Lower energy bills, tax credits, and reduced environmental impacts are just a few of the advantages of solar energy. Whether you are installing solar panels to power your home, office, or HOA, Christian Solar will help you design the right size system to optimize your return on investment. And you’ll be helping support sustainable environmental initiatives in your community.
Reduced Energy Bills
One of the most tangible advantages of solar energy is reduced energy costs. This can be particularly significant for properties that utilize air conditioning and large appliances. Many of our clients report a 50% or greater reduction in their energy bills after solar energy installation. Through the net metering process, the energy you generate is returned back to the central grid. Your energy bill will reflect this amount as a credit. Some clients can even generate enough energy to offset the majority of their costs. The initial investment in solar can be large, however the ongoing savings will provide a return on investment in as little as a few years. Your return on investment will depend on the size of your solar energy system, your seasonal and annual energy use, local electricity rates, and total system storage capacity. Our experienced team will help you design a solar energy system that optimizes these factors for a fast return on investment.
Tax Credits & Rebates
Depending on your state and county, you may take advantage of tax credits or rebates after installing solar energy. The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) program can offset the initial costs of purchasing and installing your solar equipment and is available to both residential and commercial property owners. Check the ITC percentage rate as it varies by year and depends on when you will be installing and implementing your solar energy panels. The Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, also known as the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) is a statewide loan that allows property owners to finance solar energy projects through property taxes. In addition, some local municipalities offer solar energy rebates to property owners in California. Depending on your county, you may be eligible for a one-time cash incentive or other tax benefits.
Reduced Air Pollution & Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Solar energy does not rely on fossil fuel production and consequently helps reduce emissions from oil, gas, and coal. These harmful chemicals contribute to climate change and poor air quality. By replacing your energy consumption with solar panels you are limiting your use of fossil fuel-powered energy and helping to reduce carbon emissions. The more properties reduce their reliance on fossil fuels the faster we can help reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. And, the long lifespan of solar panels (20-30 years) helps contribute to reduced construction waste.
Less Water Waste and Water Pollution
Most people don’t know that traditional energy plants, like oil, gas, and coal, require the use of water during the production process. This leads to unnecessary water use and pollution around the country. In areas like Southern California, water is a precious resource; by implementing more solar energy solutions we can help to reduce the use of water within energy generation. In areas of drought or limited access to water, solar panels provide a sustainable alternative to the water-intensive use of fossil fuels and coal.
Reliable Energy Production During Heat Waves
Solar panels are designed to continue working even though high temperatures. This makes them an ideal solution for Southern California. During heat waves traditional energy plants may struggle to keep the network cool; solar panels do not require external cooling and are therefore more stable during these events. As heat waves and extreme climate events occur more frequently, solar energy offers a reliable solution that is not impacted by hot weather. Consequently, one of the advantages of solar energy is a more sustainable, more efficient source for generating power than traditional fossil fuels.
Minimal Impacts on the Land
Solar energy panels are much smaller and more adaptable than large-scale nuclear or fossil fuel energy plants. Because solar energy panels can easily be mounted on the roofs or sides of buildings, one of their advantages is space-efficiency. By mounting solar panels on the roof of your property or home you are utilizing existing space to create green energy and reduce your reliance on fossil fuels.
Customizable System Design
Solar panel technology is extremely versatile and can be used for several applications around the world. At Christian Solar we design solar energy solutions for homes, apartments, warehouses, parking lots, HOAs, offices, and more. No solution is too big or too small! Solar panel energy systems can be built for a variety of different uses and property sizes, and you can scale your solar energy solution to meet your needs over time. Whether you are looking to derive 100% of your power from the sun or utilize solar energy to offset a portion of your energy consumption needs, your solar energy solution can be designed to meet your specific requirements.
Long-Lasting Energy Solutions
One of the advantages of solar energy panels is their durability. In fact, today’s solar panel systems can last for 20-30 years (or more!) with little maintenance. This means that your investment will continue to support your needs for decades after it is paid for. When it is time for an upgrade we offer environmentally-friendly options for disposal. Need help maintaining or updating an existing solar energy system? Call us today for a free estimate.
How to Choose the Best Solar Energy Solution for Your Property
Today’s solar panel solutions are designed for a wide range of needs. With advanced photovoltaic cells, large capacity batteries, and new inverter technology, we can design a solar energy system that supports your current and future energy use. We will also confirm your property size, seasonal energy usage, annual energy usage, and presence of large appliances before confirming the best size solution for your property. Our experienced team will also review your property to confirm the best installation and placement options to optimize your energy generation.
Our goal is to help our clients save money while protecting the environment. At Christian Solar our team of project managers and coordinators can provide information on the latest solar incentives, tax credits and rebates in your area. In addition to providing guidance on incentives, we can also recommend financing options to support your installation costs. Get started today by booking a free estimate with your team.
About Christian Solar
Christian Solar is a locally-owned solar energy company with more than two decades of experience in the industry. As a licensed solar installer, we work with both residential and commercial clients throughout Southern California. Our mission is to help you save money and help save the planet. Our reputation is built on quality, customer service, and superior craftsmanship. Read more about our services or contact our team to learn more about our advanced solar energy solutions.