Thanks to the generous tax credits provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia, renewable energy in the form of solar panels is an affordable option to Harrisonburg and Roanoke homeowners and those in the Appalachian mountains area of VA. The state offers tax credits on federal income tax for up to 30% of qualified expenditures on solar panel installation systems and solar water heating systems with a maximum of $2,000 in any tax year. Residents of Harrisonburg, Roanoke and other mountain communities can save cash and also lessen their carbon footprints by investing in solar and wind power.
When paired with a home inverter, solar panels capture the energy of the sun and quickly convert that solar energy into an AC current that can be used immediately in the home as electric power just like electricity off the grid that Virginian residents are used to. Solar panels can also hold solar energy for a thermal system unit that will provide hot water, and as all homeowners know, hot water can be the most expensive bill in your home. Utility costs become a significantly more tenable item in a household budget and not a fixed cost thanks to solar panels.
Wind can also provide renewable energy to Harrisonburg and Roanoke homeowners and those throughout the mountains. Wind turbines rotate due to the wind’s raw kinetic energy and provide another green energy alternative with almost no adverse affect on the environment. Wind power is inexpensive and one of the lowest-priced renewable energy technologies available to homeowners, depending upon the wind resource and the particular project’s financing.
Since Virginia offers generous tax credits to those who invest in alternative energy, thousands of homes in the Virginia area are starting to rely on solar and wind energy to renovate their home energy usage and their bills. If you want to save money while going green, there is no better solution than investing in high-quality alternative energy systems in the Harrisonburg and Roanoke areas from Baker Renewable Energy. Get started today by calling Baker Renewable Energy’s local office at (877) 664-6961. We’ll be happy to provide more information and schedule a free energy assessment for your home or corporate business.