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Off-Grid Solar Energy Systems — Pros and Cons

Many homeowners consider installing off-grid solar energy systems, which allow them to sever ties with the local utility company. But while cutting all ties with the power company is certainly possible (and can even be practical) for many people, investing in a stand-alone photovoltaic power system isn’t right for everyone.

Off-Grid Solar Energy Systems

If you’re trying to weigh the pros and cons of off-grid solar power, scheduling a consultation with a professional photovoltaic contractor is a great way to get all your questions answered. In the meantime, however, we have put together some basic information about the advantages and disadvantages of going off-grid with solar power.

Advantages of Off-Grid Solar Energy Systems

Disconnecting from your municipal power company comes with several benefits — no doubt the following advantages play a part in your desire to install an off-grid photovoltaic system:

  • Independence — Go with an off-grid system, and you’re no longer subject to the terms and policies of the utility company. Getting away from the ongoing rate increase may be reason enough to cut ties.
  • No Blackouts — When the power is out and everyone else has no electricity, your home will still have full power. This can be particularly important for people with health conditions that require electronic devices or refrigerated medicine.
  • No Electricity Bills — You’ll never again have to give the utility company a slice of your monthly paycheck after you go off-grid with solar power.

Disadvantages of Off-Grid Solar Energy Systems

Installing an off-grid photovoltaic system does come with some drawbacks, however. Here are a few reasons homeowners end up deciding against going off-grid:

  • Higher Initial Cost — If you disconnect fully from the power company, you’ll need a source of backup power for when the sun isn’t shining. Adding a battery bank and/or generator bumps up your solar costs.
  • Limited Solar Energy Storage — Even with backup power, energy storage is limited. Given a few days of cloudy weather, you may run out of stored electricity.
  • Energy Efficiency is a Must — When you live off-grid, you have to be careful about your household energy use or you run the risk of not having enough power for your home.

Should You Go Off-Grid with Solar Power?

What is your main motivation for wanting to go off-grid? Answer that question, and you will have a better idea of whether to install an off-grid PV system.

If energy independence, an end to blackouts or eliminating your electricity bills is your primary reason, cutting ties with the power company may be right for you. The same may be true if your home isn’t already connected with electric utility service, as running new lines to a property can cost tens of thousands of dollars, depending on how far the nearest lines are.

If, on the other hand, you simply want to save money by creating your own electricity, you might want to consider a grid-tied photovoltaic system instead.

The professionals at Intermountain Wind & Solar provide high-quality, affordable grid-tied and off-grid photovoltaic solutions to homeowners throughout Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-hassle consultation for more information on installing off-grid solar energy systems.

Investing in Solar Panels: Lease, Finance or Pay Cash?

Investing in solar panels is a savvy financial move, as the return on investment (ROI) often rivals that of some traditional investment vehicles.

Investing in Solar Panels

However, for many homeowners, a high-quality home PV system installation can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $35,000 or more. What’s the best way to cover that expense?

In terms of solar ROI, cash is king. Financing solar panels comes in next, offering an attractive payback period for a photovoltaic installation. As for leasing, the benefits are few.

Leasing Solar Panels

If you don’t have cash available for purchasing a solar panel system, leasing might seem like a good way to make the switch to photovoltaic power. No upfront costs and no responsibilities, just lower monthly electric bills. What’s not to like?

Plenty. First, the finance company owns your home PV system, which means you don’t get to claim the lucrative tax credits and rebates for installing photovoltaic panels. It also means the only return on investment you’ll see is in your lower electricity bills.

In addition, leases come with terms of 15 years or more. If you decide to move before your lease is up and you can’t find a buyer willing or able to assume the lease agreement, you’ll have to buy out the remainder of your contract.

Financing Solar Panels

Unlike leasing, financing solar panels gives you lower monthly electric bills and allows you to own your home PV system. Best of all, many lenders don’t require any down payment.

A secured loan — such as a home equity, FHA or PACE loan — could be an option if you have a favorable debt-to-income ratio and sufficient home equity. If not, an unsecured loan program may be the way to go. Some professional photovoltaic contractors, including Intermountain Wind & Solar, offer affordable unsecured financing programs for home PV installations.

