Aug 28 Why Schools Want Solar Power
Many of our schools are not completely opening for the fall. For us, this means that we may need to find some sort of child care and a curriculum plan for our children. However, while our schools are closed they have been doing everything they can to save money and make sure our schools are ready to reopen with full force. One of the best ways for our school systems to save money , and also help the environment, is with their installation of solar panels. The pros of solar panels for schools is equivalent to the pros for your home.
One of the best benefits that comes with your solar energy is the amount that you save on your monthly electricity bills. The average household in New Jersey can spend upwards of $3,000 annually on just their electric bill. With the addition of solar power to your home, you can save 20% on the monthly electric bill. This all adds up to be a difference of $100 or more on your monthly electric bill. With this, New Jersey continues to raise their prices on electricity. Every year the price per kWh goes up 2%. However, with solar energy, you will not face the increasing costs of electricity. Instead, you will pay the steady rate that is given to you by your solar panel company at the time of signing for your panel installation. This rate is based on the amount of panels you have and the amount of energy you use per month. Rather than overpaying for excess energy, solar costs are based on customization to your home.
2. State Incentives
Depending on which state you reside in, each state has many different incentives for making the switch to solar. In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy is a huge supporter of renewable and clean energy. Because of this, he currently is doing everything he can to keep these incentives going. Currently tax credits, tax exemptions, and net metering are all part of New Jersey’s state incentives that come with solar power. All of these incentives give you a way to earn the money that you put into your panels back, and even enough to let them pay for themselves sometimes. To learn more about each of these incentives please visit our Page.
3. Low Maintenance
As surprising as it may seem, your solar panels require very little to no maintenance. The average lifespans of the panels that you are installing are between 20 to 30 years. However, we do recommend just washing off your panels from time to time. This can be done with a simple garden hose to remove any dirt or dust that has collected on top of your panels. Saving money and also adding no extra chores into the mix of your busy schedule is something we know is important to you.