At H&S, we appreciate renewable technologies. Along with this, we believe these technologies should be of high quality and energy efficient. Solar energy, or solar photovoltaic (PV) can be used to power anything from small appliances to large commercial buildings.
Many factors play a role when considering the cost of a solar PV system. Some of these include geographic location, overall energy usage and available space. When considering where to place the array, you should consider an area where there are no obstructions from daily sunlight (ie: shade from trees or nearby buildings). Additionally, it is helpful to know your typical electrical usage. Our design team can help customize a system that works well for you by reviewing the last 12 months of your energy usage.

Pairing Geothermal & Solar Energy

Interested in pairing a geothermal system with solar energy? You have come to the right place!

Using both of these systems together offers great long-term benefits, not only for future generations, but for YOU. The combination of these environmentally-friendly technologies helps create a greener environment. On top of that, it also allows for overall cost savings. 

Need credibility? Our owner, Jason, became interested and passionate about achieving a net-zero status for not only his customers, but in his personal home as well. To better understand the benefits of combining geothermal with solar, he installed a 48-panel PV array and was able to couple it with his already existing geothermal system. This has brought his home to a net-zero status for his family of five. 

Looking for more ways to save?  Many utility providers offer net metering. This allows you to send excess energy produced by your solar PV back to the grid, crediting your account. From there, you can draw the stored energy from the excess you’ve stored to cover any differences you may encounter. Another option may be to arrange a “buy back” program. This would allow your utility provider to purchase and use any extra energy your system has produced. 

 

 

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

Take advantage of the current federal tax credit…but act fast, as the credit will begin to phase-out over the next few years:

2020 tax credit: 26% of the cost of the system

2021 tax credit: 22% of the cost of the system

2022 tax credit: 10% of the cost of the system

At this time, federal tax credits are set to expire December 31, 2022. For more information, talk to your accountant.