You own your home, why not own your energy?
By generating your own energy, rather than paying a utility company not only do you save but can also generate additional credit from those same utility companies you used to pay. Any surplus solar energy your system produces generates credits to your account, since Utilities companies are required by law to purchase any solar power surplus your system produces. When your meter spins backwards its money in your pocket. The cost of a solar power system is a fraction of what you will pay the utility over the years. Currently, you are throwing money away by sending the utility a check month after month, year after year. Each year, each season, utility rates increase. Stop the cycle. Install a solar power system and free yourself from electricity bills. Turn your electricity into an asset, rather than a liability.
Solar Power systems are eligible for rebate checks from the California Solar Initiative. Rebates from the CSI program cover about 15% of the cost of your system (To learn more about rebates, click here). So capture state rebates before they are gone. According to the Appraisal Journal, any improvement to a home that saves money on electricity expenditures increases property value by a ratio of 20:1. This means every dollar saved on electricity expenditures on an annual basis increases your property value by $20. So, if you save $1000 a year on electricity expenditures with your solar power system, your property value will increase by $20,000. Sound too good to be true? Well, think of it like this: You have the option of purchasing two homes, one that has no electric bill or one that will cost thousands per year to live in. The choice is simple. Also, according to the State Law, any increase in property value due to your solar power system is exempt from property taxes. You can’t lose with solar power.