Many people believe that solar systems are extremely expensive and out of reach, but this is actually a common misconception. With the current power company eRebates (currently up to $1900/kw for SDG&E customers) and the 30% federal tax credits available, at least half of the system's cost can be covered by these incentives and it will pay for itself in 5 to 7 years. Since most panels are under warranty for 25 years, you can expect this return on your investment for at least that long.
While it's evident that the financial benefits of going solar are very appealing, there is no denying that the most important reason to go solar is to do your part in helping the environment. By producing electricity with the power of the sun, you can reduce CO2 emissions by 10,000 pounds per year (with a 3 kilowatt system). That is compared to coal burning electrical power plants.
With a solar lease or power purchase agreement (PPA), you don't have to pay the high upfront cost of panels, equipment, and installation. Instead of paying for a solar system, you pay a fixed monthly amount to lease solar panels and use the electricity they generate. It's easy, affordable, and the way most homeowners are going solar.
"My old electric bill was over $480.00 per month, it's now around $60.00 a month! My initial system was installed incorrectly, allowing shade on the panels and leaks in my roof when it rained. That's why I started Alderete Solar. We have the experience and skill to guarantee future happiness and performance! Plus, we can offer you tax credits/incentives!"
Ray Alderete – Owner/President