Going Solar Is Now Affordable
Our Experienced Solar Consultants Help You Design The Perfect Solution
From examining your current eletrical usage and costs to assisting with the correct financing plan, you will receive a custom designed solar energy plan which suits you and your family.
What Our Customers are Saying
Ready To Go Solar?
- Fully licensed & insured installers
- Custom tailored solutions
- Free in home consultations
- Easy financing options
- 20 year warranty
- Transparent contracts
- State and federal incentives
- Roof repair if damaged during installation
- Customer service is our top priority
About Solar Energy
Solar power is energy from the sun that is transformed into thermal or electrical energy.
Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable resource source available, and the United States has some of the richest solar resources worldwide. Modern innovation can harness this energy for a variety of usages, consisting of producing electricity, supplying light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial usage.
Solar power makes it possible for resident to use the sun to power everyday life: running your ac system, washing clothing, seeing TV, cooking supper. All while decreasing your carbon footprint, and without burning fossil fuels or putting a stress on the electrical grid. And while the environmental benefits of solar power are considerable, lots of property owners discover that the convenience, unique features, and expense savings of owning a solar power system are a lot more enticing.
Top Ten Advantages of Solar Energy
#1 Dramatically reduce or perhaps eliminate your electrical expenses
Whether you're a property owner, company, or nonprofit, electrical energy costs can comprise a big part of your regular monthly costs. With a solar panel system, you'll generate totally free power for your system's entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you do not produce One Hundred Percent of the energy you consume, solar will minimize your utility bills and you'll still save a lot of loan.
#2 Earn an excellent return on your financial investment
Photovoltaic panels aren't an expense-- they are among the very best ways to invest, with returns rivaling those of more standard investments like stocks and bonds. Thanks to significant electrical energy bill cost savings, the average American property owner pays off their photovoltaic panel system in seven to 8 years and sees an ROI of 20 percent or more.
#3 Secure against rising energy expenses
Among the most clear cut advantages of photovoltaic panels is the capability to hedge energy costs. In the previous ten years, domestic electrical power prices have actually gone up by an average of three percent yearly. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can fix your electricity rate and secure versus unforeseeable increases in electricity costs. If you're a service or house owner with ever-changing capital, going solar likewise helps you much better forecast and manage your costs.
#4 Increase your home or business worth
Numerous research studies have discovered that houses equipped with solar energy systems have greater home values and offer faster than non-solar houses. Appraisers are progressively taking solar setups into consideration as they value houses at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more informed about solar, need for residential or commercial properties geared up with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
#5 Increase U.S. energy self-reliance
The sun is a near-infinite source of energy and an essential part of accomplishing energy independence in the United States. By increasing our capability to produce electricity from the sun, we can likewise insulate our nation from cost changes in international energy markets.
#6 Develop jobs and assist your regional economy
According to The Solar Foundation, the solar industry added jobs at a rate nearly 12 times faster than the total U.S. economy in 2015, representing 1.2 percent of all jobs in the nation. This growth is expected to continue. Because solar-related tasks tend to be higher paying and can not be contracted out, they are a significant factor to the U.S. economy.
#7 Secure the environment
Solar is a great way to lower your carbon footprint. Buildings are accountable for 38 percent of all carbon emissions in the United States, and going solar can significantly decrease that number. A typical residential solar panel system will remove three to four loads of carbon emissions each year-- the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually.
#8 Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
Sustainability and corporate social obligation are essential elements of an organization's culture and values. They also produce bottom line outcomes. Significantly, consumers and neighborhoods are acknowledging and rewarding businesses that opt to run properly. Services are discovering that "green" qualifications are a powerful motorist of customer buying decisions, producing goodwill and enhancing company results.
#9 Start Saving from Day 1
Solar purchase power contracts (PPAs) and solar leasing has actually made it possible for house owners to go solar for little or no cash down.
Numerous property owners decide to fund their photovoltaic panels with among the "pay-as-you-go" financing options. This suggests that a third-party business-- the solar provider-- owns the planetary system and takes care of installation, maintenance, monitoring and repairs. You merely pay the solar provider for electricity-- less than you would've paid the utility company.
