December 4, 2015

Solar Power is Cheaper Than Electricity From the Grid

Have you ever wondered if solar power is cheaper than electricity from the grid?

There are certain environmentally friendly technologies that are outside of most people’s price range. Hybrid and electric vehicles, for instance, have long been thought to be a luxury. But thanks to an unprecedented boom in solar power, having these eco-friendly systems installed is making solar panels cheaper than ever.

Residential Solar Power More Affordable

All newer technologies start out expensive, but they gradually drop in price until they’re affordable for the mass market. Thanks to solar tax incentives and an increased supply of solar-generated power, energy created from the sun is now more economical than alternatives like power plants driven by coal or natural gas in 42 of America’s 50 largest cities. So in many areas, you’d simultaneously save money and the earth simply by going solar.

Cities Where Solar Is King

A North Carolina State University study ranked the top 10 cities that are seeing the largest savings by using solar energy:

  • New York
  • Boston
  • Albuquerque
  • San Jose
  • Las Vegas
  • Washington D.C.
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • Oakland
  • San Francisco

Of course, there are dozens of other areas seeing similar savings on residential solar power. Residents in cities from Massachusetts to California and Texas to Michigan are all gaining energy independence while spending less money on solar than their former utility bills.

Solar Panels Continue to Get Cheaper

When you combine solar tax credits with a consistently expanding solar infrastructure, it’s no surprise that residential solar system prices have dropped so low. Fortunately, they’ve not yet bottomed out. The hardware used to manufacture and install photovoltaic systems is currently dropping in price, as they’ve been doing for a while, so these systems will only continue to get more affordable.

Electricity costs are likely to increase by up to 83 percent over the next 25 years. This is undoubtedly why more people are choosing solar, and if you’re tired of high utilities bills, it’s likely you’ll take the leap as well. So call us today to talk about why solar panels are cheaper than grid electricity.

Request a free solar panel installation consultation today to find out how solar energy can get rid of those high electricity bills.

 

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Homeowners who have had solar panels installed may not know that their solar systems are insured under their homeowner’s insurance. So a significant hail storm likely equates to an insurance claim. EcoMark Solar is here to support you if your home and solar system are hit by hail.

Most hail storms aren’t usually severe enough to significantly damage solar panels.

Solar panels were designed to be outside and stand up to the elements. That being said, when hail hits a home hard enough your solar panels may have cracked glass, which could affect their production, and your mechanical components may be dented or damaged. Many other aspects of the home could be damaged and should be evaluated for an insurance claim.

If significant hail hits your home, EcoMark Solar needs to be contacted right away.

We will come out so that we can inspect your solar panels and your roof. In the hours and days following a hail storm many roofing companies will start knocking on your door and offering you a free estimate, however, these roofing companies are not qualified to evaluate your solar system.

Conversely, EcoMark Solar can evaluate the solar system and the state of your roof and the rest of the items that are typically included in a hail claim. EcoMark Solar has established an in-house roofing department specifically dedicated to processing your insurance claims and servicing your restoration needs including roofing, gutters, and siding.

Even if your panels are not damaged, EcoMark Solar can act as the general contractor for your entire insurance claim and get all the work done by a company you already know and trust.

You can submit a claim with us by:

Clicking right here: Insurance Claim Form at EcoMark Solar

Calling us at: 720-432-6411.

Or you can contact your sales consultant

Even if your panels were not installed by EcoMark Solar, please contact us, we can perform service and repair on most solar installations.

If you are considering solar, know that normally, there is minimal impact to insurance premiums when adding solar to your home. Once solar is installed, EcoMark Solar will be there for you when hail hits for the life of the panels.

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