Solar Energy for All

If you’ve been considering solar energy for your home, 2017 would be a great year to pull the trigger.

The current federal renewable energy tax credit is a whopping 30 percent, but will be phased out after 2019. Additionally, many cities and states offer incentives to help offset installation costs. So, even if you live in a not-so-sunny locale like Boston, for example you could have a 20-year savings of $30,000 to $40,000. To see if solar energy is financially viable for your home, Energy Sage will analyze your home’s roof, amount of shade, local rebates, electricity rates and current cost of installation. Just plug in your home address and they calculate the rest.press_solar_home_2-100690498-orig

For those worried about the aesthetics of large, industrial looking panels bolted on your roof, you’re in luck. There are now pleasing options for solar cells in the form of roof shingles, windows and skylights. You would never know it but the house in this picture is completely powered by solar energy from its Tesla-made roof tiles.