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Installtion Of Residential Solar Power Systems
Beacon wants to make sure your residential solar panel questions are answered. We strive to provide the best solar installation for your home. Below are some of the most common questions about residential solar installations for your home.
How much do solar panels cost?
Because each solar panel system is custom designed for your home, there is no “one size fits all” for solar panels. The installation begins with a customized quote based on several items, including how much your utility bill is, how large your roof is, and where the sun is. For residential installations, Beacon Solar gives customers the choice between various Tier-1 solar panels.
How much will I save with solar?
Beacon Solar customers can save up to 100% of their utility bill excluding the utilities’ standard charges, depending on monthly energy usage and property conditions. Beacon Solar designs all solar systems to offset as much of your electric bill as possible. However, this depends on factors we take into consideration such as roof size, direction, pitch, shading, etc.
Is solar financing available?
Beacon Solar works with lenders to find you the best financing to fund your solar installation.
What is the latest news in Massachusetts for Solar?
In late 2017, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (MA DOER) developed Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) to double its solar capacity to over three gigawatts (GW). SMART has replaced the previous solar incentive program in Massachusetts, Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs). SMART provides a monthly payment to homeowners for the energy you produce. You also qualify for a 30% federal tax credit and will receive up to $1,000 state tax credit. If a customer chooses a solar lease or Power Purchase Agreement (commercial customers only) instead of purchasing or financing, they are not eligible for any federal or Massachusetts solar incentives.
How long will it take to install?
On average the on-site installation is a one to two day process. From start to finish it can take an average of 60 days with planning, install, and getting the system online.
Is maintenance required?
Our solar systems are warrantied to last 25 years and are virtually maintenance free, with the exception of the inverters, which typically last 12-15 years. However, our residential systems come with an automatic inverter warranty extension from 12 to 25 years.
Will I still need to use the grid?
When you have a solar system installed, the electric company installs a meter that can “tick
Beacon Solar designs all solar systems to offset as much of your electric bill as possible. You can offset up to 100% of your bill. However, this depends on factors we take into consideration such as roof size, direction, pitch, shading, etc.
Is there a warranty?
Beacon Solar offers extensive 10-year workmanship and 25-year panel warranty at
Solar Smart Program
Depending on the solar panels you choose, we can assist you in selecting a perfect rack system for your residential solar panels. Racking really makes your install of the solar panels seamless. Inquire today with our team.
Beacon Solar provides the most technologically advanced inverters. We want to make sure that that your residential solar panels are optimized for the most output. Please contact our team to get more information on our inverters.
SOLAR ENERGY MONITORING
The best part of owning a home solar system is seeing your savings in real time. With our systems home solar PV monitoring, you will get real-time charts showing your solar systems production.
Residential Solar Energy Financing Options
Want to know the different options Beacon Solar provides for your home solar installation? Beacon has many options that you can choose from to fund your home solar system, with some ways to get solar for $0 down.
Please click below to see more on residential solar financing options
Purchasing Your System
Purchasing a solar panel system directly will offer you the highest return on your investment. With this option, you receive all Federal and State incentives, without any fees or interest payments that accompany loans. If you buy a solar panel system, roughly 30-50% of the cost is returned to you through tax credits, a state rebate and Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) within the first year and you become cash positive. Over the next 10-20 years, SMART payments are sent out monthly for the energy you produce.
Finance Your System
To get around the hurdle of upfront costs, we offer 100% financing programs through Massachusetts Solar Loans and Sungage Financial. This allows you to own your solar array, take advantage of all the tax credits and rebates, and make a profit in the first year. A solar system saves you on your electric bills and earns you monthly income through Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART). You pay nothing out of pocket and still have greater savings with your low monthly payments.
Lease Your System
If you choose a solar lease facilitated by Beacon Solar, the solar lease provider owns the solar panel system, receives all of the federal tax credits, state rebates, monthly SMART payments and you have a monthly lease payment for 20 years. You will still receive the benefits of a lower utility bill, but will not own the system.
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