Top Reasons to Install Solar in California in 2019
As December draws to a close, we’re all looking forward to a bright future in 2019. With a new year, it’s the best opportunity to make new positive changes such as finally going to install solar in your home. If you’ve been curious about solar power, then this might be the year you finally decide to embrace it. Consider the following reasons to bite the bullet and install solar in your home:
Looming Electricity Rate Hikes if You Don’t Install Solar
There are looming regulatory rate hikes you may not have heard about. Last May, Southern California Edison (SCE) and the California Public Utilities Commission announced a $5 billion rate hike that will increase an average homeowner’s electricity by 19%. If your electricity bills are already too high, this is the perfect time to install solar in your home. Start acquiring your electricity from the sun and lowering your electric bill when you install solar in your home. Make SCE send you a check for the electricity you’ve contributed back to the power grid.
The Federal Tax Credit
If you install solar in 2019, you’ll still be able to enjoy the 30% federal tax credit prior to the government’s phase out plan. You might as well take advantage of the full benefits afforded by the federal tax credits before it reduces significantly over the next few years.
California’s 2020 Mandate
While all new homes built in 2020 or later require solar installation, you might want to take some inspiration from those homeowners. Global warming is expected to hit California particularly hard, and we have opportunities to be leaders in cleaning up our environment. It helps that saving money goes hand in hand with saving our environment as well.
If you’ve been considering switching to the clean renewable energy provided by solar power, then 2019 is your year to make some big changes and install solar in your home. By going green, you can put a little bit more of the green back in your wallet too.