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Home Solar Financing

Switching from fossil fuels to home solar has never been easier or more affordable! Check out some of our great financing options and No Down Payment! Here at IES Solar, we go out of our way to try and make every home solar power system affordable, no matter what your budget is. Our objective is to make solar a less-expensive option than paying your utility bill from day one. To that end, we’ve partnered with these three great companies to offer financing options for all the prospective home solar clients in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Compare these great financing options, contact our team for a free energy audit,…

Solar Panel Installation: 6 Factors to Consider

Considering going solar? It's a big decision and a smart one, but make sure you know the ins and outs before signing a contract. This helpful article from ReadWrite offers valuable insight on what to be aware of during the decision-making process. Over the past 10 years, rooftop houses with solar panels have evolved from curiosity to a common phenomenon. This technology has been available for decades – astronauts have been using solar-powered satellites since 1960, and since the Second World War, passive solar heating systems, which convert solar energy into heat instead of electricity, have been used in U.S.…

Solar Tax Credits & Rebates

We are blessed with ample sunshine in Texas. Harnessing free energy from the sun is our future! Putting a solar power system on your home or business is a great way to reduce your electric bill, produce your own power, and save money. There are several important benefits to know before going solar. For example, does your utility company offer a solar rebate? Do they participate in net energy metering (NEM)? Are there additional financial incentives available when you use solar power? There are many solar benefits from federal, state, and local incentives to install solar panels. These are always being…

5 Reasons To Go Solar

Over the past several years, solar energy systems have become more affordable and more technologically advanced. As such, there's never been a better time to switch your home or business to solar power. A residential solar system is a big investment, but here are some reasons why you should take the plunge and make the switch today! 1. Completely Eliminate or Substantially Reduce Your Electric Bill As solar technology reaches peak efficiency, solar panel prices have stabilized at their lowest levels ever. With an average payback time of 8-10 years, you will enjoy long-term savings from decades of self-generated electricity.…

Understanding Solar Storage

Going off the grid: from living an environmentally sustainable lifestyle to developing effective strategies for improving quality of life in remote locations, there’s an increasing interest in this lifestyle. One of the core challenges for families moving off the grid is sustainable energy storage. How can you ensure you’ll have energy at night or during bad weather? Solar battery storage provides one option for moving toward a fully independent electrical system or having reliable, round-the-clock electricity in case of emergency. Learn more about residential solar energy storage and how it can move you closer toward energy independence. Understanding Battery Storage…

The Truth About Solar

Sunlight travels 93 million miles in just under 8.5 minutes providing warmth, light, and energy for the whole planet. While the ability to harness this energy is not a new idea, it is now an affordable one. Given that in the 70's adjusting for inflation solar was $96 per watt and today records have been broken where electricity is generated for less than $.03 per kWh. According to a recent report from Lazard the costs of producing electricity from renewable sources are continuing to decline. Energy from utility-scale solar plants — plants that produce electricity that feed into the grid…

Support a Healthier Planet with These 8 Environmental Friendly Home Features

In honor of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up the best environmentally friendly home improvements that will positively impact the health of your home, and the planet. On April 22 we celebrated Earth Day, to raise awareness for environmentally friendly measures to help preserve the planet we call home. We think that action should begin in our actual homes, by creating eco-conscious environments that not only support our families and lifestyles, but protect our larger surroundings, rather than contribute to their demise. “Many green investments help save the planet, but they can also save you money over time as you spend…

Increase Your Home’s Value with Solar Panels

There are many reasons to add solar panels to your home, from developing an environmentally friendly footprint to lowering energy costs. One of the most important aspects to consider financially may be the increase in your home’s property value. According to research from Zillow, homes with solar panels sell for 4.1% more than the national average, adding approximately $9,274 to the cost of a median-priced home. The returns can be even higher in markets with premium home prices. In New York City, for example, solar panels added 5.4% to the sales price — or $23,989 to the average home. Below…

Sorting Through Solar Energy Rebates

Everyone knows that going solar is great for your well-being—and that of the environment. It makes the air you breathe cleaner and shifts your home towards a sustainable future that isn't reliant on polluting fossil fuel power from the grid. What you might not know is that it can also be a fruitful little side hustle, slashing your energy bills and even earning you a small profit. There are several Texas solar energy incentives available to homeowners who install their own residential solar energy system, and it can easily get overwhelming. Here's a look at some of the main financial…

Solar Energy Costs in San Antonio

What to Know About Solar Power For Your San Antonio Home If you're like most San Antonio residents, you're probably interested in saving money on your home electricity bills and solar panel installation in San Antonio, right? A residential solar power system can generate thousands of dollars worth of energy, costs are at an all-time low, and there is even a federal tax credit of 30% for going green and installing a new solar energy system this year. With all those perks, it's never been a better time to switch to solar and go green. Here's all the information you…