Residential solar installations reached a record high of 712 megawatts in the third quarter of 2019 while overall solar photovoltaics installations reached 2.6 gigawatts in the U.S. during that period, according to a report from U.S. Solar Market Insight – Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). That brings the total U.S. solar capacity to 71.3 gigawatts.
Clearly, there are people who believe the time is ripe for ‘going solar.’ No doubt, some of these people are among your neighbors.
The attraction of installing a solar energy system on your home or office is obvious; you’ll save on energy costs while reducing your dependency on the umbilical cord with Big Energy providers. The additional benefit is the sense that, while garnering personal economic benefits, you’re sharing ecological benefits.
Some of the financial benefits are available when you make the decision to install a solar energy system on your home or office. There are state and federal tax incentives grants designed to inspire more and more people to ‘go solar.’
Solar incentives can cover 40- to 70-percent of the cost of installations. With Solar Renewable Energy Credits, you even have the opportunity to earn credits for electricity based on solar energy your panels create but that you don’t use.
The point is that this information isn’t lost on others who have made the leap to ‘solar.’ The same benefits are also available to you.