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What 2020 Means for Solar

As we wrap up the holiday season, we can officially turn our eyes toward 2020 and the upcoming new year. If you didn't get your residential or commercial solar panels installed in 2019, there are some big changes that you should be expecting for this year. Luckily, our team has put together some helpful information to help run down all the updates and changes to the solar industry for the new year. Tax Credit Drops First and foremost, the biggest change you can expect in 2020 in terms of solar is a decrease in the solar investment tax credit (ITC).…

New San Antonio IKEA Goes Solar

After years of teasing the residents of the Alamo City with rumors, Swedish-based furniture company IKEA finally opened a massive store in the San Antonio suburb of Live Oak this earlier this year. As San Antonians flocked to the store in droves, they were wowed by many of the super-sized aspects of the new retail location, including the vast selection of home goods, the spacious dining room/restaurant area, and even the sprawling warehouse shelves that practically require a map to navigate. Lost in all of this,though, is the fact that powering and cooling such a huge building requires a ton…

It’s Time to Switch To Solar

Have you been considering converting your home to solar power? Lucky for you, the cost of doing so has never been more affordable. The median price of a solar setup decreased 8% in just 18 months, from the end of 2016 to mid-2018, according to Berkeley Lab’s September 2018 “Tracking the Sun” report. Homeowners can also still tap into a 30% solar investment tax credit. The tax credit will decrease at the end of 2019, however, and expire completely by the end of 2022, so you now is the time to take action. How the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)…

How California’s Solar Initiative Impacts US

You may not have heard here in Texas, but California recently made history by mandating that all new homes — and many apartments and condos — incorporate solar beginning in 2020. The new rule is expected to boost residential solar installations in the state by 44 percent, and if history tells us anything, it won’t be just California that benefits. No matter how you feel about California's culture in comparison to life here in Texas, when it comes to green energy, California is one of the nation's forerunners in innovation. The state already comfortably leads all others when it comes…

Don’t Miss out on your 26% Federal Tax Credit!

Did you know about the decrease in the Federal Tax Credit for Homeowners that install solar systems after 2020? The ITC was originally established back in 2005 and current legislation has it decreasing next year by 4%, an average savings of $1,500 per system. Some things homeowners should be aware of: Solar System Federal Tax Credit Decreasing to 22% in 2021No Limit on the amount of Tax Credit you can claimTax Credits will roll over into future years if not fully usedInstalling your system in 2021, you would miss out on an avg. $1,500 savingsSystems contracts must be completed by…