With Roberts-McNutt Solar Systems–You WILL SAVE BIG on your Energy Bills
Two factors are making the installation of solar panels a very SMART investment for homeowners, especially now. The reason is that energy costs are on the rise and their are now more federal and state tax incentives than ever before.
According to a study conducted by the Edison Electric Institute, electricity prices went up 2.5% annually in the past few years, and are following a steady upward trend. That rising cost is being driven in part by the rising cost of fuels, such as coal and natural gas. The bad news is that as these lines continue to go up, so will your electricity bill. With that said, local home improvement experts say an investment in solar will pay for itself in a shorter period of time.
Now let’s talk about tax credits. In an effort to encourage homeowners to go green, the U.S. government has offered significant tax credits for installing solar panels as an alternate energy source. While a tax break that allowed renewable energy companies to recoup 30% of a new project back as a cash grant after construction expired this year, a residential federal tax credit of 30% will remain in place until December 31st of 2016. While the system itself is an investment, it has immediate monetary and environmental benefits.
Here at Roberts -McNutt, we are proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the industry. We have a wealth of experience to handle all of your roofing needs. In mid 2011, we launched our new solar division. As a solar integrator, Roberts-McNutt offers photo-voltaic (PV)solar panels, thermal solar, solar design services, and turn-key installation of residential solar systems and commercial solar systems.
Our solar panels are extremely important to saving you electricity, preserving your hard-earned money, and protecting the planet. Simply put, Solar Electric or Photovoltaic (PV) systems convert light into electricity. For FREE! This is accomplished by using a thin layer of semi-conducting material, enclosed in a glass or plastic casing. A PV system is a balanced mixture of three variables – current electric use, availability of space on the roof and budget.
It’s so simple it mimics a high school science project. First, sunlight strikes the panels, stimulates electrons and creates DC electricity. An inverter is used to convert this electricity AC current which is then wired to your existing electric panel. Electricity then flows to appliances and various outlets as needed and excess electricity feeds back to the grid/utility.
Whether you’re interested in solar or any of our other roofing or waterproofing solutions, Roberts-McNutt CAN HELP YOU! It’s time you start saving money on your heating and cooling bills while helping the environment.