Adding solar to your home can help you save money, reduce your carbon footprint, increase your home value, and provide energy independence.
We are a REC Certified Solar Professional. What does that mean to you?
A REC Certified Solar Professional (RCSP) is an individual who has received certification from the Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) Registry. The RCSP certification is awarded to professionals who demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of solar energy.
To become an RCSP, individuals must pass a rigorous examination that covers a broad range of topics related to solar energy, including solar system design, installation, and maintenance, as well as the financial and regulatory aspects of solar projects.
The RCSP certification is widely recognized as a mark of excellence in the solar energy industry, and it demonstrates a professional’s commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and best practices. It also provides assurance to customers that the RCSP is qualified to design and install solar energy systems that meet high standards of safety, quality, and efficiency.
Listed below are some of the many benefits when adding solar to your home or business.
- Cost savings: Solar energy can significantly reduce or even eliminate your monthly electricity bills. Once you install solar panels on your roof, you can generate your own electricity and save money on energy costs over time.
- Environmental benefits: Solar power is a renewable, clean energy source that produces no emissions or pollutants. By installing solar panels on your home, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help combat climate change.
- Increased home value: Homes with solar panels tend to have a higher resale value compared to homes without them. Solar power is becoming increasingly popular and buyers are willing to pay more for homes with solar installations.
- Energy independence: With solar panels on your roof, you can generate your own electricity and reduce your reliance on the power grid. This means you can have more control over your energy usage and potentially avoid power outages during extreme weather events.
- Government incentives: Many governments offer tax credits, rebates, and other incentives for homeowners who install solar panels. These incentives can make solar more affordable and can help you recoup your investment faster.
There are many factors that Expert Electric will assist with when considering whether to install solar panels on a residential property. Here are some of the key considerations:
- Roof condition and orientation: A suitable roof is required for installing solar panels, with a south-facing roof being ideal. The roof should also be in good condition, with a lifespan that matches or exceeds the expected lifespan of the solar panels.
- Energy usage: The amount of energy you consume will affect the size of the solar panel system you need, as well as the cost and return on investment. We will help you determine your energy usage and the best size system for your needs.
- Local regulations and incentives: It’s important to understand local regulations, such as building codes and zoning laws, as well as available incentives, such as tax credits and rebates, before installing a solar panel system.
- Cost: The cost of solar panel systems can vary depending on factors such as size, materials, and labor. A professional can provide a detailed cost estimate, as well as information on financing options.
- Maintenance: Solar panels require very little maintenance, but it’s important to understand the ongoing costs of maintenance and cleaning, as well as the warranty on the panels and other components.
- Future energy needs: Consider any plans for future energy needs, such as adding a new addition to your home or switching to an electric car, as these can impact the size of the system you need and the return on investment.
By considering these factors and working with our professional team, you can make an informed decision about whether solar panels are right for your home and what size system will best meet your needs.