2017 saw a significant increase in Solar users, which is great news for those considering a switch to Solar in 2018. “The Solar Income Tax Credit (ITC) has provided stability and growth since its initial passage in 2006. In the last decade, solar has experienced an average annual growth rate of 68%.” “The cost to install solar has decreased by more than 70% since 2010, leading the industry to expand into new markets and deploy thousands of systems nationwide”. (https://www.seia.org/solar-industry-data) This increased growth rate can be attributed to federally mandated credits and to a significant decrease in the cost of equipment and installation. Solar is no longer a luxury only afforded by the wealthy, but it is widely available to all markets.
Including a switch to solar for your home in 2018 will free you from the ever-present increases handed down by energy companies, allowing you to save money or invest funds you would otherwise have spent on energy. With a new solar system in your home, you will save on monthly expenses, increase the value of your home and join countless other homeowners in reducing the impact energy use has on our environment. When budgeting for 2018, be sure to include your new solar equipment, so you can invest your money the way you want to, finally breaking free from the confines of your energy company.