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Solar panels are an increasingly popular way to renew your home’s energy sources and slash your electricity bill. However, there is a lot of misinformation out there, and it can be hard to know if solar panels in Wisconsin are right for you.
As one of the top local solar panel installers in the WI area, we wanted to discuss solar power’s ins and outs and how much it costs to install solar panels in Wisconsin. We’ll also discuss some other factors that you should consider when deciding whether or not this investment is worth it for you!
DOES SOLAR MAKE SENSE IN WISCONSIN?
In the past, solar power wasn’t a viable option for many companies due to the high cost of equipment and installation. However, with advances in technology and increasing interest in renewable energy, solar is now a more affordable option for businesses of all sizes. In addition, there are several financing and leasing options available that make it easy to get started with solar. As a result, more and more companies are considering solar power as a way to reduce their energy costs and their environmental impact.
In the land of cheese, one of the big questions most homeowners and businesses have when it comes to solar power in Wisconsin is, “Does solar make sense in Wisconsin?” The short answer is a resounding yes, but it’s important to consider the many factors that contribute when deciding whether or not this investment makes any financial (or environmental)sense for you.
These factors include the amount of energy your home or business consumes and the size of your home or building, roof type, and orientation in relation to the sun, to name a few.
Additionally, Wisconsin does offer solar incentives and rebates that make going solar, for homes that qualify, a no-brainer. Solar panel systems are designed to offset your home’s energy usage, and any excess electricity generated by the system is typically sold back to the utility company at a reduced rate. And that’s a great news because some utilities in Wisconsin now offer net metering, which is a program that rewards solar power users with credits for the excess energy they generate from solar.
Combine all this with the fact that the cost to install solar panels has dropped nearly two-thirds in the past decade, it becomes apparent that going solar in Wisconsin can be a wise investment that will provide you with cheaper and cleaner power for decades to come.
Disclaimer: Not all homes and businesses are a good fit for solar. Contact TruHome Pros today to find out if solar panels are right for you.
WISCONSIN SOLAR INCENTIVES
As mentioned, there are a variety of incentives for solar panels in Wisconsin that make going solar easy and affordable. These incentives are as follows:
- 1. (ITC) Federal Investment Tax Credit
- 2. Wisconsin Solar Tax Incentives
- 3. Net Metering Wisconsin
- 4. Solar Access Laws
- 5. WI Local Rebates
The ITC is a solar incentive that’s available to all 50 states here in the US. Currently, this incentive allows any home or business that qualifies for solar the ability to deduct up to 26% of the total cost to install a solar generating system in the form of a tax credit.
Keep in mind that while this incentive is great and all, it is set to drop 4% each year starting in 2022. This means if you’re thinking about going solar, then now is the time to take full advantage and get the best deal possible.
The ITC isn’t the only tax incentive Wisconsin has for solar. There are multiple tax incentives available to Wisconsin residents that can help provide big savings on your solar panels.
The sales tax incentive exempts you from paying sales taxes on solar panel equipment, and the property tax exemption offers homeowners peace of mind in knowing they won’t have to pay any additional property taxes for adding value to their home due to the increased property value from installing solar panels.
Small savings like this add up, and yes, solar can increase the value of your home as with any home improvement.
Net metering is an agreement between you and your utility company where they buy back any excess energy that gets generated by the solar panels you choose to install. This means if your solar home produces 500 kWh in a given month but only consumes 400 kWh in that same month, you still have 100 kWh credit that can be rolled over for later use.
The great thing about Net Metering is that it enables Wisconsin homes and businesses to over-produce and store energy during the warmer months when the sun is more abundant for later use during colder months. Additionally, battery storage isn’t necessary with net metering as your grid-tied system can still access power from the utility if you need it.
While some states like California and New Jersey offer strong protections for homeowners who want to go solar, many other states do not. Not only are there laws that prohibit the installation of solar panels in certain areas, but there are also HOA covenants that prevent homeowners from installing them if they live in an area with a homeowner’s association.
Wisconsin is one of the few states where residents can install their own solar panels without worrying about whether or not they will be able to use them later on down the line. Wisconsin’s state-specific law protects your rights to unrestricted access to sunlight for solar!
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SEE IF YOUR HOME QUALIFIES FOR SOLAR - TRUHOME PROS
Get a FREE no-obligation solar installation consultation today by calling TruHome Pros at (847) 994-4511 or filling out the form on our website. TruHome Pros is excited to offer free solar consultations to homeowners in Wisconsin. As one of the top-rated solar installers in the state, we want to provide our services without any pressure sales tactics. Our energy consultants will come to your home and assess your energy needs, as well as the feasibility of installing a solar panel system. They will also provide you with an estimate of the cost of the system and the benefits it could bring to your home. With our experience and expertise, we are confident that we can provide you with the best possible solar installation services. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.