Since you’ll be the owner of your home solar panel system, you’ll be eligible for several federal, state and local financial incentives. Claim these, and you’ll realize your return on investment much more quickly. Most Intermountain West homeowners reach the payback point in 10 years or less by financing their photovoltaic systems and taking advantage of money-saving renewable energy incentives.

Paying Cash for Solar Panels

If you can swing a cash purchase, you’ll see more savings and a faster rate of return on investment.

You’ll avoid monthly loan interest charges, and every penny you save on electricity will go back toward your bottom line. Many Intermountain West homeowners achieve total solar ROI in five years or less.

For more information on home PV system payment options, or for expert advice on making a smart solar panel investment, consult with the professionals at Intermountain Wind & Solar. As the leading renewable energy provider for the Intermountain West, we are committed to helping homeowners make an affordable switch to photovoltaic power.

Intermountain Wind & Solar offers free, no-pressure consultations to homeowners throughout Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Wyoming. Contact us today to learn more about the best way to invest in solar panels for your Intermountain West home.

Solving Rooftop Solar Panel Shade Problems

Your rooftop solar panel system will not produce energy at maximum capacity if any portion is shaded during peak daylight hours.

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When the sun can’t reach your photovoltaic array, the solar cells can’t harness any energy, and that means your PV system can’t make any electricity. So if you have shade problems, you’ll have to lean on the utility company more often — and pay higher power bills.

To see your financial investment in photovoltaic power pay off more quickly, it’s important to avoid paying for grid electricity whenever possible. If you want to increase your energy output and decrease your reliance on the utility company, you’ll have to solve your rooftop solar panel shade problems.

Choose Micro-Inverters for Your Solar Panel System

Your photovoltaic system needs an inverter to convert the sun’s DC energy to useable AC electricity. Grid-tied arrays can use either string inverters or micro-inverters, but the latter is a better choice for solar panel shade problems.

With a string inverter, a little bit of shading on one of the rooftop solar panels can bring down the energy output of your entire photovoltaic array.

Shade isn’t as problematic for a rooftop solar system that has micro-inverters. Each of the solar panels has its own inverter, so the rest of the photovoltaic array isn’t affected if one is shaded. As a result, the overall energy output of the PV system is improved.

Trim Trees That Create Rooftop Solar Panel Shade

Trees can be big shade problems for photovoltaic panels, limiting the energy output of your PV system.

Removing shade-casting trees or trimming their branches can be easy, effective solutions. However, if the offending trees aren’t on your property, you’ll need to get permission first. The same goes if you live in a community with a homeowners association.

If your neighbor or HOA won’t let you remove or trim a problem tree, look into your state’s solar access and easement laws. Once you know your rights, you’ll be in a better position to make an effective argument for getting rid of your shade problem.

Install a Ground-Mounted Solar Panel System

If your rooftop has lots of chimneys and vents, or if the surface has a lot of valleys, solving your shade problems may require a different approach.

When the roof structure makes it all but impossible to avoid shade, installing a ground-mounted PV system is sometimes the best solution. The photovoltaic panels can be placed in at the ideal orientation and tilt to capture the most sun. Rooftop solar is less expensive, but going with a ground-mounted photovoltaic array allows for maximum energy output.

The professional team at Intermountain Wind & Solar, the leading photovoltaic provider for Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho and Nevada, has nearly a decade of experience designing cost-effective solar systems that provide optimal energy output.

Our expert contractors can work with you to plan a PV system that powers your home or business and cuts your utility electricity costs. Contact Intermountain Wind & Solar and schedule a free, no-pressure consultation for ground-mounted or rooftop solar panel system installation.

Solar Homes Save Energy & Money on Holiday Lighting

Many people with solar homes love being able to save energy — especially during the holidays.

Save Money & Energy on Holiday Lighting

Decorating is a beautiful way to celebrate the season, but holiday lights use a lot of electricity. Fortunately, solar homes can be both festive and frugal. We have put together a few practical tips for saving energy with your holiday lighting displays this year.

Switch to Energy-Efficient Holiday Lights

The idea of investing in new holiday lighting may not be all that appealing if you have loads of lights already. In the long run, however, you’re better off replacing them with LED light strands.

