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4 Questions to Ask Before Installing Solar Panels

[vc_row row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="3" top_padding="3" bottom_padding="3" back_color="color-xsdn" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" column_width_percent="100" shift_y="0" z_index="0"][vc_column column_width_percent="100" gutter_size="3" style="light" overlay_alpha="50" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0"][vc_column_text]Here in the wine country of Sonoma County, we are faced with a growing wildfire season and people are looking for ways to get off the grid and keep their lights on during outages. Solar panels are an eco-conscious choice that helps save the environment and lessen your dependence on traditional electricity.

It is estimated that around 81 percent of the total energy consumed in the U.S. comes from fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal. If you want to contribute to sustainability, you need to decrease your dependency on energy produced by burning fossil fuels. You can achieve this objective by installing a solar panel.

A solar panel harnesses the sun’s energy, which is free and abundant. Your solar panel will not just benefit the environment, but also keep your pocket happy and enable you to keep the power on during planned and unplanned power outages.

Installing a solar panel is a major decision. In addition to committing upfront funds, you may also have to make changes to your property. Before you hire a solar company near you for solar panel installation, remember to seek answers to these questions.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text_font="font-728346" text_size="h5" text_weight="600"]What is the Condition of Your Roof?[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1602269717504{margin-top: 8px !important;}"]Your solar panel will increase the amount of weight on your roof. If your roof’s structural integrity is compromised, address the problem before starting your solar panel installation project. If your roof is damaged or is nearing the end of its service life, repair or replace it.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text_font="font-728346" text_size="h5" text_weight="600"]Is Your Home Energy Efficient?[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1602269670585{margin-top: 8px !important;}"]If you live in an old home with inadequate insulation or you use an old HVAC, consider making energy-efficient improvements before installing solar panels. Hire a professional to seal leaks around windows and doors. Insulate tanks and pipes. These renovations will improve your home’s energy efficiency, allowing you to opt for a smaller system.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text_font="font-728346" text_size="h5" text_weight="600"]What is the Shape and Type of Your Roof?[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1602269634721{margin-top: 8px !important;}"]Roofs come in different shapes, including curved, pyramid or hip, and flat. These roof types have varying degrees of pitch, which can impact the panel’s exposure to the sun. Before starting your solar panel installation project, evaluate your roof’s surface to ensure it has sufficient space to accommodate your solar panels.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text_font="font-728346" text_size="h5" text_weight="600"]What Warranties Does Your Solar Panel Manufacturer Offer?[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1602269599410{margin-top: 8px !important;}"]Most warranties guarantee that the solar panels will generate 80 percent of the rated power after two decades of use. If you can find a manufacturer that offers comprehensive warranties that cover all parts and labor, take advantage! Ask your manufacturer what happens to your warranty if they go out of business or are acquired by some other company.

Summit Technology Group is a solar company near you that can help you answer these questions. We will evaluate your home or building and surrounding property. We also work with manufacturers on warranties and rebates.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text text_lead="yes"]Are you looking for a solar company near you with a proven track record of success? Look no further than Summit Technology Group. For us, credibility, honesty, and dedication are more than just buzzwords. These are the three cornerstones of our business. To schedule an appointment, call us at 707-542-4773.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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2019 California Solar Credits and Incentives

[vc_row row_height_percent="0" override_padding="yes" h_padding="3" top_padding="3" bottom_padding="3" back_color="color-xsdn" overlay_alpha="50" gutter_size="3" column_width_percent="100" shift_y="0" z_index="0"][vc_column column_width_percent="100" gutter_size="3" style="light" overlay_alpha="50" shift_x="0" shift_y="0" shift_y_down="0" z_index="0" medium_width="0" mobile_width="0"][vc_column_text]In case you were wondering when is the right time to contact one of the solar companies in Santa Rosa, 2019 is the year for that perfect solar transition. This is especially true if you are a resident of California, since the government has been undertaking willful initiatives for implementing maximum solar electricity units before the next decade counts in.

For bringing the US Government’s vision to fruition, the ITC (Investment Tax Credit) has brought into implementation, a flat 30% credit on your total purchase and installation cost of domestic and commercial solar electricity units and systems.

And guess what, this offer would be valid till 2020, after which the rate will fall down to 26%.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text_font="font-728346" text_size="h5" text_weight="600"]Offerings of the Federal Government[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1602272920760{margin-top: 24px !important;}"]

Avail 30% CREDIT in 2019As per the official documents released by the federal government, those solar PV systems that were brought into service before December 31st, 2019 are to be considered eligible for the above-mentioned 30% tax credit.

Please bear in mind that whenever you put your solar PV systems into service after December 31, 2019 or after January 1st, 2020 through December 31st2020, the tax credit amount will be 26%. This clearly shows how much profit you can claim if you introduce solar panels before the mentioned dates.

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Hurry Up for Exclusive Solar Incentives!As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm. Similarly, in the form of domestic solar projects, you need to take advantage of the current situation in the solar marketplace.
Now is the time to transform the way you consume electricity. With solar panels and the entire electricity-producing unit being placed at your place, you can certainly wait for magic when it comes to your monthly electricity bills.

It is a given that solar-powered electricity is unlikely to become expensive. Nevertheless, the initiatives of our government clearly show that there will be a massive difference in the solar tax you require paying post-2020.

So, act early and adapt to the changing environment. Install solar, and live a stress-free life with an exchange for a fair credit.

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