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3 Reasons It’s Time to Buy Solar Panels

by Kelly Anderson, on Dec 12, 2019 1:26:58 PM

Let the sun power your Springfield, IL property

Fossil fuels are so passé. Inefficient, non-renewable energy sources are becoming less and less popular. And thanks to a push by Illinois and the federal government, homeowners reap the benefits of solar energy. If you're looking for a reason to buy solar panels, look no further. We’ve got three great ones lined up to help you make the smart, easy decision to upgrade with solar energy. Ready to learn more? Keep reading.

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They’re Affordable

Purchasing solar panels may seem like a significant investment, but thanks to various incentives from the state of Illinois and the federal government, you may be able to effectively lower your monthly energy bill with a system.

SRECs, net-metering, and the ITC are just some of the ways the state and federal governments help you go solar. With a purchased system that produces 100 percent solar power, you’ll likely save a lot of money over the lifetime of your system when compared to paying the electric company.

They’re Better for the Environment

There are a lot of complex factors that go into producing solar panels. Still, overall renewable sources of energy are much better for the environment than fossil fuels and other traditional sources.

Plus, thanks to net-metering, you won’t have to worry about relying on the utility at nighttime. That’s the energy you get when you run your electronic systems during peak hours. When the local grid is overworked, you can rely on clean energy that you’ve helped produce for the city. And you’ll even get credit for the excess energy your system naturally generates.

They’ll Raise Your Home Value

According to a national study by Zillow, adding solar panels adds an average of 4.1 percent to the overall value of your home. One reason is that they add substantial future energy cost savings, which is an essential factor for homebuyers. 

And the best part? The Illinois government won't tax the increase in home value. According to the Illinois Tax Code, you'll continue paying the same rate you would if you didn't add the panels to your home.

Of course, there are plenty of complex factors that go into installing solar panels onto your home. It's always best to consult a trusted local professional to help you make the right decisions.

At Summit Solar, we offer premium solar installation services. If you can’t save money by going solar, we won’t pressure you into buying a system from us.

Want to see if solar is right for you? Get started by clicking here or giving us a call at 864-250-0026 today!

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