LEDs save energy because they use 70 percent less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs. And LED lighting lasts for decades. So while the initial investment might seem a little high, the energy savings will be more than enough to offset the costs.

Put Your Holiday Lights on Timers

Putting energy-efficient holiday lights on timers brings even bigger savings to solar homeowners.

Using timers means you don’t have to remember to turn off the lights each night (or morning) — and who hasn’t forgotten that task once or twice? What’s more, when you put your holiday lighting on timers, you can choose exactly how long to keep the display illuminated. Instead of leaving the lights on from dusk to dawn, you can save energy by setting them to automatically shut off in the late evening or the middle of the night.

Use Fewer Holiday Lights

Everyone loves a Griswold-style holiday lighting display, but using more lights means using more electricity.

A smarter move for people with solar homes is to create displays using fewer lights. Sure, LEDs use less energy and timers can control their use, but the best way to keep your electricity bills in check may be to scale back on the holiday lighting.

Consider Using Flood Lights

If cutting down the size of your lighting display clashes with your sense of holiday spirit, think about using energy-efficient floodlights.

A few flood lights can shower solar-powered homes in holiday color, providing a festive look while using less energy. As a bonus, your decorating work can be done in a flash if you use floodlights. You can even purchase special flood lights that project colors and holiday-themed shapes onto your home.

Get Creative with Your Holiday Lighting Display

Not all holiday decorations require electricity, and the more plug-free décor you use, the more energy you’ll save.

Tinsel and mirrored ornaments reflect light, making spirits bright even at night. Placing reflective items among your lights can multiply the shiny effect. You can also save energy by swapping out some of the holiday lighting for cheerful ribbons, wreaths or garland.

This holiday season, as always, the professionals at Intermountain Wind & Solar are committed to helping homeowners save energy and realize their maximum possible solar savings.

If you live in Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado or Nevada, the Intermountain Wind & Solar team can help you save money by making the switch to photovoltaic power. For more information on solar homes, or to give yourself the gift of solar energy this holiday season — call us today to request an estimate.

Will Adopting Solar Power Mean Changing Your Lifestyle?

Despite what you may hear, adopting solar power probably won’t require any significant modification of your lifestyle.

Changing Your Lifestyle

Switching to solar power doesn’t mean you must also switch to an eco-friendly lifestyle. You don’t have to be a die-hard environmentalist to invest in a home PV system — and most solar customers today are more interested in saving money than going green anyway.

You Don’t Have to Be Energy-Efficient to Invest in Solar Power

Lights blazing in every room, appliances and electronics running constantly and the heat or air conditioning set at whatever temperature feels comfortable — does that sound like your household?

You don’t have to change any of that to go solar. A home PV system can provide you with enough electricity to power everything. No matter how much energy your household uses, a photovoltaic array can be designed to effectively meet your needs.

Should You Consider Energy Efficiency Anyway?

You won’t have to think about energy efficiency before switching to solar power. But if you have a tight budget or limited space for installing a panel array, doing so will let you accomplish more savings with a smaller system.

So if saving space or money is a priority, you could consider implementing some energy-saving strategies around your home. Most will have no affect on your lifestyle or comfort.

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Simple steps, such as swapping out your incandescent light bulbs for energy-efficient ones or sealing around the windows and door frames can make a big difference in how much energy you use.

For advice on worthwhile energy improvements for your household, try the Home Energy Saver audit tool from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Answer a few easy questions, and the tool will give you a list of upgrades to consider. Or if you decide to embrace the eco-friendly lifestyle before switching to solar power, you may benefit from a professional home energy audit.

The Intermountain Wind & Solar team can perform a household energy audit as part of your solar power site evaluation. Just ask, and our professionals can make suggestions for simple, inexpensive steps you can take to boost your energy efficiency. Or if you’d prefer not to make any changes, we can design an effective home PV system to meet your current electricity needs.

The professional PV contractors at Intermountain Wind & Solar are committed to helping homeowners slash their electricity bills and achieve energy independence. For anyone living in Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming, we make switching to solar energy easy and affordable. Contact us and schedule your free solar power consultation today.

