Solar technology has come a long way, especially in the past decade. These days, it is finally an affordable and reliable way to keep your home powered. Although there have plenty of homes and businesses relying on solar power over the years, it is only recently that it has become so cost-effective. The long-term savings have always been ideal, but many property owners were not able to afford the initial start-up costs. Today, solar power is ready to become a primary source, rather than an alternative.
When you think about solar power, it really just makes sense. We could continue relying on fossil fuels, which are fundamentally flawed as a power source, or we could start harnessing the clean, free, limitless energy that the sun provides. Fossil fuels are limited fuels that cause highly problematic greenhouse gas emissions when they are used. Plus, on a local level, they are extremely expensive! This is why solar power is gaining such acclaim from savvy home and business owners all over the world.
So why is solar power so affordable these days? There are a few answers to this question. First, is simply because solar technology has progressed. Just like cell phones and computers have increased in power while decreasing in price, the materials and methods for creating solar panels have become less expensive over the years. The other reason is that there are many government incentives in place these days that will actually pay you to switch over to solar power.
Here in Connecticut, homeowners can take advantage of some of the most generous solar rewards programs in the entire nation. Solar users will receive a $1.75/Watt cash rebate for the first 5 mW of solar power created. For the next 5 mW, the household will receive $1.25/Watt. Right off the bat this is a great way to pay off solar equipment costs. Another great performance-based incentive is the net-metering program. This allows you to monitor how much solar power you have produced in addition to what you used at home. This surplus power is sold back to the grid, allowing you to collect a paycheck just for using solar panels.
There are plenty of options for installing residential solar energy systems in Connecticut. You can choose from monocrystalline panels or polycrystalline. The monocrystalline panels run especially efficiently because they are made from a higher-grade silicon. If you have a limited amount of roof space, or if you just need more power than polycrystalline panels, monocrystalline panels may be the ideal choice. However, there are plenty of polycrystalline panels that will provide more than enough power to the household.
Another choice to make is whether you prefer an off-grid system or a grid-tied one. Most residences prefer to use grid-tied because it allows for the net-metering program, and also qualifies more other incentives. However, if you are seeking out complete self-sufficiency, you may want to look into an off-grid system.
Choosing the right kind of solar system is not something you should do alone. Here at Verengo Solar, we are proud to have a staff of solar experts that will go to great lengths to make sure that you are getting the most power for your money. Our team will take care of the entire installation, and will provide you with all of the information that you need to get started.
Please do not hesitate to call one of our friendly solar specialists if you would like to learn more about solar power, specifically related to your home. Every household is different so it is important to talk to a professional before installing residential solar energy systems in Connecticut. Give Verengo a call today and we will make sure that enjoying Connecticut home solar power is affordable and easy for every step of the way.
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About Verengo Solar
Verengo Inc. has changed the way America thinks about solar! Verengo ranked #1 on the Solar Power World list of Top Residential Solar Contractors in the U.S.1, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies and consistently maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The company markets, sells and installs solar photovoltaic systems, which enable homeowners to save money on their electricity bills and replace dirty electricity with clean, renewable energy. Verengo has grown 700% over the past 4 years and has added 900 new employees over that period. A recent survey found that 92% of Verengo customers would refer the company to their friends and family. The company has earned this recognition and customer satisfaction by making solar easy and affordable for its customers and delivering superior customer service.
1.Source: Solar Power World. Verengo operates exclusively in the residential solar sector.