By: Mike Gallagher
Myth #1: Solar Is Still Too Expensive
If you've hesitated to go solar because of cost, we have great news: solar has never been cheaper. In fact, you can install a solar power system for no money down. The combination of solar incentives, wide selection of available financing options, and recent reductions in the cost of solar equipment, have made solar the most cost-effective option for millions of people across the country, and more than half a million U.S. residences are already solar powered.
Myth #2: Installing Solar Is A Long, Complicated Process
From the moment you say “go!” with Solar Universe, we take care of everything for you. Prior to installation, we work with you to create the perfect power system one that meets your needs today, and gives you the power you’ll need in the future. We obtain all the necessary permits, coordinate delivery of your solar system, and ensure you receive all available rebates and government incentives. Once the equipment arrives at your home, our highly-trained, professional solar installation team will quickly build your new power system – usually in just 1 or 2 days. Curious to see how we build a solar system? Check out our time lapse video and see how it’s done.
Myth #3: Solar Is Not A Good Idea If I Am Planning A Move
We know most people understand the financial benefits of going solar, but a question we are asked routinely is, what happens when you install a solar power system then move in 3 or 5 or 10 years from now? If you go solar with our “no upfront” monthly energy agreement, it is completely transferable to the new homeowner, just like your existing energy agreement with your current utility provider. The new homeowner will have the same benefits you enjoyed when you owned the home: clean power at a lower price than the utility, plus the peace of mind that the system is covered under warranty. If you chose to invest in solar by prepaying or purchasing your system, the new homeowner won’t be responsible for any monthly energy payments for the solar system. Either way, we've made it easy to go solar now, and sell your solar-powered home later.
Myth #4: Solar Is Only For ‘Environmental’ People
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, as of October 2014, over 600,000 U.S. homes and businesses were powered by solar systems. Solar power has become the mainstream choice for spending less on power. Today, solar systems are being installed at a rate of one every three minutes by smart families who want to save money to use for home improvement projects, vacations, and retirement. And solar is perfect for young families who want to build college funds for their children. Regardless of how you use your savings, going solar is the smart choice. Plus, you get to feel good about doing the right thing.
Myth #5: Owning A Solar System Won’t Improve The Value Of My Home
For years, we've known anecdotally that homes with solar power systems have sold at higher prices, compared to similar homes without solar. Now there’s proof. According to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, owning your solar system increases your home’s resale value by an average of $15,000. In the most comprehensive research project done to date, 22,000 homes in 8 states were studied from 1999 through 2013, and the conclusion was clear: in addition to all savings, purchasing solar now will allow you to sell your home for a premium later.
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