Installing Solar Panels for Your Home is a Great Investment
Did you know that Whittier has been captured in such movies as Back to the Future, Hocus Pocus, Terminator 3, Ali, Father of the Bride 2? If you live or do business in Whittier, you can see why it is such an incredible, magical city. Now with solar energy, Whittier can become even more beautiful.
Whittier is one of the best places for solar energy since homeowners can enjoy an abundance of sunny days per year. As a commuter city in Orange County and one of the largest master-planned communities, there are a large number of homes that could take advantage of the tremendous amount of sunlight Whittier receives. Solar panels can greatly improve your experience living in Whittier because it provides you with another alternative for your energy needs beyond Southern California Edison (SCE). Our relationship with our utility provider is like our internet company, we absolutely need it but there aren't a lot of options to pick from. We are stuck in a contract that seems to constantly be going up.
Solar panels provide you the option of another energy company, at the very least compare your current electricity bill with a solar PPA rate or solar panel purchase.
If you have an average-sized house, you can reduce much of your electricity bill by having a small or a medium-sized solar panel which will return its cost before its warranty is half-up, and save you thousands of dollars in the years after.
Having a solar system in Whittier enables you to lessen down your monthly bill to $18.06 minimum. And any kWh over usage can be carried over for the whole year to be balanced at the end of 12 months. Any additional kWh left at the true-up period is paid for at what Southern California Edison calls the "Net Surplus Compensation" rate. Since its inception in 2016, that rate has floated around $.07/kWh. So it requires you to size your system not to exceed your needs by much.
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Solar energy and battery backup make sense in Whittier
The price of electricity in Whittier continues to steadily rise every year. Therefore, using solar panels that can capture sunlight and can generate its power directly from the sun can help you save you money. With a solar power energy system, you can avoid the frequent price increase associated with fossil fuels. Plus, if your solar panels generate a surplus, you can sell those back to Southern California Edison as credits and even end up with a positive true-up bill.
Installing solar panels can increase the value of your property. For most homeowners who go solar, the primary concern going solar is what happens when you are looking to sell your house, and there's a big possibility that you are able to sell your home at a higher sale price. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, property values will increase $20 for every $1 of utility savings per year. With a 5 kWh unit installed on your home in Whittier, you could easily increase the value of your home by at least $20,000.
Environmental Benefits for Whittier When Going Solar
Using solar power instead of typical forms of energy lessens the amount of carbon and other pollutants that are released into the environment — reducing the amount of carbon that it releases in our atmosphere. Solar can convert sunlight into savings. It can reduce the amount of carbon emissions generated into the environment and can have a positive impact on mother nature.
When fossil fuels are burned to generate electricity, they release harmful gases like carbon monoxide. These harmful gases are the leading cause of air pollution and climate change. Fossil fuels are harmful to the environment, but more importantly, they are a finite resource. Due to this, the price of fossil fuels fluctuates dramatically and can double the price in a short period of time.
Homes and business in Whittier can see significant cost savings by replacing their more expensive electricity bill for a smaller payment. As well as help save the environment with Forme Solar. Imagine if Southern California Edison offered you a 20 year 30% discount on your home's electricity bill, would you take it? Going solar is the best way to save money on your monthly energy bills.
Protect your home from blackouts with solar + batteryWhen you add a battery storage to your solar energy system, you can store excess solar electricity produced by your solar panels for use in the evening when the sun goes down. The software that comes with battery storage automatically determines whether to store the extra energy or export it to the grid to your overall cost savings. Battery Storage can also provide back-up power for both homes and businesses during a time of a blackout. With the increasing number of power outages due to the added voluntary outages to prevent against fires, it has never made more sense to add a solar battery solution to your home or business. We’ve seen that for 2/3 of our customers, they would be okay with a 20Kwh a day battery backup solution. Not only will it provide protection from the grid, you will be able to shave off all of your peak rate times. Installing solar panels becomes a way for you to earn a nice tax credit, plus a clean way to charge your battery. Both businesses and homeowners may qualify for a state funded, Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) to provide an incentive to install a solar battery solution.
Your solar energy system is built to last for years, but the roof that your solar panels are placed on may not be. A lot of Whittier homeowners who went solar on a roof that didn't have much life on it incurred a high cost when they had to do a roof repair or replacement. During a roof repair, your solar panels will be removed to do the roof, and then reinstalled. This could add additional costs, that won't be covered by the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Therefore, it is important to ensure that your home's roof in Whittier is ready for solar, and won't need to be replaced in the next 5-10 years. The best part is, Forme Solar Electric can take care of everything from roofing repair to solar repair and maintenance in Whittier.
We will ensure that your roof is built and repaired for installing a solar panel system on your home.
Our roof installations come with all of the guarantees associated with being an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor for their materials. Which should buy you some peace-of-mind since they offer one of the best warranties in the industry!
Safely Removing Solar Panels and Roof Repair
Going solar means a significant financial commitment. So before going solar, most homeowners typically repair their roofs since their solar energy system can last for 20+ years. But unexpected issues can arise that cause damage to your roof that force it to require repair or replacement. If you have a solar energy system on your roof, it is important to safely remove the panels before any roof work starts. Working with a qualified solar removal company can ensure that once the job is complete, the solar panels will be properly reinstalled and activated.
Your solar panel system will most likely last longer than your roof. Not only can we do your roofing, we can removing and reinstalling your solar panel system as well. Your solar energy system is a complicated machine, ensure it is properly removed and activated.
The Federal Solar Tax Credit, officially known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a credit equal to 30% of the total qualified system costs of installing a solar panel system. The total amount of the solar tax credit can be calculated with great ease. The amount of the federal tax credit is computed by taking thirty (30) percent of the solar system installation cost. For instance, if your solar energy system costs $25,000 and is installed in 2019, your tax credit would be $25,000 x 30%= $7,000.
Please keep in mind that the federal solar tax credit is nonrefundable and is only possible for the owner of the solar energy system. Therefore, homeowners that have a solar panel system through a Solar Lease or Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) are not eligible for the solar ITC.
Local Whittier Solar Panel Experts
"Our mission is to educate individuals about the benefits solar energy systems and significantly increase the speed of solar and battery adoption." - Leanne Kim (CEO of Forme Solar)
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Whittier, California is a great place to go solar, and the movement towards solar there keeps getting greater. Because of solar power, Orange County is becoming an even better place to live, and raise a family. If you have been planning about going solar, but have not looked into it further don't hesitate and contact us! Our Forme Solar Electric reps will be happy to assist you by answering any questions that you may have about solar. Best of all, we would be happy to show you how much you can save and potentially even earn by going solar. Having solar panels installed on your home in Whittier has never been easier, and more cost affordable.
As the #1 home solar installation company headquartered in Orange County, Forme Solar Electric delivers exceptional service to customers and ensure our solar installations and service are top-of-the-line. At Forme Solar Electric, we geek out on craftsmanship, which is at the heart of each solar panel installation. With excellence being the passing, grade we ensure that we produce a great experience for all of our customers who go solar.
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