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How to Install Solar Panels at Home – to Save the Earth and Your Bank Account

How to Install Solar Panels at Home – to Save the Earth and Your Bank Account

Reported by: The Guardian, March 1, 2017

With solar energy becoming cheaper, and state and federal authorities offering tax credits and other incentives – now is a good time to switch. Turning your home into a mini power plant can save you good money on the electric bill. The solar energy market is growing because it has been reported that the average price for solar energy systems has fallen 54% between 2010 and 2016. While installing solar panels on your roof is a big project, it can pay big dividends. Investigate if your state or utility offers rebates or other incentives to help lower the cost of going solar. The federal government offers a 30% tax credit (though it’s set to decline starting in 2020). States with strong policies to promote solar energy use, like New York, have created websites listing incentives, financing options and tips for hiring a contractor to install the solar panels. To read the entire article – click here.