Solar Panel Installations
Connected Technology does solar a little different than most. We are not a “high volume” production company. We listen to you, our customer, and design a system that exactly fits your needs. Our consultants take the time and help you make the best decision on the brand, type, and location of the solar modules (commonly known as solar panels). Our customers have been thrilled with the results.
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Many companies claim that they have “the best modules”, but what they usually mean is that they have the “most expensive” modules. These are modules that produce the most electricity per panel. However, we have found that the best value for our customers is not the highest producing, most expensive module, but one that combines both production high production and solid warranties at a reasonable price.
As well, as technology improves, prices on modules have been dropping down. Solar is now less expensive with a quicker return on investment than most people think; usually 5 to 7 years. However, this drop is slowing and now is an excellent time to buy.
With the shift in our utility bills to time of day, and peak demand pricing, whole house battery storage should be an important consideration as it will save lots of energy dollars for you down the road. All of our systems are pre-planned with battery storage in mind so that when the right battery product is ready, our customers will be able to receive the most benefit. Stay tuned for more details as the whole house battery market is changing rapidly.
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Federal Tax Credits
You’ll also be eligible for the Federal Investment Tax Credit if you buy your own solar system. The tax credit amounts to 30% of the cost of purchasing your solar system, but only after deducting the value of your state rebates. But the ITC credits will begin declining to 30% at the end of 2019. The tax credit for systems in service after 12/31/19 will drop to 26%. After 12/31/20, it’ll drop even further to 22%. See the energy department website https://www.energy.gov/savings/residential-renewable-energy-tax-credit for more information about the tax credits, and be sure to check with a tax specialist.
A quick note on ownership
Many companies lease modules or provide a fixed rate for electricity that you buy from them. The benefit is that they don’t usually require you to pay them up front for the panels, you just pay as you go. But, the downside is that you don’t own the system installed on your home. You don’t get the increase in home value and it can be difficult to transfer if you sell your home. It would be similar to trying to sell a car that you have leased from another company! At Connected Technology, the system is yours, supported by us, for long-term, hassle-free benefit.