Solar Overview

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Utility rates have doubled in the last 20 years.

History shows that utility costs increase at an average rate of 3-6% per year. Let’s use 3% as a conservative model. At that rate, your utility bill will likely double during our 25-year solar equipment warranty. By going solar, you break the cycle of increasing energy costs and put that money back into your pocket. The benefits of solar panels are wide-ranging and constantly growing.

Whether you already know that solar is right for you or you are new to solar entirely, we want to thank you for considering LA Solar Group as your solar system provider.

For those of you who did not think solar was right for you based on previous experiences, we appreciate your reconsidering going solar with LA Solar Group.

By going solar, you choose to install solar panels, shingles, or tiles, either on your roof or the ground. These solar panel systems will convert radiant energy from the sun into electricity that you can readily use or store for later use. The use of solar energy offsets the energy that you would have used from your electric utility company. Solar systems for home are a fantastic investment that benefits you for years to come.

Solar is a proven technology

Generating electricity from solar energy is a proven technology. Solar energy has been in use for decades, or millions of years if you consider photosynthesis. Solar energy can power small devices like calculators and more extensive equipment like satellites, space probes, space stations, and the Mars Rover. For residential purposes, the end-to-end process of solar implementation is proven to work very well. We have the data to support solar energy, including solar cell manufacturing, solar panel integration, installation, and bill reductions. The components that comprise a solar system have no moving parts, require no regular maintenance, and are highly durable and reliable with standard manufacturer warranties that range from 10 to 25 years. The technology has been improving in recent years. Today, the top solar panel companies suggest better solar battery storage systems and solar panel systems for the home. The benefits of solar panels are constantly evolving and growing.

SOLAR PROVIDES REAL BENEFITS​

Just as the technology is proven, so are the savings that solar generates. Solar is an investment that produces electricity and provides tangible savings from the very first day of operation. Solar installation results in a hedge against future electric rate increases, a relatively short payback period, and an above-average return on investment (ROI). Another significant benefit of solar panels is their impact on the environment. The energy produced by solar panels is free of pollution and causes no greenhouse gas emissions after installation.

SOLAR is affordable

It is a common misconception that going solar is not affordable. Although the upfront solar panel price may seem relatively high, there are many options and incentives that lower the net cost. These options make solar affordable and enable most people to enjoy the benefits of solar panels – financing, leasing, rebates, tax credits, and rising energy costs. Some opportunities allow for more savings than others, but any of these options still provide a long-term net financial benefit. With technologies in the solar power industry constantly advancing and improving, the solar panel price is also frequently reduced. Moreover, generating power means an immediate reduction of energy bills. The financial benefits of solar panels are just one important reason to go solar.

Part of your total energy plan

1

Monitor your usage

Install energy consumption monitoring devices that show when, how much, and on what devices you consume electricity.

2

Reduce your usage

Look at ways you can reduce your usage overall or during peak times.

3

Use electric powered devices

Utilize more electric-powered devices, appliances, and vehicles.

4

USE ENERGY EFFICIENT DEVICE​

Install energy-efficient appliances and devices such as LED lights, variable speed pool pumps, or solar attic fans.

5

Generate energy from renewable sources

Generate and use energy from clean and renewable energy sources, like solar.

6

SELECT THE BEST RATE PLAN​

Select the rate plan that meets your needs and makes the most financial sense.

7

Take advantage of available incentives

There are numerous manufacturers, utility companies, local, state, and federal government incentive programs to help you go green.

8

Partner with an experienced and trustworthy company

Work with a partner who believes in their mission. Choose a company that believes they are successful only when their customers succeed. These are the partners who will provide continuous value in your solar journey.

Choosing the right Solar Partner

The process of going solar may seem long and complicated. There are many steps involved, but most of these steps are in place to ensure that the right solution is found. A quality-minded, experienced partner will own and manage all of the steps – from the point of signing the contract to being granted permission to operate (PTO).

Choosing the best solar panel company for your situation is essential, but it can also be stressful and difficult. Many solar panel companies advertise themselves as the best solar panel company. However, their messaging and offerings are inconsistent and confusing. There are third-party companies that act as brokers and recommend the “right” solar company for you. Also, you may find contractors that install solar as a side business or as a secondary trade. Their primary business may be roofing, electrical, or general construction, and they only install solar panels on the side.

To help you decipher and decide, consider the following:

  • Choose a solar company whose primary focus is solar. These companies will be more experienced, committed, and motivated to provide the best customer service. Since technology, processes, products, and best practices are continually changing, solar-focused companies will be current and utilize the latest solar developments. These are the companies that will provide you with the best solution.
  • Choose a solar company whose primary experience is solar. Many solar panel companies advertise 10, 20, or 30 years in business. What they don’t advertise is how many of those years were focused on solar. They don’t publicize the age of their solar license. It’s important to research any solar panel companies that you are considering. Check their license history and how many local government agency permits they have obtained. A great website to check on how many projects have been completed by a contractor is Buildzoom. For California, you can check license histories and details at the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) site:http://www.cslb.ca.gov/.
  • Choose a solar company that offers a choice to fit your needs. The company should offer a selection of products and services that can adapt to your specific situation. They should not try to sell you on products or services based on an exclusive relationship with a particular manufacturer. A company that offers choices is more likely to provide unbiased recommendations and have the desired expertise and experience. It’s like the adage that when you sell only a hammer, all problems look like nails. The right solar panel companies should meet all your needs and requirements. They should suggest the solar system for home that is designed precisely for you.
  • Choose a solar company that is financially stable and has a sound business model. Having a contractor’s license is not enough to be fully qualified. The company also needs to be in sound financial standing and have a sustainable business model to maintain your system. A reliable company should be able to honor the guarantees and warranties through the 25-year solar system lifespan. Inquire if the solar company is forward-looking, innovating, improving its processes, hiring the best, and looking out for its customers.
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