Benefits Of Solar

Protect Against Rising Utility Rates

Kauai’s homes and businesses pay the hightest electricity rates in the nation. This is particularly due to our dependence on fossil fuel. The bulk of our electricity is generated from burning diesel oil. When fuel costs go up so does our electricity bill. Installing your own solar power can reduce or eliminate your exposure to rising electricity rates.

Reduce Monthly Costs

A solar power system can reduce or eliminate your electric bill. When you invest in solar you lock in a rate for energy for the next 25 years that is considerably less than you are already paying. As rates increase this difference will only increase, which will result in further savings over the life of the system.

Take Advantage of Government Rebates & Tax Credits

Designed to encourage individuals and businesses to generate their own solar power, these programs can pay for up to 55% of the total system cost for residences and up to 88% for commercial businesses! These programs include direct rebates, tax credits, and other financial incentives.

Good Return On Investment (ROI)

Government incentives combined with recent decreases in solar equipment prices, make the investment in solar power a good financial decision for individuals and business owners. An investment in solar power can generate quick payback as well as long-term savings. Typical returns are up to 16% for homes and 50% for businesses!

Long Term Reliability & Low Maintenance Costs

Photovoltaic Cells were originally developed for use in space, where repair is extremely expensive, if not impossible. Solar still powers nearly every satellite circling the earth because it operates reliably for long periods of time with virtually no maintenance. Once installed, the solar power system requires little or no maintenance, and will provide electricity cleanly and quietly for 25 to 40 years. Our solar energy systems carry a 25-year manufacturer warranty on all major equipment.

Become A “Green” Community Member

Generating electricity from solar energy means less consumption of fossil fuels thereby reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emission. By switching to solar power you will be doing your part to combat global warming, and reduce our island’s dependence on fossil fuel. Being a green business can not only reduce your operating costs but can also be a great source of public relations and a good marketing tool. There are a growing number of consumers who make their buying decisions based on the perceived environmental responsibility of the company they are dealing with.

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  • Rules Of Thumb

    Rule Of ThumbSpend $8k on solar for your home and save $100 per month on your energy bill.

    tax incentivesSpend $6k on solar for your business and save $300 per month on your energy bill!

    tax incentivesHomeowners get approximately 15%-17% return on their investment!

    tax incentivesBusiness owners get over 50% return on their investment!

    tax incentivesSavings typically pay back your investment about 6 years. After that your solar energy is FREE!

What about government incentives?

tax incentives The Federal and State Solar Investment Tax Credits just got WAY better. Now if you own a home you pay as little as 45% of the cost of your system. If you own a business you pay even less, as little as 15% of the cost of a solar system. For more details see our detailed explanation of government incentives.

Is solar good for the environment?

tax incentivesOn Kauai 92% of our electricity is generated from fossil fuel (diesel). The average household switching to PV power saves burning over 9 barrels of oil per year. This saves over 4 metric tons of green house gas put into the atmosphere each year! Check out  real time web monitoring.