Solar energy continues to grow in popularity–not to mention that it is becoming more affordable for homeowners with each passing year. Today, nearly 2 percent of electricity generation in the U.S. is solar.
The sustainable benefits of making the switch to solar energy are obvious. But there are also some personal benefits you and your family could be enjoying when you go solar.
If you’re a Pacific Gas & Electric customer, keep reading to learn 3 amazing benefits you’ll notice on your PG&E bill after adding solar panels to your home.
1. A Lower Bill
Of course, the most obvious difference you’ll notice is a lower monthly PG&E bill! Solar panels are a great way to offset your regular energy use. The more panels you add, the lower you’ll see your monthly bill drop. But adding even just a few panels can still make a difference and help you save money over time.
2. Net Metering
Another cost-saving benefit of adding solar power to your home is net metering.
Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. For example, if a residential customer has a solar system on their roof, it may generate more electricity than the home uses during daylight hours. The electricity meter will run backwards to provide a credit against what electricity is consumed at night or other periods when the home’s electricity use exceeds the system’s output. Customers are only billed for their “net” energy use.
3. Tax Credits
To help lower the cost of going solar, another benefit you can take advantage of is tax credits.
Inn addition, there are many great $0 down financing options available that one of our solar experts would be happy to review with you.
That way you can start enjoying a lower PG&E bill right away and take advantage of expiring tax credits, even if you can’t afford the full cost of the panels today.
Lowering Your PG&E Bill With Solar Power
If you want to lower your PG&E bill, as well as your carbon footprint, and enjoy tax credits, adding solar power to your home is a great choice. You’ll enjoy years of savings as a result. If you’re ready to consider solar power to your residence, contact us today to learn
how we can help.