Solar Panels are an up and coming theme around the Country today and a lot of homeowners and business owners are just not privy to the facts because it may or may not be mainstream in their community as of yet. This is changing in a lot of cities around America Today. Just do a quick search in google and you are going to find a plethora of information out there on solar. For me when I was first getting in to solar I didn’t know what to believe, who to trust, or where to go to find accurate third party information on solar energy. I have been in the industry now coming up on 4 years and what I have found to be the most accurate sites for solar information are http://www.greentechmedia.com, http://www.pv-magazine.com, http://www.pv-tech.org these are just a few sources that do not have an interest in whether you go solar or not and will provide facts based on research. I’m doing my best with Solar Electric Texas to take the best products and practices into our company so we can provide the best solar solution for our customers.
Why Solar Makes Sense in San Antonio, Texas is because San Antonio gets nearly 300 days of sun per year so the systems can work to offset energy costs at a very low rate. Energy consumers in this area are paying .11¢ per Kwh (Kilowatt Hour) from their utility company, but if they considered solar they have the potential to lower that .11¢ per Kwh down to .03¢ per Kwh. No even if you are not a math genius you can tell that from 11 to 3 is more than a third in cost reduction. If it was that simple though why doesn’t every one do it? At least that’s the question I would have if I was a consumer. Well because it is not that simple. I know my first thought when I got into solar was man these things are expensive but then I go back to the previous statement a third in cost reduction. The light came on for me at this point. If we take a look at the simple process to obtain a solar system with the immense saving capabilities that it has from a financial benefit and environmental benefit most people I sit down with today say well that’s a no brainer. And I sit back and look at them and am like “I Know”.
So here is how it works an Average Solar System in San Antonio costs around $25,000 dollars (big number I know) but when you look at how the money works it is not that figure. The federal government picks up 30% of that cost which is $7,500 and the local utility company picks up roughly $8,400 of that cost we now have a much lower number we are working with which is $9,100. When was the last time you bought a car and financed $9,100 or more??? Well even if you don’t finance and you pay cash for a vehicle if you paid $9,100 dollars for a solar system and never had an electric bill again would that make sense? Now back to the financing if you financed $9,100 at 2.99% interest then you payment for the system would be $75.52 per month. So the question is would you rather pay an electric bill of $100 a month or an electric bill of $75 a month. I know a no brainer well that’s exactly how solar works it eliminates that $100 bill that is never going to go away to your utility company and it replaces it with a smaller bill $75 bill that goes away. I did my best to make that make sense. Does it?
On to the Green
Description of Savings
Quantification of Savings
Solar Array Output
Solar Array - CO2 Offsets
Tons of Carbon ANL
Solar Array - CO2 Offsets
Pounds of Carbon ANL
Solar Array - Cars off the Road
Cars Taken off the Road
Solar Array - Gasoline Equivalent
Gallons of Gas
Solar Array - Tree Equivalent
Trees Cleansing the Air
Solar Array - Tree Planting Equivalent
Trees Planted for Life
Solar Array - Average Homes Powered
Homes Powered ANL
Solar Array - Average Lightbulbs Powered
Lightbulbs Powered ANL
Those numbers speak for themselves. The bottom line and this is the bottom line how can you make a decision on solar if you don’t have the facts we provide a free assessment with detailed information from third party sources so you can make an educated decision on whether or not solar makes sense for you or not. What you got to lose… Just your electric bill.