As more Maryland homeowners search for ways to save money on energy costs, solar power is the renewable energy solution that can help. New innovative technology, combined with federal and local incentives, have made leasing or purchasing a solar system for your home easier and more affordable than ever.
By installing solar panels on your home, you can improve the value of your home, decrease your carbon footprint and reduce or potentially eliminate your energy costs.
The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab conducted a study that found that homes with an average solar array of just 3.1kW were sold for an average of $18,290 more than homes without solar. This conclusion demonstrates just how attractive homebuyers find solar system installations. Switching to solar energy increases the value of your home and allows you to experience a larger return on investment over other standard home improvement projects.
Maryland unfortunately has some of the country’s worst air pollution. By going solar, you can reduce your contribution to the emissions of carbon dioxide affecting Maryland and the globe. Installing a solar array for your home will decrease your carbon footprint to improve Maryland’s air quality, and help ensure tourists will continue flocking to Annapolis, Ocean City, and other local attractions.
Solar power will lower your monthly electricity bill and could even eliminate it entirely. It’s also possible for your solar system to generate income, since your utility company could pay for the excess electricity your home produces. Solar systems in Maryland barely need any upkeep, so you can keep all ongoing maintenance costs to a minimum.
EDGE Energy, your local Maryland-based energy experts, is partnered with SunPower, a producer of the highest performance solar panels on the market. SunPower provides a 25-year warranty on every new solar system lease or purchase and includes parts, power, labor and installation. Combined with the SunPower warranty, EDGE Energy offers a 25-year warranty on our labor. These warranties ensure that your solar energy system will be producing energy efficiently for dozens of years.
In addition to your solar system installation and the warranties provided by EDGE Energy and SunPower, you receive a certified valuation on the solar for your home whenever you decide to sell. Savenia Labs, a local partner of EDGE Energy, conducts the valuation and ensures your investment works for you.
The EDGE Energy team of local home energy efficiency experts will take a “whole home approach” to your new solar energy installation. With EDGE Energy, you can be certain your solar system increases the value of your home, reduces your carbon footprint and saves you money!
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To achieve Passivhaus certification, the homes have to achieve a minimum air tightness level of 0.60 ACH 50, which is five times “tighter” than the 3.0 ACH 50 required of new Maryland code-built houses. In this image, Robert Champ of...