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The advantages of solar energy


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Solar powered homes and commercial buildings have lot of advantages; they do not need to worry about many of the things standard electricity run places do.

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The advantages of solar energy

  1. 1. Benefits of Solar Energy Changing the world, one panel at a time…
  2. 2. What is Solar Energy? Solar energy is one of the fastest growing and environmentally sustainable trends in renewable energy. Light and heat from the sun is converted into electricity using photovoltaic (PV) solar panels installed on the roof. Energy efficient homes and businesses know that solar energy is a smart investment that will benefit them in the long run. skytech solar Learn more about solar energy in the next few pages… 2
  3. 3. Advantages of Solar Energy Pt. 1 Solar powered homes and commercial buildings do not need to worry about many of the things standard electricity run places do. Some of the advantages include: • Lowered utility costs: Solar powered homes and buildings typically receive a reduced utility bill of at least 40-80%. • Increased property value: It’s estimated that a solar powered property has an increased Year 1 value of $18,000. • Government rebates: Many government agencies offer generous incentives for homes and businesses to install solar systems. skytech solar Did You Know….? It’s estimated that electricity bills have gone up almost 30% over It the last 5 years. That rate will continue to increase annually by 9% in certain areas. 3
  4. 4. Advantages of Solar Energy Pt. 2 • Long lifetime: Solar energy systems have a 25 year warranty, but can last 40+ years with occasional maintenance. • Sustainable energy: The sun is an infinite natural source of energy. Unlike fossil fuels it will never run out. • Solar energy credits: When you produce more energy than you need, the utility company will buy back the unused energy for credits. • No carbon footprint: Solar systems produce zero emissions (gasses, smoke) or chemical byproduct. • Creates new jobs: The solar industry has created over 100,000 new domestic jobs. skytech solar Solar energy systems are customizable to the sizes and needs of each home or building. 4
  5. 5. Affordability (Residential) One of the biggest draws of a solar energy system is its high return of interest. Yet many homeowners feel discouraged to invest in a system because of the initial installation fees. However, what many don’t know are the Solar Lease specials available to help them. Compare below the differences between purchasing a solar system and financing one. Buy • Pay upfront • No monthly payments • Want to manage a solar electric system on your own • 10 years of repairs and 24/7 monitoring • Eligible for government rebates and credits • Increases home value Solar Lease • $0 down or discounted lease price* • Low monthly payments • Don’t want to manage your own system • 20 years of repairs and 24/7 monitoring • Eligible for government rebates and credits • Increases home value *Will depend on your FICO scores skytech solar 5
  6. 6. Affordability (Commercial) Businesses can take advantage of the same great benefits that homeowners have. As with residential homes, commercial buildings have the option to buy their systems or finance them with a Solar Energy Commercial Lease. Both will allow businesses to take advantage of the reliability and long term affordability of solar energy. Buy Lease • $0 down or discounted • Pay upfront lease price* • No monthly payments • Lending rates 5% * • Don’t need a • Solar performance money performance money back guarantee back guarantee • 20 years of 24/7 • 10 years of 24/7 monitoring and repairs monitoring and repairs • Comes with Federal • Comes with Federal Investment Tax Credit Investment Tax Credit • Increases property value • Increases property value *Will depend on your FICO scores skytech solar 6
  7. 7. Installation Process Before the process begins a Skytech Solar consultant will guide you through the options and details of installation. Afterwards your roof and neighborhood will be surveyed to make sure there will be no issues with safety. Actual installation time will depend on the size of the roof and if additional precautions need to be taken. Our team will work with you to find the best and most affordable option so that you may enjoy your solar energy system as soon as possible. skytech solar 7
  8. 8. Quiz (True or False) 1. Solar panels do not produce energy when it’s cloudy or foggy. False: While your energy production is tied to sunlight, even when it’s cloudy or foggy you will be able to produce energy just at a slightly smaller rate. 2. When I use solar energy I will still maintain a relationship with the utility company. True: When you use solar, you will still receive a bill from the utility company. During the days when your system produces more energy than you are using, that energy will be “absorbed” by the utility company using a net metering system. The utility company will then give you Solar Energy Credits for the surplus. When you use more energy than you are producing you will use the credits to receive energy from utility company’s electric grid. 3. Solar energy systems are expensive and are unreliable. False: There are many local, federal and state incentives, as well as financing options available for businesses, homeowners and low income families. Systems are on average paid off in less than 10 years. They come with a 25 year warranty and can last for over 40 years. skytech solar 8
  9. 9. About Skytech Solar Skytech Solar is a San Francisco based company founded in 2008 by Colin Swan. Dedicated to making solar energy affordable, they were one of the first solar companies in San Francisco to offer completely free solar energy systems for low-income families. Referred to as an “Enlightened Business” by California Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, they continue their mission every day with their cost effective energy solutions and community outreach. skytech solar 9
  10. 10. For More Information To learn more about solar energy systems or to request a quote, please contact us at (415) 826-2503 or email at skytech solar 10