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Adam Simpson @ Paramount Energy Solutions

  1. 1. Introduction to Solar Power
  2. 2. Agenda• Benefits of Solar• How Solar Power Works• Next Steps in Going Solar• Your Customized Proposal• Solar on Your Roof
  3. 3. Benefits of Solar
  4. 4. Tax Credits and Rebates Lock in Utility Costs Protect the environment while increasing the value of your homeExclusive Program: $0 out-of-pocket!
  5. 5. How Solar Works
  6. 6. Solar Panels Turn Sunlightinto Electricity
  7. 7. The more energy you use, the more the utility company willcharge you per kilowatt-hour 40¢/kWh 40¢/kWh 30¢/kWh 12¢/kWh 13¢/kWh Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5 $45/mo $60/mo $125/mo $265/mo Data Source: PG&E
  8. 8. Overall Energy Costs Are on the RiseTop tier utility rates have increased about 15% per year since 2005. $0.45 $0.40 $0.35 Tier 5 $0.30 Tier 4 $0.25 Tier 3 $0.20 Tier 2 $0.15 Tier 1 $0.10 $0.05 $0.00 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Data Source: PG&E
  9. 9. How do you escape these climbing costs? 40¢/kWh 40¢/kWhSolar eliminates the use oftop tier energy levels. 30¢/kWh Solar Power 12¢/kWh 13¢/kWh Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Tier 4 Tier 5 $45/mo $60/mo $125/mo $265/mo Data Source: PG&E
  10. 10. Our SolarCity® PartnershipWhy We Chose SolarCity
  11. 11. We Share a Common Vision• Energize our world with clean, affordable solar powerUnsurpassed Experience• #1 residential solar company in the US• Over 7,500 customers to date• Over 750 employee-ownersBest Installation Teams• On an average day, over 200 SolarCity employees install 1500 panels to help 45 new families go solar
  12. 12. Full Service with the Highest Quality Standards• Employee installers• NABCEP certified supervisors• Highest quality – latest technology• Full-time customer support• Ongoing system monitoring
  13. 13. SolarGuard™ System MonitoringSolarGuard Online Account• Tracks system production• Viewable from your iPhone, Blackberry or onlineMonitoring and Repair Service• SolarCity continually monitors the system• They will dispatch a repair crew if the system is not performing properly
  14. 14. The CanopyTM Mounting System• Patented mounting systems • Fewer mounting points with integrated weather guards to• Black low-profile system blends protect your home elegantly with your roof• Airflow cools panels, improving output and durability EL P AN AR SOL F OO RR YOU
  15. 15. Increasing Your Home’s Value
  16. 16. Based on a study by the Appraisal Institute, each dollar you save annually on your bill provides 20 times that amount in equity– “……a solar electric system increases home value by $20,000 for each $1,000 in annual reduced costs. Often, a solar system can recover much more than 100% of its cost, and this percentage actually increases over time as energy rates rise.” (Copyright 2004, Andy Black of the American Solar Energy Society)Example: Old Electric Bill New Electric Bill Savings Per Month Annual Savings $300 - $100 = $200 x 12 = $2400 $2400 x 20 = $48,000 Increase in Value! http://learn.1bog.org/files/2009/03/black_home_value.pdf
  17. 17. Savings grow every year as utility rates increase Old SolarElectric Lease Bill Payment Old Utility Bill New Utility Bill
  18. 18. State Rebates Are Declining! We Are Here The more time that passes, the more expensive the systems become!Tracked By Number of Megawatts InstalledData Source (PG&E)
  19. 19. SolarCity®Press Recognition
  20. 20. “Refer a Friend” Program Receive $400 for each referral that “Go’s Green” We’ll even host a solar party at your home!
  21. 21. Next Steps in the Process

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