A Leading Solar Panel Installation Company in Austin
It’s warm weather, affordable housing, and sparkling cultural scene make Austin the best place to live in the USA. In fact, the city is often called the Live Music Capital of the World, which is no small thing. But the rate and scale of solar panel installation in Austin has helped make this amazing city shine bright in a more literal way. A bustling city like Austin needs a lot of power, and Universal Solar Systems has helped many of its citizens take the 200 days of sunshine that Texas gets each year and turn them into raw solar power. Going green in Austin is also made easy thanks to the considerable incentives the federal government currently offers anyone who installs solar panels on their property—with encouragement from Austin Energy’s.
Going Solar with Universal Solar System
A typical Texas household uses a lot of electricity to power anything from computers to microwave ovens to washing machines. To be precise, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) calculates that the average Texas household needs nearly 14,000 kWh of power per year. The bill is even bigger for those who live in hot areas since air conditioning systems are often kept on round the clock. But wherever you live in the state, those electric bills are a key incentive to go for solar panel installation. What’s more, the panels on your roof can not only help you reduce your utility bill, but using solar rebates from various energy companies in the region can cover all the power you use daily—and even earn you some cash back.
Here are some great ways to help you go solar and save money in Austin:
– 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit
– Austin Solar Panel Property Tax Exemption
– Your Austin Solar Rights Law
– Net Metering for Austin Solar Panels
– Reserve Utility Solar Rebates in Austin
– Our Solar Projects in Austin
Federal Solar Tax Credit
From now until the end of 2020, the Federal Government is offering a 26% Solar Tax Credit to those who want to go solar. Simply put, you can take 26% of the total cost of your solar panels, including installation, off your taxes or receive that sum as a rebate. If your total tax credit is not used in the first year, it will be carried forward.
Austin Solar Panel Property Tax Exemption
With a solar panel system installed on your rooftop, the value of your property soars by as much as 20 times your annual energy bill, and here in Austin, you will not be taxed for the increase. That’s right–in Austin, your solar panel installation is completely exempted from property tax. Your home valuation will be raised. Go Solar, Save Green—and Grow Green.
Austin Solar Rights Law
In Austin, solar panel installation companies like Universal Solar Systems can install any number of photovoltaic sunshine collectors on the roof of your home without you having to worry about the rules imposed by a Homeowners Association or any such organization. You will not need approval, nor will you be financially penalized for going green.
Net Metering for Austin Solar Homes and Businesses
Net metering is a billing mechanism that utilizes a bi-directional electric meter. Like a traditional meter, a bi-directional meter records the kilowatts taken from the grid; but at the same time it deducts the energy supplied to the grid by your solar array. This allows homeowners with solar installations to save money on their monthly electric bills. In some cases, they can even get a credit for excess power generated! A large enough solar PV system can potentially power your home or business just with solar energy alone all year, but that depends on the energy generated compared to the energy used. It’s also true that no system can harvest the same amount of energy each day, as varying weather conditions affect daily solar electric generation.
Some of the electric utility companies in the greater Austin area offering net metering programs for solar customers:
– Austin Energy
– Oncor Electric
– Direct Energy
– Pedernales Electric Cooperative
– City of San Marcos
Customers may receive a rebate of up to $2,500 to help with the cost of solar installation.
City of San Marcos
Gives customers rebates of $1 per watt of solar installation. This can go up to a total of $2,500 for residential customers and $5,000 for commercial ones.
All customers who have installations approved by Oncor receive incentives based on the panels used; however, these incentives will not last for long because they are based on the 26% tax rebate, which only lasts until the end of the year, so speed is of the essence.
When it comes to fast solar panel installation, Austin is home turf to Universal Solar Systems. We can easily work in any area of the city and we’ll handle the entire installation process. Also, we’re used to working with tier 1 PV panels, such as those from LG Electronics, Panasonic, and JA Solar. Likewise, we prefer Enphase, Fronius, Schneider and other top brands for micro inverters. Universal Solar Systems is among the leading solar companies in Austin. and we’ve handled thousands of residential projects and hundreds of commercial ones. With our expertise in solar panel installation along with available solar incentives and rebates, you have all the reasons you need to go solar.
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Great price, great service! Trouble-free system. They installed 10 kW on our home in 2014. Electricity bills are way down and the guys from universal are great to work with.Brandon Pillans - TX
USS provide amazing service and very much satisfied with the solar panels installed....I would highly recommend...GO GREEN. SAVE GREENDhruma Lakkad - Dallas, TX