5 Reasons to Install Solar Panels on Your Home
There is no better time to go solar in your California home.
If you have ever wanted to decrease your reliance on the power grid and produce electricity at home, AAA Electrical Services can help you make the transition. Our experienced electricians can handle any electrical project, from repairing ceiling fans to installing solar panels on your Sacramento home.
Before installing solar panels at a home or commercial property in Greater Sacramento, we explain the process in detail, outline the project cost, find the best location for the panels, and help find rebates and tax credits to pay for it.
The Benefits of Going Solar
California is a leader in clean, renewable energy, including solar power. We are blessed with more than the average number of sunny days, making solar systems a good fit. There are plenty of reasons why homeowners are choosing solar power. Here are five to consider:
- Get help paying for solar.
Federal, state, local, and manufacturer financial incentives can make solar power affordable. The 30 percent federal tax credit for solar installation includes the cost of batteries for energy storage, mounting equipment, labor costs, and permit and inspection fees.
Under the Inflation Reduction Act, the 30 percent tax credit is available through 2032. The amount drops to 26 percent in 2033 and 22 percent in 2034. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says the tax credit will cut rooftop solar costs by approximately $7,500 for an average system.
Our solar experts at AAA Electrical Services will help you find other incentives. For example, California offers a property tax incentive. According to the State Board of Equalization, your new solar system will not increase or decrease your property assessment.
When you make significant improvements to your property, like adding a swimming pool or another bathroom, it typically increases your property assessment, and you pay more local taxes.
You do not need to apply for the exclusion. Your local assessor generally grants the exclusion after receiving a copy of your solar system building permit.
- Get off the grid.
Solar panels turn your rooftop into a mini power plant capable of generating electricity. You likely will rely on the power grid for supplemental electricity when the sun is not shining—unless your system includes batteries that can store solar energy for nighttime use or on cloudy days.
You may never completely abandon the grid, but solar storage batteries will allow you to live without utility-supplied power much of the time. The saved sunlight energy will get you through a power outage with lights on and appliances operating.
- Save money on energy bills.
Solar panels can significantly lower energy costs, especially if you have batteries that store solar power. You will not have to scrimp on electrical use during peak times because you harness the sun’s free energy and save some of it for later use.
A rate increase likely will not affect you either. You will not rely on the power grid when you produce electricity at home with solar panels.
- Help the planet.
Solar energy is clean, safe, and renewable. By using solar power, you reduce the amount of harmful greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), that pollute the atmosphere. You reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, healthier world.
- Increase home value.
Many home buyers will pay more for a house with solar panels because they know the system will lower their energy bills and be environmentally friendly. According to Zillow, the real estate website, homes with solar power sell for 4.1 percent more than similar homes without it.
Learn More About Solar Power
Make an investment in your home that benefits you and the environment. Go solar and reap its advantages, from saving on electricity to energy independence. At AAA Electrical Services, we work with customers in Davis, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Fair Oaks, Folsom, Lincoln, Natomas, Rancho Cordova, Rockland, Roseville, Sacramento, Woodland, and Yuba City. Call us at 916-972-7515 or request service online.