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What Is Solar?
The sun emits UV light—DC—AC—Energy(power). A solar system uses UV light that comes from the Sun and converts it into Energy in the form of electricity. This provides a renewable and clean energy option.
The Anatomy of a Solar Panel
Solar Cells Absorb incoming energy in the form of sunlight. Electrons then begin to flow, generating an electric current. The wiring then captures the electrical current and combines it with power from the other solar cells.
Why Solar Energy?
Solar power is a 100% clean, renewable energy source. It reduces reliance on oil, coal and natural gas for electricity production. These fossil fuels produce harmful emissions that affect the quality of air, water and soil, and are responsible for global warming. It’s estimated that between 2000 and 2065, the Earth will lose more species of plants and animals to extinction than in the previous 65 million years combined. That’s a staggering statistic and one driven significantly by the effects of greenhouse gases from fossil fuels.
The cost of solar has dropped dramatically in recent years, falling more than 70% in just the last decade. You’ll save money on maintenance too, since there are no moving parts to break down. In addition, the cost of home solar batteries have dropped substantially as well. The benchmark levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for lithium-ion batteries has fallen 35% to $187 per megawatt-hour since the first half of 2018, according to research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).
Another factor in the increasing affordability of solar panels is the availability of federal, state and local tax breaks. For example, the federal solar tax credit gives you a dollar-for-dollar deduction against your federal income tax. Currently, the residential federal solar tax credit gives you a dollar-for-dollar deduction against your federal income tax equal to 30% of the final cost of solar energy systems you install on your home.
In addition, purchased residential solar panels can improve the resale value of your home. According to Zillow Economic research, homes with solar-energy systems sold for 4.1% more on average than comparable homes without solar power. For the median-valued home, that translates to an additional $9,274.
Should You Buy or Lease?
Your financial goals are likely a primary factor in going solar and may impact whether you buy or lease an installation. If you purchase a new home solar system, future proceeds from an increased sale price will go directly to you.
A solar installation can only be included in a property assessment if it is owned by the homeowner and is an asset that can be transferred without obligation. The system’s warranties and performance guarantees generally transfer with the sale.
To secure a higher sale price, it’s most advantageous to buy a solar energy system for your home. However, if you decide that a lease or Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA) is more appropriate, there will be less recouped from the home sale.
Appraisers and lenders consider that if a homeowner installs a residential solar system through a lease or PPA, it is essentially the asset of a third-party owner. This requires the third-party to be involved in the property transfer. Sunrun’s experienced Service Transfer Specialists make it easy to transfer your solar lease agreement to the new owners.
With global warming showing us what mother nature is capable of, you have to wonder if we have really seen the biggest and baddest storm yet. An increasing number of storms are hitting our homes and power outages seem to have become the norm. While we could just continue to scramble and be inconvenienced when we lose power, Green State Energy wants you to know that it doesn't have to be this way.
With solar technology getting better every day, so are solar backup batteries. The cost is continuing to come down and the batteries are lasting longer and providing more power than ever! These batteries are not just powering the lights, some can power your homes and electric cars for days. You can even connect multiple batteries at once. States like Connecticut and Massachusetts are offering additional incentives to provide these batteries along with your solar system! Enough about the hype though, let's go over some FAQs about solar batteries so you can decide what battery is right for you.
How do solar batteries work?
Solar batteries are connected to your solar system. When you connect your panels to a backup battery you store any extra production your panels produce in the battery. If the grid goes down due to a power outage or any other issues, you will now have access to the additional usage through your battery. Without a solar backup battery, not only are you losing power, but you're also putting the additional usage back into the grid.
How do I choose which battery is right for me?
There are a lot of different battery options out there and we recommend reaching out to our experts to discuss your options, but here are a few things to consider. First, what would you like to power in your home? In case of a power outage what would you like to keep on and charge. You may only want to keep the lights on, or you might want to keep a sump pump running and charge your electric car. The size of the battery is dependent on what you want to keep on and charging.
Next to size, one of the most important considerations if power. If you go for a larger battery but want to charge powerful items like your vehicle or refrigerator, that will eat up your battery much quicker than just charging key household items like phones and flashlights.
The last thing you should look for when choosing a solar battery is the lifetime of the battery. How many times can your solar battery be charged and uncharged until it needs to be replaced? Most batteries today can last for up to 15 years and have warranties that may or may not cover the lifetime of the battery.
There is a lot to consider when deciding to purchase a solar battery. Luckily, Green State Energy experts on solar batteries and which one or how many to choose. If you already have solar, we can review your battery options or if you're just learning about solar panels and batteries, give us a call or get qualified with the link below.
Solar Industry Growth
The Solar industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the US! Green State Energy is trying to do our part to help grown Green Energy Solutions. As we continue to push the envelope Green State energy has also been able to expand into one of the fastest Growing solar companies. Come see what we are all about!
Who We Are
Green State Energy is a family owned Energy Consulting group that calls the Jersey shore our home. Our strategic relationships with both small and large Installers in the US ensure all our product from start to finish are top of the industry. Our Partners and prowess have also helped us go nationwide and install solar in over 25 states. Green State Energy is proficient in Solar but also in going Green. We provide best in class customer service from start to finish long after your project is completed. At the end of the day Green State Energy is here to help put money back in your pocket while also saving our planet. Be Bright. Go solar.
Green State Energy was created by three friends who all share a common goal: SOLAR. Jason, Chris, and Malcolm all come from the solar industry and have shared friendships over the years. Jason and Chris are good friends since they were young and felt destined to open their own business. Once they all connected, they felt their success would be defined by something the solar industry has gone away from in recent years. The ability to build an honest and trustworthy business that puts clients first. A company that does not only focus on their bottom line.
Green State energy was built on the premise of helping the homeowner be a part of the green energy journey, lower costs and have a partner throughout the process. Green State Energy is a family operated business striving to build that atmosphere within our offices and with our homeowners.