the cost of power continues to climb, home buyers will pay even higher premiums for homes with solar already installed.
After factoring in incentives like the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), most homeowners can expect at least to recoup their solar investment upon the sale of their home.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF INCENTIVES
You could be eligible for great incentives to go solar, including the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit, which puts 26% of the value of a new solar system back in the homeowner’s pockets.
There are a number of incentive programs available to homeowners who go solar in 2020. These incentives are managed at the federal, state, and local levels.
One of the most valuable and well-known solar incentives is the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit, which offers homeowners a tax credit worth 26 percent of the value of a solar system installed in 2020. If the amount of the tax credit exceeds a homeowner’s tax liability for the year, the excess value can be rolled over for up to 5 years.
Earn a federal tax credit worth 26 percent of the value of the system when you go solar in 2020. This program steps down at the end of each calendar year before expiring on Dec. 31, 2021.
Homeowners in some states can participate in SREC programs and earn credits based on the production of their system, which can then be sold on a secondary market for cash.
Many other solar incentives are offered at the state and local level – your city or municipality may offer incentives to go solar. Our expert energy consultants can help you find incentive programs you’re eligible for.
Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) are additional incentives available in many states and utilities. For homeowners in eligible areas, SRECs offer an additional financial incentive beyond savings generated by solar energy production and the ITC. Homeowners are awarded SRECs based on the amount of energy produced by their system, and can then sell those credits on an exchange for a cash payment.
SRECs are a way for utility companies to comply with requirements to generate a certain amount of renewable energy. States with SREC programs include Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Many states, municipalities, and utilities offer additional incentives for homeowners who go solar. These incentives typically come in the form of tax credits, rebates, or production-based credits or cash payments.
DEcLARE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
Energy powers our lives. Make yours more comfortable, efficient, and affordable by going solar, and break free from the whims of your utility company.
One of the primary reasons to gain energy independence is to enjoy more of the comforts of modern electricity, guilt-free and worry-free. Many homeowners know what it’s like to swelter through the summer, hesitant to turn the thermostat down a few more ticks to a comfortable level for fear of an eye-popping bill at the end of the month.
Going solar is a great way to lift the burden of energy budgeting from your shoulders. You’ll get a better deal on energy, allowing you to use more of it for a similar or lower cost. This means a more comfortable lifestyle without the increased bills you’d expect by going through the utility.
Utilities generate the vast majority of the power they produce centrally – the power is generated at a plant far away from the homes it powers, and is carried to homes through a complex system of power lines and transformers. This makes utility power susceptible to outages, both planned and unplanned.
Many utilities in the United States have struggled financially in recent years, and have become increasingly unreliable in terms of delivering power to homeowners. Blackouts and planned outages have become a common nuisance in many areas of the country.
Going solar is a major step in reducing reliance on utilities. Especially when coupled with add-ons like batteries and generators, solar installations can give you immunity to the problems inherent to centrally-generated grid systems. If you live in an area where grid outages and blackouts are a concern, it’s well worth a conversation with one of our expert energy consultants to evaluate how solar can help alleviate that concern.
If you’re conscious of your environmental impact, there are few better ways to make your lifestyle more green than by going solar. Every homeowner that goes solar has a dramatic impact on our journey to a more sustainable future.
The benefits of going solar are undeniable even for homeowners who are indifferent to environmental concerns – but for those who want to make a difference, while reaping those same financial benefits, home solar is a no-brainer.
ZENERNET IS MAKING SOLAR SMARTER
Going solar is the perfect opportunity to embrace smart home technology. Make your life run smoother and get even more value from your solar investment with smart home add-ons.
Homeowners love our easy-to-use monitoring portals that show real-time and long-term solar production stats on any device. But solar monitoring is just scratching the surface.
Zenernet offers additional smart home accessories that will help you take control of your home energy use, getting even more value from your solar investment. Interested in monitoring energy consumption down to individual devices? What about programming your thermostat to keep your home at peak comfort levels based on time of day? Zenernet can help you achieve those ends and more.
Our expert energy consultants are standing by, ready to answer your questions and help you understand the details of going solar.
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