Residential Solar Panel System
Living in Tucson, adding residential solar panels to your home is something of a no-brainer. After all, there are few places in the U.S. with as many days of sunshine as Southern Arizona. Still, you may have some questions about residential solar panels in Tucson, solar installation costs, and their potential benefits for your home. Contacting a solar energy contractor at Intelligent Design can help you understand what solar panels can offer to your home.
Is It Worth Investing in Residential Solar Panels in Tucson?
As per the U.S. Energy Information Administration, residents of Arizona pay higher electricity bills in comparison to their peers in the country. Electric rates are expected to rise in the coming years, and installing a residential solar panel system in your home will safeguard you from the mounting electricity bills. It is estimated that an average home in Tucson with solar panels is expected to save $13,000 during the lifetime of the panels. Why should you spend on electricity bills every month, when you can save with solar installation? Intelligent Design can help the residents of Tucson by installing solar panel systems and help them save on their energy costs.
What can I expect when I contact a solar company about residential solar panels?
The first step for installing residential solar panels is scheduling a free solar quote with one of our technicians. If you decide to install your solar panel system with us, we’ll set an installation date and walk you through the project details. After the planning stages, the installation is usually only a 1-3 day project, depending on how many panels you’re installing.
Intelligent Design is a leading solar company in Tucson, AZ. We’re here to help with answers to any questions you may have. We can also help you plan to scale up your conversion to solar, starting with solar AC and installing solar panels later.
What portion of my home energy needs will be met with a solar system?
One of the great things about residential solar panels is that they are flexible. For example, they can power your whole home or just a specific system, such as the water heater. If you want to power the average house entirely with solar, you will likely need about 16 total panels, give or take. However, your system should still be connected to the municipal power grid.
Because there are still cloudy days in Tucson—and because solar panels can’t work at 100% capacity around the clock—they may not always be able to meet current energy demands. Still, your use of local electricity services will likely be offset with surplus production days when sunshine is plentiful.
What Are the Solar Incentives in Tucson?
1. Federal Solar Tax Credit
The best solar incentive comes from the federal government’s solar program. Under the federal solar tax credit, one can deduct 26% of the total cost of installing residential solar panels. One can claim the tax credit over many years if the amount owed in taxes is less than the amount of tax credit.
The 26% federal solar tax credit is set to step down to just 22% by the end of 2022. This is the best time to go solar and invest in solar power systems and maximize your solar savings.
2. Arizona Solar Energy Credit
In addition to the federal tax credit, residents of Arizona can also get the solar energy credit from the state of Arizona. Residents can enjoy 25% off the cost of the solar system, up to $1,000, under the Residential Arizona Solar Tax Credit system.
3. Tucson Solar Tax Exemptions
In Arizona, the Solar Equipment Sales Tax Exemption protects one from paying any Arizona solar tax. There is no sales tax required to be paid on the purchase of a solar system in Tucson, AZ!
Ready to start taking advantage of all the benefits of solar power? Call Intelligent Design today to schedule your free solar estimate.
Do residential solar panels have to go on the roof?
Often, homeowners think of residential solar panels as a rooftop addition. However, some homeowners prefer to keep panels out of plain view from the curb. Additionally, some roof structures may not be adequate to house the panels. Fortunately, solar panels can be installed on the ground. While the roof does provide an advantage by limiting shade, most Tucson backyards offer ample space for solar panel installation.
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