Save money and breathe easier with Volt Energy. We’ll customize a solar plan that’s just right for you, completely hassle-free.
Every home is different when it comes to solar. Some homes have more shading than others, some homes have an East/West exposure, and others have North/South. Going solar should be, and with us is, a custom project on every home. Every project will have a unique proposal built with specific savings and numbers included based on all of the applicable variables. Curious on how your home would look? Drop us a line and we will have a Volt Energy team member reach out and start building those for you!
When going solar, the money you are already spending is our budget to work with. The way we see it is you are already spending the money, you just aren’t getting the benefits and you are paying too much! Our typical solar options are $0 down and you use the money you are already spending on electricity to pay for the solar program which, in most cases, will be less than your current electric bill!!
Replacing your electric bill with a solar bill is only awesome if the money you are spending on solar is going to last. The truth is, nobody knows how long solar lasts as the first panels made in the 50’s by NASA are still running 70 years later! That being said, there are different levels of equipment quality. We only use Tier 1 grade equipment which comes with up to a 30 year warranty. At the end of 30 years you are guaranteed at least 80-85% of your systems production.
Instead of “Nickel and diming” folks on every little point of the solar project, we offer a full turn key pricing to our customers that includes everything from designing the system to getting the system installed and turned on through the city/HOA/Utility inspections. We cover all of it!!
When looking at going solar, the biggest concern is usually that “it costs too much”. When thinking about a month to month approach, yes solar may be more expensive than your current month’s electric bill (Especially if you are paying cash for the system). However, when taking the money you have spent on your electric bill over the course of your whole life and how much you can expect to spend going forward cumulatively, you may want to take a second look. When you go solar, you can pay cash for the system and the significant savings from not having to pay your electric bill anymore now go towards paying back the money you spent up front, which means you now have a Return On your Investment (ROI). By not having a remaining utility bill due to you owning your own power generating equipment (solar) you no longer have to rent the power generating equipment (solar/coal/natural gas/etc.) from the utility company and you are now just paying yourself back with your savings!
- Take this example as a reference:
Is it better to rent a car from Enterprise all month long as your primary source of transportation or to buy your own car with cash? If you only need the car for a month, then renting may be a good option, if you need a car anyway then wouldn’t financing a car be a cheaper method of getting around monthly than paying to use someone else’s car? The rental car will never be paid off and will get more expensive over time with inflation, where as the owned car WILL be paid off at some point and your money has gone towards something of value that you own. Other than solar lasting MUCH longer than your typical car with little to no maintenance and the solar financing options being transferable compared to car loans that usually are not transferable, there is no difference! Oh, and you receive tax credits for going solar as well!
There are a few factors that would qualify or disqualify a person wanting to go solar.
Do you Own your home?
As a renter, you would not be able to put solar on the home you are living in…Sorry:( But if you have a relationship with the homeowner and they are looking for ways to increase the value of their property then we will pay you for referring the business along!
What is the roofs condition?
We have to make sure the solar project comes with at least a 10 year bumper to bumper warranty on the construction and parts of the home that are affected by the solar. If the roof is leaking already or needs replacement then those things will need to be addressed before moving forward… We can actually facilitate that though, so don’t worry about it 🙂
If you are planning on using a financing or leasing program to get solar on the house instead of paying cash then the finance company will want to make sure you are able to pay your bills so your credit score will need to be above 600 to qualify for those types of programs. We have programs that fit most people’s situations though so chances are we can still make it work:)
Angles and orientation of the home are important to note when thinking about going solar… We send someone out to the home to measure those so you know exactly how putting solar up would work given the production values. Better facing solar will produce more power which means less power you have to buy from the utility company or less panels you have to install to produce the needed amount (More BANG for your buck!).
The Federal Tax credit is an incentive for which everyone who purchases solar is eligible!
Whether you have taxes to get credited back or not is something you will need to check with your tax professional about. Not being able to get the tax credit isn’t the end of the world though… we have programs that are just as beneficial in those cases where you aren’t able to claim the tax credit. It’s always better to check and be pleasantly surprised than to never know at all and miss an opportunity:)
Is the electrical system of your home up to code and does your Main Service Panel have room for adding a solar breaker?
While we are out looking at your roof and going over the program with you, we will check your electrical systems and make sure those are up to speed for going solar.
If they are not, no worries! We can facilitate an electrical upgrade for you.