You may not realize this, but if you’re considering installing photovoltaic (PV) solar panels on your home, the best place to start is actually…energy efficiency. If you start by finding ways to decrease your energy consumption first (such as by installing proper insulation, air sealing your home, repairing and sealing ducts, etc.) you can significantly reduce the amount of energy you need to produce, which means a smaller and more affordable solar panel system can do the job.
Solar energy can generate all or some of a home’s electricity needs. PV systems, or solar panel systems, convert sunlight into electricity. With ample sunlight, PV systems can harness energy in hot and cold climates. Panels are designed to survive storm and hail damage and are resistant to degradation from ultraviolet rays. They are also highly reliable and require little maintenance.
To help reduce the upfront costs of installing solar panels, federal and state incentives in the form of tax credits and grants, as well as utility rebates, are available. Plus, solar panels can pay for themselves over time – and with electric utility rates continually on the rise, the economics of installing solar panels are looking better and better all the time. Grid-connected PV systems are particularly cost-effective because excess electricity sent back to the power grid can earn homeowners direct rebates or credits from local utility providers.
With improved aesthetics, proven and reliable technologies, experience you can trust, and a company you know will be there in the decades to come, Synergy Companies can help relieve the pain of high energy bills, a large carbon footprint, and complete dependence on the utility–and we can even improve the look of your home while doing it! From system design and installation to financing and customer service, Synergy will ensure you are provided the complete and best energy solution for your home.
About Synergy Companies
Synergy Companies was established in 1981 in the San Francisco Bay Area starting with home insulation, and expanding to energy efficiency and solar generation. Today Synergy Companies has offices in the Hayward and San Leandro in the East Bay; Sacramento, Lodi, and Fresno in the Central Valley; and Riverside County and San Diego in Southern California. We now offer a host of home energy management products and services including home energy audits; attic, wall, and floor insulation; insulation removal; whole house fans and attic fans; heating and air conditioning services; air sealing and weatherization; and photovoltaic solar panel installations.
Call us at (800) 429-9610 to learn more or schedule an appointment.
Energy for Life Advantage
While energy efficiency reduces energy consumption, solar empowers consumers with the ability to create and own their own energy! Solar customers can become energy independent, avoid future rate hikes, contribute to environmental responsibility, and lead by example. With rebates covering much of the cost, now is going to be remembered as a pivotal and historic time to invest in solar, and Synergy has a record of excellence in providing customers with the only complete and comprehensive energy solutions.
Most customers first question is: “How much will it cost me?” People who get solar end up saving much more than they spend, so the decision to get solar is often seen as an investment rather than an expense. Generally speaking, residential customers’ total investment can range anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000, where a $10,000 system will usually save customers $15,000-$50,000 and a $100,000 system will save well over $200,000 — money that would have been spent on volatile and costly utility bills.