Despite the fact that residential solar energy solutions present significant benefits to electric utility customers and the state economy, there is a lot of misinformation being circulated about this technology. Consequently, many citizens remain uninformed about Bay Area solar energy.

To address this problem, let’s review some of the facts about solar power, courtesy of CleanTechnica, a green technology news site:

  • Americans who purchased a solar panel installation in 2011, when solar modules were more expensive than they are now, will save $20,080 over the next 20 years in energy costs. More remarkably, these savings come after these solar customers have paid off the cost of buying their system. The average Californian who bought their panels in 2011 will save $34,260.
  • Most customers who decide to switch to solar power do so for financial reasons. Although solar energy is great for the environment and helps cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, for many families this is a secondary benefit, rather than their principle reason for switching.
  • You can have solar panels installed on your home without having to make a down payment. In fact, most California residential solar is either leased or installed as part of a power purchase agreement.

These are just a few of the many arguments that one can make in favor of solar power. If you’re interested in finding out how your household can take advantage of California solar rebates and other financial incentive programs, give West Coast Solar a call today. We can perform a consultation and let you know more details about the installation process.