Long Island Solar Energy Systems
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With fuel costs rising, environmental concerns growing, and fossil fuels depleting, the future is not looking bright for current power standards. Thankfully, homeowners in Long Island, New York have better options available. Continuing to depend on fuel-based electricity just doesn’t make sense any longer. Now is the time to start turning alternative energy sources into primary energy sources.
Going Green for Future Generations
The sun puts out an incredible amount of energy every day. In fact, it provides us with more than enough clean, free energy to meet the needs of every home and business on the planet indefinitely. On the other hand, fossil fuels are running out at an alarming rate. They are also causing irreversible damage to the environment and ozone. In addition, their cost is rising exponentially.
Solar panels are the obvious solution to this problem. Solar technology has progressed leaps and bounds in the past decade, and today it is finally ready to be used in homes and businesses all over the world, especially in New York. The common problems that were associated with home solar energy systems of the past have been rectified. If you are interested in solar power, now is definitely an ideal time to convert.
Making the Switch to Solar Power
One question that we are frequently asked about our panels, is whether or not your home will still have power at night. This is a completely reasonable concern; after all, who wants to sit in darkness when the sun goes down? The answer is that today’s grid-tied systems are extremely reliable and can be trusted to provide energy to your home night or day.
As the name implies, a grid-tied system is connected to the standard power grid, just like any of your neighbors’ homes. During the day when the sun is shining, your home will be powered using your solar panels. If there is excess energy generated, you can actually provide power to the grid. This will wind your meter backwards. At night, you can use that surplus energy right off of the grid. That means that you will never have to worry about your power faltering, rain or shine, day or night.
Another common concern that people have is equipment costs. Again, a valid concern with an equally valid solution. Yes, it is certainly true that solar panels can be expensive. However, there are ways around that. Most people who have solar panels did not just pay one lump sum for them. Usually people will pay for the panels in monthly installments. The average homeowner pays for all of their equipment in roughly 6-7 years.
These days, few people are paying full cost for their equipment. For New York homeowners, you can take advantage of a variety of government incentives and reward programs that help to drastically offset the initial start-up costs. New York has a goal of getting 30% of the state’s power generated by renewable energy sources. In order to accomplish this, they are helping homeowners to be able to switch to solar power by giving them generous tax credits, grants, rebates, and performance-based incentives.
If you would like to learn more about Long Island, New York solar energy systems, just give us a call. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always more than happy to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just want to learn some more about the many benefits, or you want to have a Verengo representative stop by for an in-home consultation and evaluation, we are more than happy to help in any way possible. Right now, the future of solar energy is an exciting prospect that anyone can be a part of.
What Can You Save With Solar?
With no end in sight for soaring electricity rates, your switch to solar will secure affordable power for your home & family for years to come.