If your home is going solar, or if you’re even thinking about it, you’ve probably already thought about the benefits. Reducing your family’s carbon footprint and having energy even during power outages is certainly attractive, but GreenLeaf Solar knows that you probably have a very strong interest in the cost-saving benefits of solar. Particularly, you want to know when you’re going to start to recoup your investment. The time it takes to see a return on investment (ROI) is called the solar payback period.
We are rapidly approaching a revolutionary time for the automobile. While it didn’t start with the Prius, a hybrid car the masses adopted, it will certainly be seen as an important step for the automobile in its journey. Cars nowadays have become less reliant on gasoline as a means for movement and more on electricity. Take the blossoming popularity of the Tesla Model S for example. This is a car that is not only sleek and attractive but also completely electric, able to go up to 315 miles on a single charge. The Tesla Model S is however an expensive car by most people’s standards starting at $68,000. While this is unobtainable for many of us, Tesla is planning on releasing their new Model 3 soon, a cheaper all electric car similar to the Model S. Tesla has received over 325,000 pre-orders for the Model 3 already.
Once you have made the investment to install solar panels on your Long Island home, it is important to take necessary steps to protect your solar panels from natural hazards such as pests like squirrels and birds that will nest under your solar array if given the opportunity. In addition to the threat of pests, a solar system also faces challenges related to leaf buildup and falling snow hazards. Greenleaf Solar Long Island’s Solar Company explains the variety of products on the market that are designed specifically to protect your solar system from the natural hazards discussed above.
When considering installing solar panels on your home, there are a number of factors to take into account to evaluate how well suited your home is for solar. Being that residential solar panels are typically installed on your rooftop, most of the factors that impact the viability of a residential solar installation are directly related to your roof. Some major roof-related factors that impact the viability of a successful residential solar system installation include roof orientation, roof size, roof condition, roof age, roof obstructions and roof shade. It is important to understand that while factors such as roof condition and roof shade impact the viability of a residential rooftop solar installation, if your roof is shaded or worn there are steps that can be taken and there are government rebates available to make addressing these issues more cost effective.
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In talking about the cost of residential solar systems, it has become apparent that there is a great deal of misinformation circulating the internet. This guide aims to demystify that misinformation and provide prospective buyers with reliable information about the cost of residential solar on Long Island. When attempting to understand the cost, it is important to understand both where the system costs come from, as well as the government rebates available to offset the total system cost.
Vivint Solar is a national solar company that has been under fire for some of their practices. Here at Green Leaf Solar we believe in transparency and want all potential solar energy customers to have the all the information possible. Solar power is still an emerging industry that we feel it’s our mission to educate and protect consumers. In the video that follows you will see some of the pitfalls that occur when you are dealing with solar companies. Always make sure to read every page of any contracts that are submitted to you. We are a proud Long Island Solar Power provider and plan to continue growing with the community.
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