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How much does a solar system cost?

Solar system cost is fairly consistent across markets, and consistently getting lower with time. That said, there are a number of variables that drive the cost of a commercial or residential rooftop solar system: What is your roof made of? Is your roof easy to get to? Does your roof…

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What solar rebates and tax incentives are available?

Solar rebates and government tax breaks can put a huge dent in the price of your solar system. Many states have generous local incentives aimed at building the solar capacity and doing a solid for the planet. Texas isn’t one of them. Here in Houston, pretty much all we have…

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How soon will my system pay for itself?

As your solar system generates electricity from sunlight, you’re able buy a lot less less from the grid. The time it takes for your utility bill savings to offset the rather chunky cost of a solar system is a very popular topic for discussion. The payoff period depends on how…

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Does my utility buy back the extra energy I produce?

In Texas in April, the weather is cool and sunny, which means your solar panels are producing well, but you have no need for your air conditioner. You’re probably producing more electricity than you’re using. If you’re on the grid, like most solar people are, the excess is flowing back…

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Do I own the system I buy from you?

This may seem like a funny question, but it’s actually pretty common. See, there are these things we don’t do, called “solar lease” and “power purchase agreement”, which are fairly creative ways to get solar without paying thousands of dollars up front. Unlike with “solar utilities” the system you buy…

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