Solar Payback

Energy Independence

Your Own "Green" Power Plant

Right now, your home is powered by the local utility — most likely a coal-fired power plant that burns fossil fuels, emitting carbon dioxide and air pollution. When you install solar panels on your roof, you transform your home from just another house into a "green" power plant, generating clean efficient energy for your home year round. Whether you’re powering up your computer, running your dishwasher or brewing a pot of coffee, the energy comes straight from the sun — not from burning fossil fuels. Going solar also reduces our reliance on overseas oil and gas and increases our energy independence as a country. As our own domestic sources of oil and gas dwindle over the coming years, it’s increasingly important to find alternative energy sources so that we can reduce our reliance on foreign fuel sources.

Independence from Rising Electricity Prices

U.S. electricity prices over the past decade have been very volatile, making it difficult for anyone to plan for that part of their household budget. Once we install your solar panels, you no longer have to worry about rising electricity prices for the portion of your electricity that comes from solar. You have effectively locked in your rates for the next 25 years. As prices rise, you receive a bigger and bigger benefit from your smart early investment.

U.S. Electricity Prices