Solar in New York is More Important Than You Think
As you consider getting a New York solar installation, you’ll have savings in mind. Solar in New York is one of the best ways to reduce your cost of living and generate a return on investment for decades, not years.
Rooftop solar can power your home, so it’s easy to think of it only in the context of how it can affect your family. While the household benefits of solar are important, you can also consider how solar affects the rest of the grid.
Solar is a Lifeline for Texans During Recent Heat Wave
For an example of how important solar can be, consider the current situation in Texas.
Texans have been experiencing a significant heat wave in recent days, and the grid has been pushed to its limit. Temperature records have been smashed, with some areas of the state recording temperatures as high as 118 degrees. This has placed an unprecedented strain on the grid as more families and businesses turn up the cooling to offset the weather.
Experts predict that without solar, this would have been disastrous for the grid, with widespread outages. However, because there are so many solar homes in Texas connected to the grid (more than 240,000), the demand is offset by the electricity that homeowners can produce. And, for homes that are unoccupied during the day, the excess electricity produced on rooftops gets sent out to the grid.
Having solar on more rooftops creates more energy security. It helps to ensure stability when there’s high demand. Sure, the responsibility of electricity infrastructure shouldn’t fall on homeowners, but we are faced with this reality either way.
Just like in Texas, solar in New York can help to protect, enhance, and sustain the grid.
You Can Build a Return from Your New York Solar Installation
Considering how solar homes have helped support the grid in Texas during the ongoing heatwave, you might wonder if there are financial benefits to sending electricity back to the grid. There are!
- During the day, your home will often produce more electricity than you can consume.
- The excess electricity gets sent to the grid, spinning your meter in reverse.
- This offsets the electricity that you use in the evenings.
- If you end the month having exported more electricity than you used, the credits will carry over.
- If you end a year having exported more than you used, you’ll receive a check from your utility company.
Net Metering is one of the most significant ways that you will save money with solar. There are also other ways, such as taking advantage of solar tax credits and incentives. Solar is more affordable to install than ever, and with the high cost of electricity in New York, the benefits of solar are significant.
Pay less to your utility company and save money over time. That’s solar in a nutshell. You’ll get a 25-year warranty on your solar panels, ensuring that the benefits last for decades to come.
New York Power Solutions is Ready to Help
You can get your free NY solar estimate and a cost/benefit breakdown from the team at New York Power Solutions. We’ll help you to determine the benefits of investing in solar by projecting your savings relative to the cost of installation. Some families will save tens of thousands of dollars with rooftop solar. You can learn more by talking to our team.
Solar in New York is the best home improvement you can make. It will benefit the grid and provide more energy security for you and your neighbors. With the help of our team, you can find out if rooftop solar is right for you.