5 Reasons You Should Buy Solar in the Winter
Many home and business owners are realizing the monetary advantages of solar energy and installing solar systems on their property. What they may not know though, is that winter is one of the best times to start shopping, and buying solar. Here are just five reasons why you should consider buying solar this winter.
1. Companies Are Less Busy, Prices Are Better
While summer is a busy time for companies doing solar installations, many slow down during the winter months, making it an ideal time for you to purchase. Installer schedules are often more open and flexible, reducing your wait during each step of the process, from design to installation.
2. The Winter Myth
Due to the myth that solar is not beneficial in the winter, many consumers do not think to start shopping or installing a solar system during this time of the year. However, solar power is generated all year round, including during the snowy season. In fact, similar to other electronics, solar panels operate more efficiently at cooler temperatures. Most importantly, you can start seeing a decrease in your energy bills as soon as you connect your panels.
3. Solar Incentives and Credits Disappearing
Many municipalities and states created solar incentives and tax credits to encourage home and business owners make the jump to solar energy. As the popularity of solar energy increases, these financial savings may start disappearing. Local utilities may also be altering how they are compensating customers for excess solar power. Not waiting until spring to start the process can help ensure you are still eligible for these benefits.
4. Group Buys are Happening
Group buying is defined as collective purchasing in designated geographical areas that give each client the best price when purchasing their custom solar energy system. When group buying occurs, it also gives the installer the best and most efficient way to operate and install systems, thus passing the savings onto the clients involved….and the more clients signed up in that area – the better the savings.
NES is currently offering group buys that span the northern 1/3 of Wisconsin – from Hwy 35 along the Minnesota border east to Hwy 51 up to Hwy 13 and down to Hwy 90.
5. Installers Prefer Installing in Cooler Months
Roofs are not known for their cool environment in the middle of summer, which is why installing solar panels in cooler months is often preferred. As long as your roof doesn’t have any ice or snow on it, solar panels can be installed at any time. Once installed, a simple roof rake will help keep them free from snow.
Next Energy Solution works hard to provide solar energy systems that meet the individual needs of its customers. In addition to a fully-installed solar PV system, we also offer an RTI, or Ready-To-Install system, as well as an off-grid option, both of which eliminate the need and additional cost of installation.
Give Next Energy Solution a call today at 715-416-3022 and talk with a member of our knowledgable sales team to learn how you can be benefiting from solar energy today.