With electricity rates soaring all over the country, many homeowners are wondering if it’s time to investigate how solar panels can help them trim their electricity budgets. The good news is that spring is the best possible time to take the initiative when it comes to solar panels.
With spring and summer’s longer days – more than 12 hours of sunlight in many parts of the country — that means homeowners will be at the peak of energy harvesting. In fact, during these seasons, homeowners find that they produce so much energy, they are able to sell some of it back to the utility provider. (Or keep their backup storage and battery fully charged in systems that contain a battery.) It also means that homeowners will be able to offset the high costs of summer cooling by harvesting solar energy at a time when they need it the most.
Here’s a closer look at a few more benefits of installing solar in the spring!
Solar Panels: Sooner Rather Than Later
As installed solar systems in homes become more common, some states are planning to reduce their solar incentives available to homeowners. Installing a solar system sooner rather than later means you’ll be able to take advantage of higher rebates and better deals from your utility company before they disappear.
In addition, summer is often the busiest time of year for solar panel purchasing, so by beginning the process in the spring, you may be able to get ahead of the rush.
Spring Makes for Easier Installation
While solar panels can be installed during the winter, snow and ice often make the prospect a difficult one. By choosing springtime to switch to solar, you’re ensuring that the installation is fast and easy. In addition, many homeowners choose spring as the season to replace or repair their roofs, and this is the perfect time to seek out a solar panel setup, as the newly repaired or replaced roof will eliminate the need for roof repair underneath solar panels, which may add cost to the repair.
While spring can often be a rainy season, this won’t affect the operation of your newly installed solar panels. Even when the sun isn’t shining directly, UV light is penetrating the clouds and reaching your solar panels, allowing you to harvest energy even when it’s gray and cloudy.
Low Cost of Entry
As we mentioned earlier in the post, everyone is feeling the effects of the current economic climate and inflation. With electricity rates soaring and homeowners everywhere scrambling to find ways they can reduce spending – the good news is that solar can also be affordable too. We have financing rates for Solar that are still very low, so the low cost of entry ($0 down) makes opting for a solar install a no-brainer.
Seek an Expert
To learn more about why spring is the right time to make a move to solar power, seek out the advice of an expert. We are a SunPower Elite Dealer. During the consulting stage, we help homeowners understand their energy needs, solar savings, and the process of going solar. Throughout the installation, we handle all logistics from permitting to inspections. After systems have been turned on, we monitor all sites for accurate production estimates and exceeding performance expectations. We are proud to have a five-star rating from our customer base. For more information, call 800-860-6932 or visit our website for more information or to make an appointment for a consultation.