Solar Power in Texas is More Accessible and Affordable than Ever Before

Posted by Solar Expert on January 28, 2022

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More and more homeowners like you are switching to residential solar power. A solar system installation from a trusted provider like DFW Solar Electric can drastically reduce your electricity consumption from your local power grid helping make your house more sustainable in 2022. Read the full article to learn more.

More and more homeowners like you are switching to residential solar power.

Every individual’s motivation behind the switch may be different. For example, you might want to switch to contribute to a greener, more sustainable future. Combined with lifestyle changes, switching to solar power can drastically reduce your personal reliance on energy or products generated with unsustainable fossil fuels like oil, coal, or natural gas.

You may look at solar power as simply an investment in the value of your home. Studies suggest that solar panel installations can dramatically increase the resale value of your home, as prospective buyers consider these same motivations.

Or you might just want to save a buck. Several thousands of bucks, really. Maybe you’re tired of seeing your energy costs rise and fall, seemingly arbitrarily, and with very few options to choose from. Maybe you have no options at all – Texas still has scores of cities without a deregulated energy market, so you may be stuck paying the same electric provider higher and higher bills and fees each year. Maybe you’re just tired of the monthly bills, full stop.

The good news is that equipping your home with reliable, efficient solar panels from DFW Solar Electric has never been easier or more accessible. What’s more, solar installations are more affordable than they’ve ever been, and the efficiency of newer systems means they can start saving you money even faster. The opportunity for energy independence and a more environmentally-friendly home is waiting for you.

Solar Panels – Easy to Understand, Easy to Access

The very first solar panels date back to the 1800s, but the technology was still woefully inefficient and prohibitively expensive to produce. The modern solar cell as we know it wasn’t created until 1954.

Solar panels have made leaps and bounds in efficiency, size, and scalability in the decades since. Homeowners started joining the solar revolution in the 1970s following the passage of the Solar Energy Research, Development and Demonstration Act of 1974, in which the federal government vowed to make “solar viable and affordable” and market it to the public.

Today, a larger share of homeowners than ever before say they’ve already installed solar panels at home – around 6% in 2017, according to Pew Research – while another 46% said they had strongly considered solar panels in the previous year.

Reliable, local solar providers like DFW Solar Electric have only made the process of installing solar panels easier to manage, more transparent, and more personal. With DFW Solar Electric, you not only boost the value of your home and save money but also contribute to a thriving and growing market of solar technician jobs in your area.

Advancing solar panel technology also means that a solar installation doesn’t have to be an eyesore. Of course, added solar panels could never look quite as clean as a system integrated with a newly built roof. Still, solar panels are more compact than they’ve ever been, and the experts at DFW Solar Electric can design a system that only places panels in the most optimal positions on your roof.

Solar Panels – More Affordable than Ever

A key reason homeowners like you install solar panels is to save money by reducing their reliance on local power grids.

Even so, a system of solar panels and energy storage can be a considerable investment for most. However, even in calling it that, we’ve already identified why so many homeowners take the plunge anyway. It’s an investment.

As mentioned before, high-quality solar panels can increase a home’s value by as much as $6,000 for each kilowatt of potential output, plus an additional estimated blanket increase of 4.1%. The potential resale value to be gained is enough to completely offset the initial cost of your system, often as much as two or three times.

Beyond that, solar panels can start saving you money directly and right away. Most states – Texas included – allow significant tax exemptions for the value of your solar panels. Some may even offer additional tax incentives or market-rate kickbacks for any power your panels overproduce and pump back into the public utility grid. The federal government also provides tax credits for solar switchers in any state, so the savings are available for the taking.

In a more pronounced and direct way, a residential solar panel system can dramatically reduce or wholly eliminate your need to purchase electricity from a local provider. We’re all familiar with how volatile electricity rates can be, not to mention unexpected power failures during inclement weather events. The peace of mind and actual dollars you stand to save by saying “no thanks” to electric providers cannot be overstated.

Let DFW Solar Electric show you how affordable and accessible a solar panel installation can be, not to mention the money you can keep saving for decades to come. Give us a call at 972-827-7651 or visit us at https://dfwsolarelectric.com to schedule a consultation with one of our solar experts. We’ll evaluate your home’s roof so we can get to work designing the best possible system to meet your energy needs.

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