Before diving into the how of going solar, your first question is likely should I go solar? Fortunately, our solar advisers can help guide you through this decision to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with making the switch to solar energy. Whether you have a flat roof, a pitched roof, metal, shingles, or tile, we are here to help you in the decision making process. There’s no one-size-fits-all, your solar panel system will be designed custom to your roof and your energy needs.
Step 1: Schedule a consultation.
You don’t have to go it alone. At Positive Energy Solar, you are provided with your very own New Mexico Solar Energy consultant. Through a one-on-one consultation, your solar advisor will discuss your energy needs and goals. This will help you understand how much money a solar energy system can save you, and what options you have available. Whatever your questions or concerns may be, we’re here to help you decide whether solar energy is right for you.
Step 2: Decide whether to purchase your system or get a solar loan ($0 Down Financing is Available)
It’s an important question: Should I buy my solar system or finance it with a low solar loan payment? Let’s look at both options:
Purchasing your solar system directly:
Purchasing your solar system outright can maximize your energy savings. Over time, your system will pay for itself-- and save you money-- by avoiding the ever-increasing cost of energy from the utility company. Imagine if you had been able to lock in your energy rate at half the cost you’re charged right now!
By installing solar panels on your home, you’re eligible to receive some great tax incentives that help cover your investment. The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is currently a 26% federal tax credit claimed against the tax liability of residential and commercial solar installations now through 2022. New Mexico offers an additional 10% solar tax credit (up to $6000), but has a budget cap and is based on a first-come-first-served application process -- so don’t wait too long.
You may also use a home equity loan, also known as a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC), which can also be tax-deductible.
Trading in your electric bill for a low solar loan payment
Your monthly solar loan is stable and never increases, unlike utility rates do.
There are several solar financing options available to you, which your Solar Advisor will walk you through to help determine which is the right option for you.
Many customers report that their loan payments and remaining power bill are still less than their original electricity bill.
The 36% solar tax credits through 2022 are still available to you just the same as if you purchased your solar system outright.
Positive Energy Solar is partnered with Nusenda Credit union, Homewise, and other local lenders. Together we offer customers low-interest financing for solar installation and solar upgrades. You do not need to be a current member to qualify!
Step 3: A Solar Panel System Designed Just for You
You will have your very own Project Manager and Solar Energy Consultant. An appointment will be arranged to evaluate your roof or property to determine the specifications required for a custom and efficient solar panel system for your roof and get you on the way to maximize your savings. From permits to inspections, we’ve got you covered through white-glove service from start to finish. Not only will your solar panel system be tailored to your energy needs, it will be custom designed with your approval so that you have a top of the line system that is also aesthetically pleasing, and meets your expectations.
Step 4: System Installation
Your Project Manager will make an appointment to install your new system at a time and day that is best for you. Our experienced and accredited solar technicians will take care of the installation which normally takes just one day to complete. After a final inspection by your utility company, your system will be energized, and you’re ready to start saving money and generating your own clean energy.
Step 5: We are just a phone call away
Once you’re all set up, we’ll walk you through how to maintain your system (it’s easy), and should you ever have any questions or service needs, you can feel confident that we are just a phone call away. Plus, you can keep track of how much clean energy you are producing and how much you’re saving via a mobile app linked to your solar energy systems inverters and communication network.
It’s as simple as that to get you on your way to generating Positive Energy!
Blown away by your energy savings and feeling great about reducing your carbon footprint? Help generate positive energy by referring your friends and family to Positive Energy Solar! You’ll get $50 for every friend referred and $250 more if they choose to switch to solar with us.
Get started and learn more about switching to solar by scheduling a free consultation through our web form or contacting Positive Energy Solar at (505) 344-0071 today!