Below are the answers to many of your questions, but you can also give us a call at 706-547-2167 to get your free personalized Cooperative Solar analysis.
- Potential added value to your home for future sale credits.
- Tax credits, if available, you should plan to take advantage of any tax credits applicable to your system. Your tax advisor can provide guidance.
- Non-tangible benefits: Reducing your carbon footprint, supporting renewable energy, and being an early adopter of green technology.
A common misconception with solar is that you will no longer receive an electric bill, or that your electric bill will be $0. Even members who purchase solar panels will receive a Jefferson Energy bill each month. This is because solar arrays are not typically sized to meet the total energy needs of the home. Production can also be variable based on the weather. Solar members often rely on JEC for at least a portion of their power, and they depend on the reliability offered by the grid.
Compared to other distributed energy technologies, operation and maintenance costs of solar panels are relatively low. Costs may include occasional cleaning of panels, regular visual inspections and possible repair or replacement of the inverter and/or components after several years.
As technology and scientific advances occur, a need to upgrade and improve your installed rooftop-solar panels will rise. The cost of upgrades will need to be a fee you should consider in the future.
You can also give us a call at 706-547-2167 to get your free personalized Cooperative Solar analysis.