Now is the time to install solar panels on your home if you haven’t done so already. Not only is it a great way to take control of your home’s energy but it is also the last year to get the 30% Federal Tax Credit for Solar. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, here is why you should install solar panels:
Huge Money Saver
Installing solar panels will decrease your spending on energy, in some areas well over $100 a month. With a simple Google search, we were able to find that the average home in Calabasas could save up to $20,000 by installing solar panels.
If you are still worried about the cost of installing solar, it’s okay! Prices are decreasing, and will continue to do so, and if you are still unsure, many companies offer pay-as-you-go plans that can help make solar panels affordable. Other ways that solar panels are well worth their cost are that they immediately save you money on your monthly utility bill, you don’t have to wait to feel the return on your investment. Installing solar panels will also increase the resale value of your home, making it easier to sell and garnering you a large profit. As mentioned earlier, there are also tax credits that can be applied. Currently the Federal tax credit for solar panels, the ITC, is 30%! While this will decrease in 2020 and continue to go down in the following years before it ends in 2022, this is still a huge saving as long as you install your solar panels ASAP!
Help the Environment
If you are still not convinced that you need solar panels after hearing how much money you could save, think about how much you would be helping the planet. You would be decreasing your own dependence on fossil fuels and reduce your emission of greenhouse gases which would ultimately lead to you having a smaller impact on the environment, and have a positive impact on public health. The energy you would be capturing with your solar panels would be clean, pure energy that you will be 100% in charge of. You no longer have to worry about power outages due to electricity company shut offs or loss of power because the grid is overloaded. You will be fully in charge of how your energy is spent. Investing in solar panels won’t just be an investment for your home, it will be an investment for our environment’s future.
This is Happening in Your Own Backyard!
Calabasas is moving towards becoming a more green, more sustainable and more environmentally-friendly community. The goal is to decrease the City’s emission of greenhouse gases to ultimately reduce our contribution to global warming. Calabasas is encouraging its residents to find new and alternative ways of producing energy that is renewable and clean. Solar panels are the perfect way to do this. You are saving money, helping your planet and getting on board with your city’s goal of conserving energy.