Commercial Solar Power Benefits Many Industries 

Commercial solar power has the potential to save almost any business thousands of dollars every year. And since today’s consumers support eco-friendly companies, installing a photovoltaic system offers a powerful marketing advantage.

Solar Power Benefits

More and more businesses throughout the Intermountain West are investing in solar, cutting their electricity costs while at the same time demonstrating a commitment to renewable energy.

Data Storage Centers

As the demand for cloud computing technology has continued to surge, many companies are becoming more dependent on data storage centers to keep their information secure and accessible. These facilities require a huge amount of energy to maintain reliable, around-the-clock operations.

To combat ever-increasing electricity costs, many Intermountain West data centers are investing in solar power.

Manufacturing Facilities

Factories require a tremendous amount of electricity to run their equipment, HVAC systems and industrial lighting. More manufacturers are installing commercial solar systems to save money while meeting their energy needs.

In addition, reducing their facilities’ carbon footprint may make these companies more attractive to potential investors.

Gas Stations & Convenience Stores

Many Intermountain West gas stations and convenience stores are turning to solar power as a solution for their high electricity bills.

Commercial solar power systems help offset the costs running gas pumps, food coolers, freezers and lights 24 hours a day. And as gas station canopies offer the perfect location to mount photovoltaic arrays, installation is typically simple.

Hotels

Hotels have consistently high electricity use — and the consistently high costs to go with it.

By investing in solar power, hotels can create much of their own power, drastically slashing their utility bills. And by marketing their properties as eco-friendly, solar-powered hotels are drawing in more consumers. For the same reasons, many restaurants and hospitality-related businesses are also installing solar panels.

Laundromats

Laundromat facilities depend almost entirely on electricity to carry out their services. Heating water and powering banks of commercial washers and dryers requires lots of energy.

Commercial solar panel systems provide power to laundromats, but for water heating, many laundry and cleaning businesses are also installing solar thermal systems to save money on energy bills and reduce the effect of utility rate increases.

Auto Dealers

Energy is also one of the largest overhead expenses for automotive dealerships. With all the hydraulic lifts, pressure washers, vacuums and other electric motors in continual use along with interior and exterior lights, electricity bills can be significant. After installing a commercial solar panel system, auto dealers see a dramatic decrease in their energy costs.

Does it make sense for your company to make an investment in solar energy? Chances are, the answer is yes. Almost any business can save significantly by installing a commercial solar power system. To find out how much you can save, you’ll need to consult with a local professional photovoltaic contractor.

Intermountain Wind & Solar, the leading Intermountain West commercial photovoltaic provider for nearly a decade, offers free, no-pressure consultations to businesses throughout Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and Colorado. Contact us today to discuss how commercial solar power can benefit your business.

Choose a Solar Installation Contractor with Care

As solar installation experts for more than a decade, we’ve heard our share of horror stories from our customers. Apparently, some photovoltaic contractors don’t hold themselves to a high standard.

Solar Installation Contractor

As a trusted industry leader, Intermountain Wind & Solar believes every professional solar contractor should be straightforward and honest. If you plan to install a PV panel system, look out for questionable sales practices.

Using High-Pressure Tactics

Every professional solar installer offers a special deal or promotion now and then. But if a contractor tells you that an offer is ending today — and you don’t see any evidence on their website to verify that statement — they’re probably trying to push you into a quick decision.

Employing Fast-Talking Salespeople

Finding a professional solar installer who’s enthusiastic about photovoltaic energy isn’t unusual. We’re pretty fired up about the topic ourselves. If, however, you meet with an installer who seems like a cheerleader yet doesn’t know much about PV power, you may be wise to find an installer represented by someone more knowledgeable.

Ignoring Simple, Money-Saving, Energy Efficiency Improvements

An ethical solar installer will point out easy and inexpensive things you can do to make your home more energy-efficient, as even small changes can make a big difference in your photovoltaic costs. You don’t have to make any changes to your home or daily activities if you prefer not to, but a good installer should at least advise you of your options.

Performing a Superficial Solar Energy Site Evaluation

You can do your own site assessment online with tools like Project Sunroof, Mapdwell and PVWatts. But a professional solar installer should do much more than that. Look twice at any solar installation contractor who doesn’t consider your roof and potential shading issues.

