Factors to consider before installing solar panels in Ohio

Factors to consider before installing solar panels in Ohio

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POWERHOME Solar provides solar panel installation services in Ohio, enabling customers to lower their electric bills, while contributing to creating a cleaner environment for future generations. Adding solar power is the best way to reduce your electric bill in Ohio, and POWERHOME Solar is the leading residential solar company in the state. We’re even partners of the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians, helping bring clean, affordable power to both teams.

Our solar panels are American-made, which is another big selling point for our customers. If you’re thinking about adding solar power in Ohio, there are several things to consider before you take the leap.

What financial incentives, tax rebates and savings am I eligible for in Ohio?

POWERHOME Solar’s main goal is to provide customers with the most affordable options when installing solar panels. You own your home and business, it’s time you owned your power too. Here at POWERHOME Solar, we want to ensure that you’re able to do just that, and aim to provide you with as many resources as possible so that you can get the most out of your solar panel purchase.

POWERHOME Solar offers qualified homeowners 100% financing options with $0 down. Not only that, but we expect that you’ll start seeing a reduction on your electric bill immediately. There are many other incentives and tax rebates that Ohio residents can take advantage of as well when choosing to install solar panels.

The Federal Solar Tax Credit (ITC)

The Federal Solar Tax Credit offers homeowners a 30% tax credit through 2019 to homeowners who install solar power systems. The credit will be reduced to 26% in 2020 and 22% in 2021 before expiring altogether, making now the perfect time to act. Take full advantage of this federal tax credit while you can. The ITC was first enacted in 2006 and has been credited as enabling the solar industry in America to grow by more than 10,000%.

Net Metering

The state of Ohio allows homeowners to sell any excess power generated by their solar installations back to participating power companies at the retail rate, providing you with credit toward future bills. This means that if your solar panel installation generates more power than your home actually uses in any given month, you will be able to roll those power credits over to your next bill. You never have to worry about “losing” any of your power.

Further Incentives

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency® provides a comprehensive list of all incentives, rebates, loans and savings programs for Ohioans. To view a complete list, visit the website for information on any programs that may be applicable to you. If you’re thinking about installing solar panels for your business, there are even more potential incentives to further your savings.

What type of solar panel installation should I purchase?

There are two types of solar power installations for homeowners to choose from: rooftop or ground-mounted installations. The route you take will depend on which type of installation will generate the most power for your home. Solar panels are best installed facing south, where your panels can benefit from the most available sunlight per day. POWERHOME Solar will send a solar expert to your home for a complete evaluation to help determine which is right for you.

This evaluation will include other factors such as the area available on your roof vs. on the ground for an installation, the angle of your roof and your roofing material. Another factor to consider is the weather. Ohio experiences cold winters with snowfall, but this doesn’t mean that solar panels won’t work during the winter months. In fact, solar panels work more efficiently in cold weather. However, depending on the angle of your roof, you may want to go with a ground installation so that snow or debris can be removed from the solar panels more easily.

POWERHOME Solar also will evaluate how much electricity your home needs, and determine the best route to take prior to installing solar panels.

POWERHOME Solar is proud to serve Ohio, providing clean and efficient power for the average American homeowner. We make it easy to own your power, offering a simple three-step process to getting started. Contact us today to see how you can start saving with POWERHOME Solar panels.