How solar power can help lower energy bills and earn you California tax incentives

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How solar power can help lower energy bills and earn you California tax incentives

You hear a lot about how solar power is great for the environment – cutting down on energy waste and easily renewable – but there’s another huge benefit to solar energy that you might not realize: it can save you big bucks. There’s good news for California residents: using solar energy not only can help you lower energy bills, but can qualify you for some very valuable California solar tax incentives.

These valuable California solar tax incentives have caused a big spike in the number of Central California residents looking to not help the environment, but to have lower energy bills and save money on taxes too. These valuable incentives have caused such a stir in Central California, that online search engines have seen a rise in searches such as “solar panels Visalia” and “commercial solar contractor Visalia.”  So what kind of tax incentives are available?

Home and business owners can get federal tax incentives for buying and installing solar systems, such as solar photovoltaic and solar hot water systems. These federal tax credits were enacted in 2008 as a part of the Economic Stabilization Act. This act included $18 billion in incentives for clean and renewable energy technologies for home and business owners using green energy sources and in 2008; the legislation extended the solar investment tax credit through December of 2016.

There are several California solar tax incentives that are available for both home and business owners. One major tax credit is under the “million solar roof” plan set by former Governor Schwarzenegger, in which he plans to have than one million California roofs outfitted with solar panels in the next two years. The State of California has issued incentives to help reach that goal.  With those valuable tax incentives, it is no wonder that online search engines have seen a rise in searches such as “solar panels Visalia” and “commercial solar contractor Visalia.”

In addition to tax incentives, solar energy can help save you money through lower energy bills, which is something everyone wants. How does installing solar roof panels and using solar energy in your home save you money? It’s quite simple.

Solar energy is free. After you install solar panels, all you need is a sunny day to harvest the power of the sun to heat and provide electricity to your home. Though there is an upfront cost to installing solar panels, the average household would save about $200 per month on energy bills. In ten years, that is more than $24,000 in savings – a cost far greater than installing panels. And with fuel and gas costs on the rise, solar energy makes sense for people who not only want to save money, but help save the planet too.

If you are looking to save money on electrical costs with solar installation, you need to find an expert that you can trust. JP Electric Service, Inc. has served the Visalia and Tulare County, California areas since 1978. Their staff of friendly and experienced electrical professionals offer free estimates and home evaluations, to provide you with a solar energy proposal, without obligation.