Reasons to go Solar on Maui
Going green with a solar system on Maui is the best thing you can do today. The Sun is the cleanest source of energy on earth. Going solar means making the most of sunlight to produce green renewable energy for your home or business.
If you’re wondering why having a solar system is better than the electricity from your utility company, read on!
Key reasons to go solar on Maui
The cost of electricity on Maui is higher than most areas of the USA. While other states may pay 7-11 cents per Kilowatt Hour (kwh). Here on Maui we pay an average of 34 cents per kwh! Compare your old bills to your new ones and see how much the cost of electricity has skyrocketed. These increases will only continue as the price of oil increases and stock holders demand additional earnings.
We have all of this beautiful sunlight, yet are getting “burned” by high prices for electricity. Solar energy is a natural! That in mind, the following reasons explain why it’s a total waste of money to NOT go Solar on Maui!
Eradicate or lower your electricity bills
Once you go green with a solar system on Maui, you don’t have to bother about electricity bills anymore. Depending on the capacity of the solar system you want, you may either eradicate your electricity bills or lower it.
If your solar system can generate enough electricity to power your entire home and appliances, you can do away with your electricity company. If the system can only supply some of the electricity you need, you’ll end up with lower electricity bills.
The average costs of electricity on Maui are more expensive compared to other parts of the country. Going forward, the costs of electricity on the island can only get higher. Your best bet is to have a solar system installed on your rooftop to produce the electricity you need.
Now is the time to add your own private power plant right on your roof, your own photovoltaic solar system and have backup power!
Be eligible for tax credits and other key benefits
Many people cannot afford to buy a solar system as the cost can be very high, so using government incentives, we offer Maui homeowners a $0 Down Program (no money down solar).
That in mind, you shouldn’t miss out on the various tax credits and incentives available to homeowners with solar systems! Once you decide to go solar, you’re eligible for the federal 26% solar tax credit, available for residential solar systems installed until December 31,2022.
Another key benefit is the Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credit (RETITC), a 35% state solar tax credit for residential solar system in Hawaii. As a homeowner with a solar system, you’re eligible for up to $5,000 tax reduction.
Even more, moderate-income earners on the island are eligible for certain on-bill financing for their solar system known as the Green Energy Money Saver Program (GEMS). The billing covers solar water heater and home batteries, etc.
For homeowners on Maui to be eligible for GEMS, they are required to connect their solar systems to either Hawaiian Electric Light (HELCO), Hawaiian Electric (HECO), or Maui Electric (MECO).
Boost your property value
Did you know solar homes sell for more?
Homes with solar systems are sold faster and at higher prices compared to similar properties without any. Having a solar system on your rooftop significantly boosts the property value making it more attractive. With a solar system on your rooftop, you’ll save a lot on electricity and then sell the property at a higher price if you ever decide to sell.
Having a strong roof is key if you’re going solar and you want the panels on your rooftop. However, you shouldn’t bother about the extra cost of roof repair or replacement if your roof isn’t strong enough or requires some fixing. Solar Panels Maui now offers roof repairs and replacement and can wrap the cost of a solar system in a single loan.
Low maintenance costs
The costs of maintaining solar systems are extremely low. Since the panels are fixed and without moving parts, they hardly require any maintenance. Most of the maintenance only require washing or cleaning the panels about once or twice in a year. This cleaning may be required to get rid of dirt and dusts that gather on the surface of the panels.
Protect the environment!
A lower electric bill and knowing that you are helping the environment are two great reasons to go solar on Maui? Yes, it’s possible!
Unlike the typical energy generated from burning fossil fuels that triggers various environment and air pollution, solar energy is clean, natural, renewable and safer for the island. Hawaii is one of the most remarkable places on earth and you can make it safer and better by reducing your carbon footprints.
The typical electricity, generated from burning fossil fuels release various harmful chemicals into the atmosphere including greenhouses gases, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide etc.
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Take advantage of our Solar programs and join others on Maui who are controlling their energy costs! Get in touch with Mitch today!