As of June 2013, 75% of all American homes have access to pay-as-you-go solar.
#10. Solar is a Secure Investment
The utility companies are infamous for their fluctuating and unreliable electricity costs. There is plainly an upward pattern.
With photovoltaic panels and easy math, we can compute what does it cost? electrical energy will be produced, and most significantly, at exactly what rate, for a minimum of the next Twenty Years (fixed energy expenses).
What are the various payment options?
We have many flexible purchasing agreements for customers who would like to install a new home solar system. There are three different payment options, making them a viable choice for customers of all budgets. The payment options include Lease, PPA, and Purchase.
- Low, fixed payments each month
- System insurance for 20 years, including maintenance
- Flexible end-of-term options, including system upgrade, lease extension, and free panel removal
Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
- We own the solar panel system
- $0 down for installation
- Customers only pay for the solar energy that they use
- Customer pays for the system upfront and owns the system
- System monitoring and maintenance for 20 years
- Receive 30% federal tax credit
- See a return on investment within 7-10 years
What happens when the contract for my lease is finished?
We provide our customers with a few different options for when their lease contract is up. Customers can upgrade their equipment to the newest solar technology available, extend the agreement, or have the panels removed at no cost.
What is the warranty?
The Lease and PPA include a 20-year warranty during the lifetime of the system. This warranty exceeds that of most other solar installers’ warranties.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Non-Renewable Energy Is Used By Humans Versus Renewable, And Why?
Unfortunately the bulk of energy used is from non-renewable resources like coal, oil, natural gas. That's because fossil fuels provide a lot of energy which is hard for renewables like solar and wind to match. It's tough to match the performance of a gasoline powered car with one using solar power converted to electricity for example.
How May The Nuclear Power Plant Energy Production Method Change In The Future?
Energy: Nuclear Power Plants
How Might This Energy Production Change In The Future?
Likely Advances In The Efficiency Of Nuclear Power Plants?
Do You Think Nuclear Power Plants Will Be More Or Less Utilized In The Future? Why?
The most likely advance will be the use of thorium as in liquid flouride thorium reactors.
Thorium reactors are more efficient
They produce waste that has a much shorter half life and not so dangerous to store
They can use conventional nuclear waste as fuel
Thorium is much more plentiful than uranium
It is difficult for nuclear weapons to be made from them, as they dont produce plutonium, which is the main reason they did'nt get developed in the first place, as governments wanted to stockpile atomic bombs.
Nuclear is ultimately our future, fossil fuels will eventually run out, solar and wind will never supply enough energy, if we want to progress, nuclear is the only way.
Why Would Anyone Be Against Renewable Energy?
Seriously Why Have We Not Increased The Use Of Renewable Energy In The Us? Oil Is Running Out, Which Is Why We Are Using These Tar Sands Out Of Desperation. Whats The Point Of Even Using These Tar Sands? It Is Even Good Oil Plus We Degrading The Environment Even More. It Would Only Take A Couple Of Months, Maybe Less, To Convert To 50% Of Our Energy From Renewable Sources. So Why Not Make The Switch? Usa Is Considered The Saudi Arabia Of Wind Power, Yet Only About 2-3% Of Our Energy Comes From Wind.
Renewable energy, particularly wind farms and solar are extremely expensive and inefficient. In most cases prohibitively so. It's not that governments don't want these technologies (although fossil fuels have some very powerful lobby groups) but at present they simply can't afford it. Too much money for not enough and or unreliable supply.
How Long Is Petroleum Likely To Last As A Viable Fuel Resource?
I Mean, At What Percentage Of Remaining Fuel Does It Become Impossible To Sustain, Not Only To Run Vehicles, Trucks, Cars, Planes, Etc, But Also Manufacturing?
By conventional estimates, now becoming outdated and obsolete, we have used 1 trillion of the 3 trillion barrels considered recoverable. However, that 3 trillion may increase to as much as 12 trillion barrels using unconventional oil recovery methods, and applying newer concepts in how oil migrates. It was only a decade ago that the common paradigm was the when oil formed in source rocks, it was expelled very efficiently and very little oil was left behind. We now know that 50% or more of the oil originally formed has never left the source rock. In the past we could not recover oil from source rocks, but with newer technology developed in only the last decade we now can recover large amounts of oil from rock that was once thought impossible to produce oil from. With these new concepts, oil could easily last another century or more.
