Change the way you purchase electricity with a lower, fixed monthly payment from a clean sustainable source. With SunPower® by Infinity Solar, you pay for your solar by the month instead of paying your electric company. It works just like your utility bill, except the cost is fixed and lower.
What are the benefits of a residential solar panel installation?
Do you dread when your electric bill arrives each month? Like most homeowners in New York and New Jersey, your bill is probably unpredictable.
With a residential solar panel installation, you will immediately save money on your monthly electric bill by paying one fixed amount each month through a leasing program designed to fit your lifestyle.
Depending upon the size and type of solar system you have installed, you could shave up to 100% off your electric costs. If you choose to purchase the system, you could reduce your electric costs to the bare minimum required to keep you connected to the grid.
While saving money on your home’s energy costs is a good reason to consider a residential solar panel installation, there are several other benefits to consider.
Increases the value of your home
Recover nearly all the investment costs of solar panels if you move, on top of annual energy savings.
Requires little maintenence
Few moving parts means system breakdowns are very unlikely. With a 25-year-warranty, you’re still covered should an issue arise.
Utilizes renewable energy
Solar panels reduce your dependence on a volatile energy market by utilizing the sun’s power.
Reduces your carbon footprint
Contribute to a more sustainable future and a greener environment by decreasing CO2 emissions.
How do residential solar panels power your home?
Remember having a calculator that was powered by light? It had a small panel of photovoltaic (PV) cells that allowed it to run or recharge its battery without having to plug it into electricity or change batteries. On a larger scale, solar panels on your roof work in a similar way. Each panel contains multiple PV cells made of semiconductor materials, such as silicon, that convert sunlight into electricity.
As the light from the sun hits the PV cell, the semiconductor material absorbs some of its energy. In this process, the energy knocks electrons loose, thus enabling them to flow freely. The electric field within the PV cell directs the electrons into a certain direction, which establishes a direct electrical current. This electricity is drawn from the PV cell through the metal contacts that are built into the cell.
The direct current that is produced by the network of solar panels on your roof cannot be used in its direct form. As it leaves your panels, it travels down a wire conduit to an inverter. This inverter then converts the fixed current into alternating current, which can then be used to power your home’s appliances.
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Are there incentives to reduce upfront costs?
Your residential solar panel installation will start providing you with savings immediately. Your initial costs are determined based on whether you decide to lease or purchase your solar panel system outright.
- Leasing Solar: When leasing from SunPower® by Infinity Solar, your initial upfront costs are zero. You will just pay a fixed rate every month during the term of the lease while they own the system.
- Owning Solar: If you choose to purchase your solar system, you will have to pay all the equipment and installation costs upfront. You can recoup 50% of these costs in the first year through a credit on your Federal income taxes, with the rest being recouped over time.
- Solar Incentives: Rebates and other incentives may be available from the state and your local utilities. Depending upon your electricity usage, you should fully achieve your return on investment within five to ten years of installing your system.
Residential solar panel installation in New York and New Jersey
SunPower® by Infinity Solar is located in Pearl River, NY and has been installing solar panels on homes in Rockland County, Orange County and Westchester County for many years. While these are our primary service areas, we’ve also worked on many solar panel installations in northern New Jersey, including Bergen County and Passaic County, and even New York City.