Updated: Feb 28, 2021
Starting your new Powur Solar Business is a great step in the right direction. The solar industry has been in the spotlight for the last few years and is promising hyper growth in the ones to come. A number of factors, like the international climate change movement, government incentives and technology improvements have contributed to an incremental attention to renewable energy alternatives and especially, solar energy adoption. However, the single most important factor in considering moving to solar energy for homeowners remains that it must be a sensible financial decision. So, in layman's terms, for homeowners going solar has to make financial sense.
Our job as solar entrepreneurs is to educate customers in the collective benefits of solar adoption as a global community, but moreover illustrate the path to a solar value proposition customized to their particular situation. The expertise in which we are able to transmit this information will determine our success in enrolling new customers in our solar program. Here are the most important factors and sequence to focus on when presenting a solar proposal.
Current utility bill - The average homeowner pays their electric bill without even understanding how, why and what they are being charged. Every utility company has a different way of invoicing and they are very confusing, even to the expert eye. Our job as professional consultants is to educate the homeowner on the basics of the charges and help them understand what their average monthly bill is and the difference between a watt (w), a kilowatt (Kw) and a kilowatt hour (Kwh).
Utility bills are liabilities - Electricity costs increase at a rate of 6% annually and it is an expense that will never go away. So, unless a homeowner is planning on permanently turning off the lights and appliances, they will have an electric bill that will go up year after year and there's nothing they can do about it (unless they switch to solar). More so, they have no control over how high it will go either; meaning, the costs may fluctuate depending on market volatility, weather conditions and the company's financial stability.
Annual electricity costs add no value to their property - A vast majority of homeowners never step back to take a wider look at their annual electric bill. It is shocking to add the monthly bill over a period of 15-25 years, which does nothing to add value to the house or home equity.
Solar panels are an investment - Unlike utility bills, solar panels are tangible commodities with an end cost. This means that whether purchased for cash or financed, once paid off, they own all the energy produced by the system and are able to sell it back to the grid for either cash or credits and will continue to yield energy for years to come after paid off.
Peace of mind - A solar investment allows homeowners to budget more accurately and efficiently. In most cases, homeowners will know exactly how much their monthly loan obligation will to be every month without unpredictable hikes out of their control. What could make a slight change is the remaining small utility bill they may have depending on the solar offset.
Federal tax credit and incentives - At SunBright Networks we believe the proverbial perfect storm for solar energy is happening right now. The International Paris Agreement towards sustainability has accelerated the adoption of solar power worldwide and regardless of who's in office, US state laws have been overall favorable towards renewable energy. All this translates into great benefit to homeowners who choose to take advantage of the times we live in. Time limited Federal and local tax breaks and incentives could cover close to a third of the cost of a solar system, making it an even more attractive value proposition.
Ownership vs renting - Even if a solar system doesn't yield a 100% offset, it still looks great on a balance sheet. The difference between renting 100% of your electricity versus 50% leaves little to the imagination. In the long run and regardless of the offset, homeowners typically save money by going solar with no initial cost. Find out the difference is and make sure the homeowner understands benefits.
Home value proposition - Multiple studies suggest an increase in home values with solar panels between $3 and $6 per watt depending on location and market values. Besides, it is proven that homes with solar systems provide a value added alternative to home buyers, thereby increasing it's marketability and selling twice as fast.
CO2 Footprint - Lastly, if that wasn't enough, solar significantly reduces our carbon footprint leaving a positive legacy for future generations.
In summary, there's a lot of benefits in going solar and it's hard not to see the value once you understand them. It takes just an educated mind to transfer that knowledge to others and that is our job. Now that you chose this path as you way to contribute to your family's financial wellness and your community, it is up to you to gain the knowledge needed to further expand the solar adoption movement worldwide for a brilliant future.
MANOLO BARDEGUEZ - Welcome to my Blog. I hope the articles on this site inspire you and I encourage you to discover the benefits of going solar for yourself by clicking Go Solar. By clicking Join you can also learn how you can join our movement to connect the world to sustainable technologies and get paid handsomely by the fastest growing solar company in America. If you have any questions, contact me directly at ManoloBard@SunbrightNet.com or call me by clicking the phone icon above.