Is it Time to Go Solar?

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If you own a home that has a roof or yard space that gets several hours of sun exposure most days, then it could be time to go solar. By installing solar panels, you can cut back on the amount of power you need to purchase from your power utility company. A solar installation professional will be able to help you evaluate your power needs and decide how many solar panels will be appropriate for your home. You don’t need to depend completely on your solar power system, but can use it to replace some of the power you currently purchase from the energy grid.

Many areas provide tax breaks, rebates and other financial incentives for homeowners who install solar power systems. You can research the incentives online and also find recommendations for qualified solar installation professionals. Your solar power system installer should be able to advise you on local permits and connecting to the utility grid. Solar panels only take a few days to install. Before you know it, you’ll be helping your wallet and doing your part for the environment.

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Date: Thursday, October 08th, 2009
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    […] Examples of qualifying improvements include new windows, doors, non-solar water heaters, insulation, and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). The biggest credits are for sustainable energy equipment, including small wind turbines, geothermal heat pumps and solar energy systems. For these improvements, there is no cap on the 30% credit for costs. The sustainable energy credit applies to new and existing homes and to new home construction, and will be in effect until 2016. To find out more about solar energy for the home, see this earlier post. […]

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