After spending the last 4 months melting in the summer heat, the autumn is a welcomed season. The brilliant golden, red and orange colors fill the horizon and cooler temperatures make venturing outside inviting once again. Fall is also the season when homeowner’s welcome cheaper electricity bills because air-conditioners are off. But, just because the outside temperature cools, solar is still the ideal option for California homeowners. There are many reasons to do the solar panel install in the fall.
Short Wait Times
If you have ever called to get a solar quote in the dead of July, you probably were given an install time of 2 to 3 months before the local install company could install your new residential solar panels. The wait time is long because everyone is getting solar when their electricity bills are high.
Plus, it is just more natural to not think about high electrical bills when you don’t have any. So, thinking ahead for the next hot spell even before the next summer heat hits means shorter wait time.
Start Rolling Back the Meter
Another reason why installing solar in the Fall is ideal is because you can start to roll your meter back for the next hot season. Most California residents with residential solar panels go on to a net metering plan when they go solar. This means that the energy your panels make in the months you do not use as much electricity can be reserved to offset high use times. Installing solar in the summer means there is no time to get energy reserves stocked to your utility account. The earlier the system is installed, the more quickly you will see a return on your investment.
Maximize Solar Tax Incentives
Installing your residential or commercial solar panels before the end of the year means that you can maximize your solar tax incentives. The federal tax incentive is currently sitting at 30%. With only one more calendar year left where you can take advantage of 30%, now is the time to begin getting a quote started for a quick install. The tax incentive drops to 26% at the end of 2019 – so, making the decision to go solar, sooner, gives you an excellent return on your investment and awesome tax savings.
Reach out to your local solar installer. Many solar companies tout quick install times and may offer special pricing or seasonal promotions. Our Energy Advisers are around to answer any questions you might have regarding your solar panels or solar battery systems. Our showroom hours are Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm and phone lines are always available. So, remember to Fall into solar with Del Sol Energy.