More and more households are discovering the benefits of solar energy, and at PD Electric, we’re here to help our neighbors discover everything that renewable energy has to offer. Our solar technicians bring the same level of skill experience, and attention to detail to their solar services that our standard electrical team is known for in Southern California . Whether you’re adding on to an existing solar array or a first-time solar buyer, we’re here to provide you with all the answers, products, and services you need to make your home more energy-efficient with renewable solar energy.
Not only will your solar-powered home use less energy, but it will let you make money off of the energy you don’t use. A process known as net metering gives you rebates from your energy company that you can use on those rare cloudy days when your solar panels can’t quite provide you with all the energy you need. Here’s how it works: a net energy meter keeps track of all the power your solar system produces. Any solar energy that you do not use simultaneous with production will go back into the electrical grid through the meter. At night or on cloudy days, when your system is not producing more than your building needs, you will consume electricity from the grid as normal. Your utility will bill you for the "net" consumption for any given billing period and provide you with a dollar credit for any excess during a given period. You can carry your bill credit forward for up to a year, giving you a safety net that keeps your energy costs low even when your energy generation isn’t at its peak.
Many homeowners experience a immediate decrease in power bills. Depending on electricity requirements and system orientation, the savings can range from up to 75% to the complete elimination of electrical expenses. With the purchase of a new PD Electric Home Solar Energy System, you can dramatically reduce your power bills and immediately take advantage of all the benefits by converting to clean energy.
Electricity costs will continue to rise exponentially. In recent years, there has been more than 21% increase. With the depletion of fossil fuel supplies, energy costs will continue to skyrocket. However, with solar energy, you can lock in and stabilize electrical costs and avoid this ever-increasing rise in utility expenses.
Reduce your carbon footprint and help prevent global warming. Every household generates approximately 7.5 tons of carbon dioxide through the use of electricity every year, so doing your part by switching to solar will help lower greenhouse gas emissions as well as conserve natural resources.
Solar energy systems can increase the value of your home by 20 times the annual electricity savings as shown in recent studies. Additionally, homes with solar systems have a tendancy to sell much faster than homes with out solar, in some cases 15% faster.
Rebates and tax incentives can reduce solar system installation costs by up to 50% depending on your state and local programs. A variety of financing options are now available in many areas to help minimize the upfront exoenses of swithing to solar energy.
Your return on investment would be aooriximately 5-6 years with a 9% annual compound growth rate. Contigent upon monthly weather conditions, you could also save up to 78% off your electric bill.