A common misconception is that solar panels can be cumbersome and an eyesore on a home. This is far from the truth as there are unique solar panel and renewable energy configurations on many homes in Virginia. Homeowners in Virginia are cutting their power bills and lessening their carbon footprint thanks to solar panels, without losing their home’s exterior decor. In fact, studies show that the resale value of a home can increase as much as 30% by adding solar panels.
One family in Willis, Va tastefully installed a 2.160kW Solar Photovoltaic 5kW PV solar panel kit for electricity. That kit is nestled on the right side of the south roof of their two-story home. The family’s power bill was cut in half in a year over year comparison, from $220 down to $105. Using solar panels made their utilities costs on their household budget a controllable item and rather than a fixed cost.
Another Virginia homeowner installed a 3.78kw solar panel system using Suniva 270w modules with an SMA inverter on the back of their home, out of sight. The system is not metered, allowing the excess of solar power from the system to be transferred onto the grid so the customer can sell back to the utility company.
With electricity costs rising, solar panels can offer an alternative green solution for your home that will help you save money without sacrificing aesthetics. Thanks to Virginia’s generous tax credits, the money you saved that you would have had to pay your electric company is tax-free savings to you!
If you want to join the growing wave of Virginia homeowners embracing solar energy, Baker Renewable Energy can help. Call Baker Renewable Energy in Virginia at (877) 664-6961 to schedule a free energy assessment for your home or business.