Why Go Solar?
The California Solar Initiative (CSI) offers rebates that pay a significant portion of your system cost. Solar Works “carries” this rebate for you, so you see an immediate cost reduction and don’t have to worry about tax burdens or extra paperwork.
Home owners receive a rebate of up to $0.25/watt and business owners receive a rebate of up to $0.35/watt, approximately 5-10% of system cost. Non-profits and municipalities can receive rebates up to $1.10/watt.
These CSI rebates continually decrease as more people go solar, making systems more expensive over time.
There is a 30% Federal Tax Credit (effective 2009) available to homeowners and businesses going solar as well. Businesses qualify for a grant in lieu of the tax credit, but this grant will expire 12/31/11.
Solar increases the value of your property or business. For every $1 of energy savings, your home increases by $20. Businesses can depreciate solar systems on a 5-year accelerated schedule. Solar will not increase your property tax basis if installed by 12/31/16 (CA RTC).
Solar will not get less expensive in the near future. Thin film and other new PV technologies are not cost effective for most current installations; nor do they have field-tested life cycles. On the other hand, the solar industry has over five decades of experience using crystalline panels and is very cost effective for both residential and non-residential applications.
Reduce your carbon footprint and help our environment by producing clean and natural energy from the sun. Global Warming is a threat to our planet’s health and solar energy is a direct and sustainable solution to helping our environment. A typical 3.8 kW system prevents more than 5 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere – the equivalent of planting over an acre of trees each year!
Solar Electricity is energy efficient, reducing the need to send electricity long distances over transmission lines. The power source is directly on your property, generated at the same location the power is used. No need to generate power from a distance or rely on a power plant. In fact, solar electric systems lighten the load on the already over-burdened grid, increasing efficiency and energy security,
You can have full control over your electricity expenses. By going solar now, you lock-in your electricity costs for the next 25+ years.
Even if you don’t replace 100% of your power with solar photovoltaic (PV), you’ll be diversifying your energy portfolio and reducing your cost risks.
Bottom line: solar helps control your costs, manage your energy risk, and increase your cash flow. You transform an energy expense into a fixed asset — your own power source.
Solar Works uses only the highest performing, most reliable solar equipment on the market. This provides the highest energy efficiency and longest warranties available.
Solar Works Takes the Risk out of Solar
- 25-year warranty on panels
- 10-year warranty on inverters
- 10-year warranty on service, installation and workmanship