Why should I think about solar for my business?
The benefits of installing solar panels for your business are really endless. Right now, the federal government offers a 26 percent tax credit for installing solar. This benefit alone will save you thousands. Solar can also lower your monthly utility costs and it’s a 100 percent clean, renewable energy source reducing reliance on oil, coal and natural gas for electricity production.
What is net metering?
Net Metering is a means of crediting customers for energy they supply to the grid. For the next 20 years, energy used by the customer will be credited at a 1:1 full retail credit for net excess energy produced by the customer’s solar array.
What is the lifespan and maintenance requirements of a solar array?
Our solar panels have a 25-year warranty and Stone Creek Solar offers an annual maintenance program to improve the longevity and productivity of the system.
How long will it take to recover my initial investment?
The true return on the net cash investment is typically 6 to 9 years. For example: The amount of money not sent to the utility company over the next 5.5 to 8 years (depending on the utility rate) will typically equal the net cash outlay for the construction of the system.
Is it true that if more people “go solar” then those not utilizing solar will pay more in utility costs?
This is the biggest misconception with solar. The solar industry builds arrays that attach to an energy grid. Thus, the power the array creates can be used by anyone on that grid. Solar is the perfect tool to help utility rate payers pay less — not more — for power. By nature, the energy pushed onto the grid by the solar array reduces the amount of expensive “peak power” to be purchased.
What is the future of solar?
We foresee solar to continue to grow exponentially over the next decades. Already, states are declaring annual rates of renewable energy to be produced. In 2019, more than 2 million solar PV systems were installed, totaling 71,300 MW of solar capacity, and generating more than 100 TWh of electricity. Of all renewable energy generation, solar PV is expected to grow the fastest from now to 2050. Arkansas is allowing great incentives to install solar panels and large utility companies are installing solar panels, so you know they actually work. People who take advantage of solar now in Arkansas will benefit the most in the future both financially and sustainably.
Why should I hire Stone Creek Solar for my solar array?
We are the only in-house full-service solar provider in Arkansas. We design, develop, construct, interconnect and maintain all of our solar arrays. We are the “one-stop-shop” solar company in the state and we have more than 20 years of experience in the industry. We keep solar panels in stock in Arkansas so there is no wait time to get your solar panels installed. We do the job right and we make it streamlined and easy for our customers. I truly believe in the power and future of solar energy and I want to help our customers and the state of Arkansas continue to be leaders in renewable energy generation.
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