While many will point out that the amounts of "undiscovered" oil is impossible to know, the opposite side of the equation is equally unknown. It is impossible to estimate the demand for oil going into the future and demand growth is not a given. It has been demonstrated in recent years that demand for oil can and does decline dramatically under certain economic circumstances. As alternative fuels such as natural gas, solar energy, wind energy, tidal energy, and nuclear energy all are added to the energy supply the demand for oil may fall. Likewise, efficiency could easily change the demand for oil dramatically. Changes in miles/gallon for cars and trucks, new public transit, changes in fuel efficiency of jet planes and ships, and new efficiency of diesel engines could easily cut the amount of oil needed for the same amount of work by dramatic amounts.
Technology has a tendency to alter markets for the better when scarcity becomes an issue. This is likely to happen with oil, and for this reason I believe we have centuries of oil supply ahead of us. As is often quoted, the stone age did not end due to lack of stones, and the oil age will not end due to lack of oil.
How Will Climate Change Impact Texas?
Impacts of Climate Change
Texas experiences a variety of climates, from the subtropical southeast to arid desert climates in the north and west. All regions are likely to experience an increased mean annual temperature and an increasing shortage of freshwater. Other effects of climate change differ as a function of the state’s geography.
Texas has nearly 600km of coastline, this will experience higher sea levels leading to increased beach erosion, subsidence and saltwater infiltration. Higher sea temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico could produce more frequent and larger algal blooms which could prove to be toxic to indigenous fish and plant species. Warmer waters in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico will contribute to the intensity, and probably the frequency, of coastal storms and hurricanes.
Rainfall across the state will be disrupted by climate change, most noticeably affecting the agricultural economies and the availability of freshwater. Texas has been drawing excessive water from its aquifers, in future it will have to rely more on freshwater captured in surface reservoirs. As the climate becomes warmer and drier, these supplies will become less reliable, something that has been demonstrated by the droughts in recent years.
Rising temperatures will further enhance the strong urban heat islands and this will result in more heat-related illnesses and deaths.
At the same time, the increasing temperatures will lead to more severe localized weather events such as thunder storms and outbreaks of intense rain; the consequence of which will be increased flooding.
The economy of Texas relies heavily on agricultural and forestry production. As the climate changes these will be impacted by the changes in rainfall, localized flooding and the reduced availability of water for irrigation purposes. Rising temperatures will be accompanied by the northward migration of certain weeds and pests that could be damaging to the harvests. Insect infestation could lead to reduced crop yields and the increasing reliance on pesticides and herbicides.
Effects on Energy Supplies
Texas has the good fortune to benefit from several sources of renewable energy that, in recent years, have begun to be developed.
At present the largest portion of its electricity needs come from coal-fired and nuclear power plants. Recently, the state backed away from approving 11 new coal-fired power plants and is in the process of redefining its energy policies.
Technological advances have reduced the price and increased the efficiency of solar energy generation. With the hot and sunny summers, Texas is well placed to capitalize on the abundant radiant energy from the sun.
Additionally, wind generated power is becoming increasingly economical and is being produced in greater quantities, especially by the wind farms in west Texas; today the state ranks first in terms of US wind power generation .
To date the federal government has yet to implement a meaningful climate protection policy at the federal or state level. As a consequence, many Texan cities have implemented initiatives to reduce their own carbon footprints and to push for action on climate change. Seventeen Texan cities including Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio have signed the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement committing themselves to carbon reductions similar to those provided for by the Kyoto Protocol.
Austin and San Antonio are both members of the Cities for Climate Protection, this is a global campaign which involves the implementation of rigorous processes with the objective being a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
• Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change and Texas
• Ewing, Pendall and Chen - Measuring Sprawl and Its Impact
• Hurst, Kent - University of Texas at Arlington
• ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, Cities for Climate Protection Campaign
• Philander, S George – Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change
• Texas Department of Transportation,
• US Conference of Mayors, Climate Protection Agreement