In the year 2015, the United States saw tremendous growth in solar and renewable energy. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported:
. gains in solar power development were higher than natural gas for the first time in our country’s history.
. solar accounted for 29 percent of new electric capacity.
. residential growth for solar power increased by 66 percent from the year before.
One of the reasons for this residential growth is the increasing popularity of ground mounted solar panel systems. When you live in a sunny state like California, these type of mounting systems are an efficient and easier way to bring solar power to your home.
Ground Mounted Solar Panels
Many homeowners have solar panels installed on their roofs, but this can be expensive and your home has to be able to handle the load. If not, modifications need to be made to the structure to handle the additional weight. The amount of solar panels is also limited to the space available on the roof.
Ground mounted solar panels simply need an open field where they can easily absorb light to provide household electricity. Support structures are used to mount the solar panels. Then, the panels are pointed in directions giving maximum sunlight exposure. Any property with larger grounds than a rooftop instantly increases the potential for more solar panels to be used in a project.
Solar Power Financial Incentives
. Federal programs, and additional state programs depending on where you live, give financial incentives in the form of tax credits and other benefits when you have solar power in your home. You can check what’s currently available by inquiring with the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE).
. According to AngiesList.com, when you have a solar power system it adds resale value to the home – about $25,000 for the average installation in California.
. You’ll see a return on your investment year after year of 10 to 30 percent depending on where you live, what incentives are available in your state, and your particular property.
. You’ll pay significantly less or nothing to your local electric company – for decades to come.
Find the Experts
Consult with a solar power contracting company in your area that has the experience and knowledge you need to have a smooth and efficient system installed at an affordable price. You and your family will enjoy the benefits for many years.