Rising energy costs have been a hot topic for New England residents this summer, but more homeowners than ever are installing solar panels to help offset their energy costs. According to Architectural Digest, Massachusetts ranks in the top 10 solar markets in the U.S. Here are six reasons to go solar this summer.

  1. Boost Your Energy Autonomy
    When you produce your own electricity, you’re less susceptible to fluctuating energy rates. According to Market Watch, each solar panel generates an average of 1.5 kilowatt-hours of energy per day, and the average home requires about 20 panels to cover its energy usage. The actual output depends on the type of solar energy system you choose and the environmental conditions in and around your home, including the quality of your insulation.
  2. Increase Your Home’s Value
    With a lifespan of 25 years or more, solar panels will eventually pay for themselves. If you move before then, they have also been shown to increase a home’s appraisal value by an average of 4.1-percent, or $20 for every $1 you save on utility bills (read more about this here.
  3. Help the Environment
    Solar panels are a renewable source of energy that do not pollute the environment. Be a part of the sustainability solution, and power your home with clean, solar energy!

  4. Generate and Store Your Own Electricity
    Saving on energy is great, but when you generate solar energy, you can also save energy. Battery storage from your solar energy system can provide power during storms and outages when your neighbors are in the dark.

  5. Tax Incentives
    The Residential Clean Energy Credit is a federal tax incentive to encourage more U.S. residents to switch to clean, renewable energy. You could deduct up to 30% of the cost of your solar energy system. Plus, Massachusetts offers a state tax incentive of up to 15% of the cost of a new system, as well as a sales tax exemption of 6.25% for solar expenditures.

  6. It Just Makes Sense
    The summer sun is heating up your home; why not harness its energy to help pay your cooling bill? Invest in refined solar technology that harnesses clean energy and ultimately saves you money.

Our Trusted Solar Partner 

HomeWorks Energy is a proud partner of Palmetto, a national company that specializes in the design, implementation, and installation of solar arrays and batteries. They offer personalized estimates to help you reduce energy costs. If you’re interested in going solar, contact Palmetto for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, and find out which type of solar panels are right for your home, and how much you can save. 

Start with an Energy Assessment 

Before you schedule a solar consultation, you’ll want to make sure your home is energy efficient to avoid purchasing more panels than you need. During a No-Cost Mass Save® Home Energy Assessment, a HomeWorks Energy Specialist will provide a custom home energy report and make recommendations (including 100% off air sealing and 70-100% off insulation upgrades) that can help maximize your energy savings. 

Call us today at (781) 305-3319 or visit us online to make an appointment!