Why Invest in Solar
Save on Electric Costs
A solar PV system will dramatically reduce your electric bill. Any excess power
your solar system generates during the day can be sold to the utility company
at high peak rates, when their demand from other customers is at its highest.
As you sell your electricity, your meter actually spins backwards! At night you
draw energy back from the utility grid but at low, off peak, rates. You buy low
and sell high! How much you offset your utility bill is based on your
electricity usage and the size of your solar system. Your RBS Solar consultant will help you
design the system that is right for you.
Take Advantage of Government Rebates and Grants
State and Federal governments are offering terrific incentives to encourage homeowners
and businesses to generate their own solar power.
These programs can pay for up to 70% of the
total system cost. They include direct
rebates, tax credits, loan programs and other financial incentives.
for more about government incentives.
Lock in Low Electricity Rates
Solar power can dramatically reduce your electric bill.
On average, electricity prices have increased about 5% per year for the
last 30 years. When you chose solar, you
free yourself from dependence on a volatile energy market.
As rates rise your investment becomes more
Good Return on Investment
Solar is a smart financial decision. Over time,
investing in solar can “earn” you more money than stocks or bonds.
Government incentives, combined with recent
decreases in solar equipment prices, make the investment in solar a good
RBS Solar will help you determine the best way to finance your investment in solar power.
In many cases, the sum of your loan payments
and your new electricity bill will be less than your previous electric bill . .
. . you can start saving money immediately, without any out-of-pocket expenses!
Long Term Reliability and Low Maintenance Costs
Photovoltaic panels are virtually maintenance free. Once installed,
the solar power system requires little or no maintenance
and will provide electricity cleanly and quietly for 25 to 40 years.
The solar panels carry a 25 year manufacturer’s
Become a "Green" Business or Home
Generating electricity from solar energy means less consumption of fossil fuels, reducing
pollution and greenhouse gas emission. By
switching to solar power your company will be doing its part to combat global
warming, and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign energy sources. Being a green business will not only reduce
your operating costs, but can be a great source of public relations and a good
marketing tool. There are a growing
number of consumers who make their buying decisions based on the perceived
environmental responsibility of the vendor.