There are many advantages to solar power, but here we break down the top 6 reasons to seriously consider switching to solar energy now:
1. Up to 70% of your solar panel system can be paid for with incentives:
Substantial incentives are available for solar energy systems in Illinois. There is an available federal tax credit of 30% in all states. When combining state and federal credit and incentives, several Illinois customers have covered up to 70% of their system’s cost. This makes solar a very affordable option. Read more on our solar incentives page.
2. You can avoid rising energy costs:
With solar panels, you can generate electricity and reduce reliance on traditional energy sources. This means you won’t be affected by the price hikes and shortages of conventional energy sources. You can’t stop prices from increasing, but you can plan by going solar.
3. Your home value will increase without raising your property tax:
Adding solar panels to your home will increase its value without raising your property tax, as solar installations are exempt from property tax in Illinois and Wisconsin. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of solar energy and increase the resale value of your home, making it an attractive option for homeowners looking to improve their property’s value.
4. Start saving the day your system is turned on:
Once your solar energy system is installed and turned on, you can generate electricity immediately. The energy produced by your solar panels will be free, reducing your reliance on grid electricity.
5. You will save money for the next 30 years plus:
With a lifespan of 30 years or more (and a 25-year warranty), solar panels will continue to produce energy for a long time. Solar energy can save you money on energy bills for many years, making it a wise long-term investment.
6. The Illinois Net Metering program is the best you can get in the country:
The Illinois Net Metering program allows you to earn credits on your utility bill for the excess energy your solar panels generate and send back to the grid, allowing you to save even more money. The Illinois program credits you back at an equal rate, meaning a kilowatt-hour exported equals a kilowatt-hour credited.
There are numerous advantages to switching to solar power, making it a wise long-term investment for homeowners. These include saving money, increasing your home value, and promoting the use of renewable energy. Ready to get your free quote? It’s easy to request one here on our website.