Most people who go solar in Texas try to qualify for the $0-down solar financing program and pay nothing to switch to solar. With electricity rates at all-time highs in Texas and the federal solar tax incentive raised to 30%, some Texas homeowners are able to finance $250 monthly with solar to eliminate a $350-$400 electricity bill with the utility provider.
Some homeowners choose to pay cash upfront for their solar panel system.
There are many factors when determining how many solar panels a property needs to eliminate the electricity bill even without considering net metering policy yet. Miscalculating solar production and misunderstanding net metering policy are two of the easiest ways to lose money on solar.
Many home and business owners who go solar with Texas net metering receive electricity credits for the excess electricity sent to the grid from their solar energy system. These credits can be used to reduce and sometimes completely eliminate the electricity bill.
It's vital to educate yourself on net metering policy before installing solar energy. Check out your utility providers Distributed Generation manual for net metering policies in your area. If they aren't favorable then, solar batteries can help store energy on property before ever sending it back to the grid.
Credible Solar is ready to install solar panels on your home or business in Texas. We are comfortable installing on rooftops, sheds, and on the ground. We have the software to customize whatever solar power system you want. Our representatives are familiar with Oncor, and other regulated utility providers and their net metering policies. Making the switch to clean energy is easy with Credible Solar starting with setting up a free consultation. We work side-by-side with you to make sure we accommodate your home or businesses' energy needs. We then take care of permits, HOA, and interconnection agreements with the utility provider for a seamless transition so you can own your own electricity.
The standard panel we offer for solar installations in Texas is solar panel manufacturer Mission Solar out of San Antonio, Texas. We prefer to use solar panels made in Texas for our Texas operations to keep the money local.
#1 Fight Inflation With Solar Power
The cost of electricity in Texas has increased from an average of $.08/ kwH in 2018 to $.20/ kwH in 2022. That means a property with a $250 electricity bill in 2018 would have a $625 electricity bill in 2022. Texas is one of the sunniest states in the United States and a solar panel installation can stabilize energy costs and generate savings by generating cheaper power at a locked-in rate. Texas ranked #1 in the United States in 2021 for solar installations.
#2 Upgrade your Texas Home
Everyone in Texas remembers the winter storm in 2021 and if you're looking to upgrade your home, installing solar panels can be a great way to make sure your home is safe in the case of an emergency. Installing sunlight backup, a solar battery and/or a generator(s) can provide electricity for your home in case of emergency situations.
#3 Solar Can Save A Lot Of Money In Texas
The customer in the image above traded their $224 electricity bill for a $131 solar bill and received $645 in solar energy credits from the utility provider. That's almost $2,000 in savings Year 1 with solar. Request your free estimate now.
#4 Solar Reduces Carbon Emissions and Decentralizes The Energy Grid
The average solar system in Texas removes over 6 tons of carbon emissions each year, if otherwise produced from fossil fuels.
By going solar in Texas today, you're participating in an energy revolution where the main source of our energy will no longer be generated centrally and with dirty pollutants, but through a network of decentralized homes and businesses powered by green energy and our Sun.