Selling No-Name Solar Components

Not all photovoltaic components are created equal, and industry experts know that brand-name PV equipment is more reliable and durable. No-name components are often poor quality and likely to degrade faster, so think twice about any solar installer who recommends them.

Tacking on Extra Solar Installation Charges

Some solar installers advertise low prices, then add extra fees later. They may say you have to pay more for photovoltaic installation on a certain type of roof, or they might try to charge you for travel expenses. Read every quote carefully to make sure it doesn’t contain any extra costs.

Intermountain Wind & Solar Has a Solid Reputation

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a place in the top 25 photovoltaic installers in the country from SolarReviews, Intermountain Wind & Solar has a solid reputation for exceptional service at an affordable price. From start to finish, we make the process of installing a PV system smooth and easy. And since we know all the tricks to cutting costs on going solar, we can help maximize your savings.

Ready to start shopping for a solar installer? Intermountain Wind & Solar offers free, no-pressure consultations and estimates to homeowners and businesses throughout Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada. For answers to all your questions and expert advice from a professional solar installer who really cares about your business, contact us today.

Solar Energy Storage for a Grid-Tied PV System

The U.S. solar energy storage market is alive and thriving — and not just for off-grid photovoltaic installations.

According to a new report from GTM Research, the residential battery market is shifting gears in 2017. This year will be the first time that energy storage for residential grid-tied PV system installations across the country outnumbers storage deployments for off-grid home photovoltaic systems.

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Residential Solar Energy Storage Statistics for 2016

Due to the nature of off-grid residential deployments, data isn’t easy to find. However, off-grid PV applications have always dominated the U.S. battery storage market.

According to the report, this held true for the 127 megawatt-hours of storage deployed in 2016. Researchers estimate that of the 4,400 residential solar battery systems installed throughout the country, 86 percent were for off-grid photovoltaic homes.

Growth in Solar Storage for Residential Grid-Tied PV System Installations

In 2017, GTM Research expects a major about-face in the U.S. solar battery market.

When statistics are compiled at the end of the year, researchers predict that 57 percent of the annual deployments will be for residential grid-tied solar systems. So for the first year ever, off-grid PV applications will no longer take the lead in the battery storage market.

Even more impressive is the future expected growth in solar energy storage for grid-tied home photovoltaic systems. By 2022, residential solar battery systems will make up a whopping 99 percent of total annual deployments.

Why the surge in the on-grid energy storage market? Homeowners have two main reasons to install battery systems — backup power and saving money. But the utilities are also involved in the market transformation, as they’re encouraging battery installation to help lessen the effects of photovoltaic penetration in the marketplace.

Should You Consider Solar Storage for Your Grid-Tied PV System?

A battery system isn’t a must for a residential grid-tied solar installation — when the sun isn’t shining, your home can run on electricity from the utility grid.

That said, adding solar storage can be a wise investment, particularly if your utility company has unfavorable rate policies. Time-of-use rates and demand charges can increase the amount you have to pay for municipal electricity. And if your state or utility doesn’t offer retail rate net metering, there’s not as much of a financial benefit in sending your excess solar energy to the grid.

In addition, if you’re in need of a reliable source of backup electricity, you may want to consider installing a battery storage system. When your home PV system is connected to the grid, you’ll lose power during an outage. With solar batteries, you’ll never be left in the dark.

Interested in learning about the storage options for residential grid-tied PV systems? Intermountain Wind & Solar, the region’s leading residential and commercial photovoltaic provider, offers free consultations to homeowners and businesses throughout Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Colorado and Wyoming. Contact us today to discuss solar energy storage for your residential grid-tied PV system.

Solar Energy Is a Great Investment

Sure, installing a solar energy system costs money, but like they say, you’ve got to spend money to make money.

According to a recent survey by EnergySage, an online solar information marketplace backed by the U.S. Department of Energy, 40 percent of consumers think that a solar energy system is a good investment, and another 40 percent aren’t sure if investing in photovoltaic power makes good financial sense.

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We’d like to change that perception — we want you to know why switching to photovoltaic power is a smart financial move.

