Thirty years ago, our Federal Government strongly encouraged solar with significant solar tax credits due to the “Arab Oil Embargo”. Tens of thousands of systems were installed, but our “crisis-to-crisis” mentality allowed solar tax credits to disappear by 1985. Those who installed solar prior to 1985 have saved enough energy to pay for their systems several times over, and most of these systems are still working today – continuing to save their owners energy and money.
Today, once again, there are even more important crises driving Americans to solarize their homes. Global warming, pollution, energy independence and preventing international cash flow to hostile countries are combining to create a tidal wave towards solar. Solar is most dependable solution for the major problems confronting our society.
Furthermore, solar provides a very secure, guaranteed return on investment, provided you purchase a high quality system installed by an experienced solar professional. As energy costs continue to rise (for both gas and electric), the annual savings increase every year! Almost all solar systems will pay for themselves in 5 to 10 years. Furthermore, since a quality system will last over 30 yearsappraisers are adding substantial value to residential and commercial properties with solar systems -- often equal to 20 years worth of energy savings. The added value to properties with solar is potentially worth more than the initial cost of the system!