Solar power is a great option for homeowners in Washington, DC looking to embrace sustainable energy, “go green” and support the local environment. Solar installations use the sun’s energy to provide power to your home and reduce your dependency on the grid. New advances in technology, along with many existing federal and local incentives, have made it increasingly affordable to purchase solar panels or lease a system.
Recently, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed legislation which will increase the District’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Passing through the council unanimously, the bill expands the RPS to 50% by 2032. This will make it even easier for all Washington, DC residents to benefit from solar energy, while improving the Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) market.
You can reduce your carbon footprint, decrease or potentially eliminate your energy bills and increase the value of your home, all by installing solar panels.
Cut Down Your Carbon Footprint
Although air quality in the Washington, DC area has improved over recent years, there’s still lots of work to be done. With over 18 million annual visitors to our national landmarks, like the Washington Monument and National Mall, it’s our responsibility to keep our air clean.
By installing solar panels on your home, you can reduce your contribution to the carbon dioxide emissions significantly affecting our local and global environment. Switching to solar energy will reduce your home’s carbon footprint, and allow you to breathe easier about the future of our neighborhood and the nation’s capital.
Slash Your Energy Bills
Solar energy will lower your monthly electricity bill, and depending on the size of your installation can eliminate your bill entirely. It even has the potential to make you money, by having the utility company pay for the excess electricity you’re producing. Break free from high energy costs in our nation’s capital by producing your own solar power. Additionally, solar energy systems require very little upkeep, so you can keep your ongoing maintenance costs to a minimum.
Increase the Value of Your Home
In a study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), researchers concluded that homes with solar panels sold 20% faster and for 17% more money. Another study conducted by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, found that homes with an average solar installation of just 3.1kW were sold for an average of $18,290 more than non-solar homes.
This means that homes with solar panel installations are more attractive to potential buyers. By going solar, you’ll be increasing the value of your home and ensuring a greater return on investment over other home improvement projects.
EDGE Energy is a proud partner of SunPower, an American company, which manufactures the highest performance solar panels on the market. SunPower offers the only 25-year warranty on every new solar system purchase or lease which includes parts, labor, power and installation!
On top of the SunPower warranty, EDGE Energy also offers a 25-year warranty on our labor. In combination with SunPower’s warranty, you can rest assured that your system will be efficient and reliable for years to come.
In addition to your solar system installation from EDGE Energy, you will receive a certified valuation on the solar for your home whenever you decide to sell. We’ve partnered with another local DC area company, Savenia Labs, that provides the valuation and guarantees you get credit for your investment.
If you’re ready to make the switch and go solar, it’s time to act. The price of solar has never been lower, and the incentives from EDGE Energy have never been higher! Our, team comprised of local home energy efficiency experts, will take a “whole home approach” to your solar installation. You’ll get an appropriately sized system guaranteed to save you money, increase the value of your home and reduce carbon emissions in Washington, DC.
Ready to see what solar energy can do for you? Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a free energy efficiency consultation!
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