No. 1: A Solar Energy System Provides Decades of Returns

Photovoltaic systems can produce electricity for decades — 20 to 40 years or more. Rather than sending a check to the utility company every month, you can get free power from the sun. It’s like putting money back in your pocket!

No. 2: Solar Energy System Returns Are Tax-Free

The returns you receive from your PV energy system aren’t income — they’re savings. As such, they aren’t subject to state or federal taxes. According to EnergySage, your solar power return on investment could represent anywhere from 20 to 35 percent more cash back in the bank than what you would receive from an investment in a taxable mutual fund with a comparable rate of return.

No. 3: Returns from a Solar Array Improve Every Year

How many investments return more every year? Photovoltaic power is one of the few that is virtually guaranteed to improve. Electricity prices have been increasing each year as demand falls, and each time they do, your annual returns rise.

No. 4: Installing a Solar Power System Boosts Real Estate Value

A property powered by a PV panel system is attractive to buyers because it costs less to operate. Also, you don’t need to hold onto your home or business building for a long time to benefit from the real estate boost. Once you make the switch to photovoltaic power, your property will sell faster, fetching a significantly higher price.

Given all these advantages — and the fact that the federal, state and local tax credits, rebates and grants can reduce your investment costs by up to half — an investment in solar power can pay off for any homeowner or business.

For more details on the financial benefits of installing a residential or commercial solar system, turn to the professional team at Intermountain Wind & Solar. As the leading PV contractor in the Intermountain West for nearly a decade, we have the expertise to help you make a sound decision about investing in photovoltaic power.

Intermountain Wind & Solar offers free, no-hassle consultations and photovoltaic installation estimates to homeowners and businesses throughout Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. Contact us today to schedule a solar energy system consultation.

PV Energy on the Rise, U.S. Solar Market Report Says

Solar PV energy adoption is growing exponentially, according to the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.

Every quarter, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) analyze industry data to provide a view of the photovoltaic market. The newest report reveals that the second quarter of 2017 was the second-largest ever, with an 8 percent year-over-year increase in installed capacity.

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What’s more, researchers expect this impressive market growth to continue. The PV industry is picking up speed.

Impressive Growth in Utility-Scale and Commercial Solar PV

In Q2 2017, a whopping 2,387 megawatts (MW) of new U.S. photovoltaic capacity was installed. Utility-scale PV energy continued to lead the way, representing 58 percent of the photovoltaic capacity installed. And in fact, this quarter marked the seventh straight quarter that utility-scale solar accounted for more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity.

With 437 MW installed, nonresidential or commercial solar PV adoption also achieved incredible Q2 2017 growth. This represents a 31 percent increase over the same quarter last year.

Residential Solar PV Energy Sees Quarter-Over-Quarter Growth

The residential photovoltaic sector grew, but only by about 1 percent quarter over quarter.

Slower growth for home solar PV is mainly due to national installers scaling back operations in order to maximize profitability. In the major state markets, this has resulted in customer acquisition challenges, and growth in the emerging state markets has not yet made up for the difference.

What Does the Future of Solar PV Look Like?

Researchers predict that over 12 GW of new photovoltaic installations will be operational by the end of 2017. And over the next five years, total U.S. solar capacity is expected to triple. Once 2022 arrives, 31 states will have annual PV installations of at least 100 MW, and more than 16 GW will be added each year.

That said, the outlook for the U.S. photovoltaic industry could change if trade relief is implemented. If approved by the International Trade Commission, PV installations across all three market sectors — utility-scale, residential and commercial solar — are likely to see a significant drop.

If you’re thinking about investing in a residential or commercial PV system, now’s the time to act. Many state and local financial incentives for photovoltaic installation are being eliminated, and you’ll need to complete your installation before the end of 2019 in order to claim the full 30 percent federal investment tax credit. If you wait too long, you’ll probably end up paying more.

Ready to explore your options? The professional contractors at Intermountain Wind & Solar, one of the largest and most trusted photovoltaic providers in the Intermountain West, can answer all your questions and offer expert advice on PV installation.

Intermountain Wind & Solar offers complimentary, hassle-free consultations to homeowners and businesses throughout Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada. To discuss solar PV energy for your home or business, contact us today.