Energy efficiency and sustainability has become a hot topic. As homeowners and business owners in Delaware look for a better option than their current source of electricity, solar energy often comes up as an option. Custom solar installations provide a ton of benefits, but it’s also important to manage expectations so you can decide if such a system is right for you. Here’s a look at what a custom solar energy system can and can’t do.
What custom solar installations can do
Solar energy systems give you access to renewable energy
With a solar energy system, you are making use of a renewable energy source. Unlike other popular energy sources, we won’t run out of solar energy.
Solar energy systems can save you money
Solar panel systems are efficient energy sources, helping you to use less energy and spend less money on your energy bill. Additionally, electricity rates from your utility company can fluctuate and typically increase overtime, resulting in you paying more. With a solar energy system, you’re able to use less of their energy and save more money.
Solar energy systems come with incentives.
In addition to saving money on your electric bill, custom solar installations allow you to take advantage of a federal tax credit. This credit allows you to deduct a percent of your system’s installation costs from your federal taxes. Many utility companies in the state of Delaware will also offer you a rebate for having a solar energy system in place. Solar Renewable Energy Certificates and net metering are additional incentives you can benefit from.
Solar energy systems can meet your unique needs
Custom systems can be designed to meet your specific needs. For example, a home will likely have different needs than a large commercial facility. A custom system can be designed to have the number of panels that’s right for your property, can be mounted to the roof or ground, and can even be installed on-site or off-site.
What custom solar installations can’t do
Solar energy systems won’t provide an immediate return on investment
You will see a return on your investment by having a custom solar energy system installed, however you won’t see it immediately. You’ll likely be able to recoup the money you spent on your solar installation within the span of five years. If you’re willing to give it the time, you will be able to enjoy an ROI on your system.
Solar energy systems won’t let you immediately go off the grid
If you were planning on having a solar energy system installed and immediately going off the grid, understand that that likely won’t be the case. While your system will decrease your spending on energy, you will still want to have access to electricity from your local energy company for times when your solar panel system isn’t able to capture a sufficient amount of energy. An alternative to this is purchasing a solar energy system with a backup battery, however that can be expensive and typically unnecessary for the average homeowner.
About Star Enrg
Star Enrg offers solar energy solutions using the latest technology and custom designs. We offer a wide range of services, including designing and installing custom solar energy systems, upgrading existing solar energy systems to increase their power and efficiency, and servicing solar energy systems that are under warranty. Whether you’re a Delaware homeowner or business owner, we’re here to help you attain the right solar energy system for your energy needs. Interested in having a custom solar energy system installed? Contact us today to learn more.