ROSWELL, GA Roswell residents and businesses may soon cash in on discounts for solar power, thanks to an agreement announced Oct. 22 by the City Council.
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Continuing the legacy made in Solarize Dunwoody, Solarize Atlanta continues to break new ground in the adoption of battery storage technology. Solar+Storage is officially a "thing" now and it looks like it's here to stay.
You’ve heard about solar, you may know that the cost of solar has come down 70% since 2010 and that there is a 30% tax credit available to help reduce the upfront cost. And you may even be lucky enough to have a Solarize program in your community that can help reduce the costs another 20%.
But what you may not have heard is that now is the best time to go solar. That’s right, now is the time. Policy and market forces are at play that make 2018 and 2019 the sweet spot to get the most bang for your buck and we’ve got three charts that explain why so you don’t miss out. There are three main drivers that affect the cost of solar and value of a solar investment that everyone should know:
Whether solar increases the value of your property is one of the most frequent questions we get from participants in a Solarize program -- and for good reason.
Payback periods on the investment of solar range from 8-12 years in Georgia. In our increasingly transient society, homeowners are rightfully concerned about whether they will stay in their home long enough to recover their investment.
Luckily for us there are several studies and reports available to shed light on whether solar increases property value. But before diving straight into the reports it is helpful to review what solar is and does for your home.
Solar generates electricity that you would otherwise need to purchase from somewhere else. In fact, solar generates more energy when we need it the most and when electricity from the utility costs the most -- during the hot summer months when air conditioners are blaring in the hot summer sun.