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Why you should still consider solar during the pandemic

Posted by Zenernet on September 1, 2020 at 2:29 PM

With people spending far more time (and using far more energy) at home, going solar is a better investment now than ever. Going solar is always a big, complicated decision - even in ordinary times, which these most certainly are not. For all the extra time we're spending at home, the chaotic nature of everyday life has seemingly only increased - especially with those homes serving as offices and classrooms for the foreseeable future. 

 

With all this going on, it's easy to understand why many would move a project like going solar to the back burner. But the truth is, there's never been a better time to go solar, and delaying could cause you to miss out on savings. Read on to see why now's a great time to go solar - we'd love to help you through the process and make the decision easy and stress-free!

1. Zenernet's process is fully remote and stress-free

The last thing anyone needs right now is another source of stress, and our process is designed to be safe and easy. Our consultation has been fully remote since Day One - originally, we made this decision with ease of use and convenience for our homeowners in mind, but today, the inherent safety of this approach has become even more important. 

In addition to your safety and convenience, we prioritize education in our consultation. Our goal is to arm you with the knowledge to make the best decision for you - not to pressure you into a decision that doesn't make sense. 

 

2. More time spent at home means higher energy use (and higher bills)

Not so long ago, most people spent a significant portion of their days away from home - with parents at the office and kids in school, the lights were switched off, A/C turned down, and devices left idle. Now, all these energy users and more run practically around the clock. 

With this shift, energy bills can be expected to rise - and there's no telling how long the work-from-home environment will last. There's plenty of speculation that many companies will embrace the model permanently. 

In any case, the cost of energy from utilities is sure to increase over time. Rates for utilities across the country have consistently gone up year over year, and are expected to continue to rise. Because of this, the sooner homeowners go solar, the better the return on investment - and in today's situation, the investment carries the added benefit of reducing the financial impact of spending more time at home. 

 

3. The biggest incentive in solar is set to decrease in value at the end of the year

Time is of the essence for homeowners seeking to maximize the value of going solar - in order to claim the full 26% value of the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), homeowners need to have their system fully installed by the end of 2020. At that point, the incentive will drop in value to 22%, before expiring for good at the end of 2021. 

These deadlines are set in stone, pandemic or no pandemic - and the additional savings that can be gained by acting now are significant. We recommend homeowners interested in claiming the 26% tax credit value start the process as soon as possible. 

 

Ready to get the ball rolling? Click below to get started with our easy consultation process and see how much you can save by going solar. 

 

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