||September 13th, 2007|
Beating the Heat . . . and the Power Bills
Because of the recent heat wave, a lot of us will have noticed a pretty big jump in our power bills from San Diego Gas and Electric . . . unless, of course, we have gotten involved with the newest way to save money on utilities.
Solar power has been growing rapidly. Why? Because this new technology (that’s as old as the sun) can reduce your reliance upon, and the high fees of, the local utility company.
One prime example is a company that literally started in the garage of its founder back in 2001. Today it has over 200 employees. It’s called Akeena Solar.
They understand how photovoltaic panels work . . . how to array them in such a manner that you collect the energy from the sun, convert it into usable electrical energy, and reduce your dependence upon the local utility. They provide a turnkey system. They survey your home, your usage, your environmental surroundings, then make a recommendation as to what size of solar panel installation would be best for your home. They’ll show you the investment, the rebates, the tax credits, the reduced electrical bills . . . and the net return on your investment, including the increased value of your home. If you like what you see, they’ll put the deal together for you, they’ll install it . . . and they’ll provide meaningful guarantees.
They not only design and install the system but they maintain it. ‘Course since there are no moving parts there is very little to maintain . . . but if you need maintenance, they’re there. They use only the best of equipment. Name brands like Sharp and Kyocera, major photovoltaic panel manufacturers, only the best of inverters, and only the best of top quality installers. They pride themselves on their quality and integrity.
With the rebate incentives, coupled with available financing. solar power has begun to become very available to a lot of people where it had not always been in the past. When you eliminate, or drastically reduce, your power bill, it becomes even more feasible. The solar powered system can, and often does, become self liquidating after as little as six years.
More and more homeowners, business owners too, are beginning to realize that it is a smart decision financially and environmentally. Akeena Solar even offers easy financing through their own contacts . . . or you may wish to secure your own financing. The resale value of your house should dramatically increase as a result of conversion to solar power. A fun thing about having solar power is . . . your electric meter runs both ways! If you generate more electricity than you need for your house, guess what happens? Your electric meter runs backwards! That’s right. You could quite possibly zero out your power bill. Some folks wind up paying as little as $12 per month!
More and more businesses are seeing solar as protection agains anticipated huge spikes in power price increases . . .and, businesses can, and often do, reach a break even point even more rapidly than residences.
If interested in going solar, contact Akeena Solar. Call 1.888.253.3628, or visit their website at www.akeena.net. You can sign up on line if you wish. They’ll send out a design consultant and begin the process, giving you a chance to take a look at the whole picture.