Do You Really Save Money With Solar Panels?

| November 22, 2019

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You have probably heard all the hype about solar power – not only is it better for the environment but it can seriously cut down your utility bills. But is this really the case? It may seem too good to be true, but with one of the best energy providers you can be saving thousands of dollars by using a solar energy system! Customers can benefit from state, county and utility rebates. Homeowners with solar energy earn these rebates as a monthly credit rollover in return for their excess energy produced by their solar panels. Since most energy systems are connected to the neighborhood’s electricity grid, this power is essentially shared amongst your neighbors.

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