At 3 Guys Solar, LLC, we enjoy helping families and businesses take advantage of all the benefits that solar energy has to offer. By starting with a free home energy audit or commercial assessment, we can determine where you are at with energy consumption and what you can gain by going solar. The Orlando, Florida climate with more than 235 annual days of sunshine makes solar energy a great option. Solar energy can save you a ton of money and save the environment too. Here’s how:
- High electricity prices- The higher the electricity prices in an area, the more you stand to save by having solar energy installed. Florida ranks as one of the best for saving with solar. It is outpaced only by the southwestern states, as well as New York and Hawaii.
- Solar costs have dropped- When solar energy was first getting started, the cost to have it installed meant waiting for a lifetime to recoup your costs. That is no longer the case, thanks to innovations in solar energy.
- Federal tax credit- There is still a federal tax credit in effect. In fact, it was extended in December 2020. The rate for 2021 and 2022 is 26 percent. It is currently set to drop to 22 percent for 2023 and then go to a 10 percent tax credit for commercial solar only in 2024, although another extension could come up before then.
- Environmental benefits- The reduction of carbon emissions relative to utilizing solar energy are more beneficial than you might think. Each kilowatt hour of energy you produce with solar energy eliminates roughly a pound of carbon emissions.