The great news is, no money is required up front to install your solar panels. All labor and materials will be provided, you’ll get a very manageable monthly payment plan and you can start saving from day one.
Not only will installing a solar energy system save you anywhere between 50% and 90% on monthly electricity bills, the state of California has implemented additional incentives for residents to go solar.
Get money back when you file your taxes
Governor Jerry Brown passed a law requiring the state of California to sustain 33% of its power from renewable energy by the year 2020. You also have the opportunity to receive a 30% Federal Tax Credit, meaning you have the chance to get back 30% of installation costs for your solar energy system.
But wait, there’s more!!
There is a property tax exclusion for 100% of all new solar energy systems installed on or before December 31, 2016. For more information on the California Revenue and Taxation Code pertaining to this tax exclusion, contact your county assessor’s office.
Services Provided by the Solar Company
In addition for free solar panels and free installation, the solar company insures the panels and provides ordinary maintenance at its cost. Should a component fail, the solar company detects the problem and replaces it. The solar company also monitors the performance of the panels so that it and you can be alerted to any drop in power generation. If there is a drop due to shading by overgrowth of trees or a need for cleaning, these would be the responsibilities of the property owner. However, if the drop is due to failure of panel components, the solar company does any necessary maintenance at its cost. As solar panels have no moving parts, maintenance is minimal.
Multiple Family, Commercial, NGOs, and Government Buildings Qualify
Just about any type of company or organization can install solar. Here’s a list with examples of companies and organizations which have already installed solar.
Agriculture – Yates Mushroom Company, West Grove, Pennsylvania
Business – Toyota, Lancaster, California
Houses of Worship — Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California
Military — Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii
Multiple Family — Southern California Presbyterian Homes, Fresno, California
Schools — Desert Mountain High School, Scottsdale, Arizona
Utility District — Tualatin Valley Water District, Beaverton, Oregon
What types of organizations and businesses can install solar panels?
Just about any type of organization or company can install solar. Here’s a list with examples of organizations that have already installed solar:
- Agriculture — Yates Mushroom Company, West Grove, Pennsylvania
- Business – Toyota, Lancaster, California
- Houses of Worship — Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, California
- Military — Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii
- Multiple Family — Southern California Presbyterian Homes, Fresno, California
- Schools — Desert Mountain High School, Scottsdale, Arizona
- Utility District — Tualatin Valley Water District, Beaverton, Oregon
These would all be classified as commercial installations.