DMV Equity Inc. Explains Solar Power in Westchester, NY
May 16, 2021at11:00 PM
As homes and businesses throughout Westchester and New York at large realize the benefits of solar power, it’s not surprising that you’re wondering if you should follow suit.
And, as with any big decision, it’s natural to want to gather as much information as possible before making your choice.
The questions that follow are no doubt the ones you have about solar power in Westchester, NY. They are accompanied by answers from us, DMV Equity Inc., solar power installers serving New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Find answers to your pressing questions about solar power.
What do I get from switching to solar power?
With solar power, your electricity bill can fall by anywhere from 20% to 80%. As your home or business’ panels cover your electricity needs, you reduce your reliance on the grid, lowering your bill.
Think of solar power as an investment. The systems we install, for example, are backed by a 25-year warranty. While this is admittedly exceptional for the industry, it’s evidence that a solar panel can certainly be an investment into your long-term energy needs.
Are there ways to save when purchasing solar equipment?
State and federal solar incentives are so vast that, with qualifying systems and installers, you pay much less than the listed price of equipment.
Federal tax credit saves you 26% of the system’s cost.
And there are multiple state incentives that fall under the government solar initiative known as NY-Sun.
Through the Megawatt Block Incentive, you receive an up-front rebate in dollars per watt. Your subsidy is affected by the amount of solar energy your area is currently producing.
There is also net metering, a policy by which you’re paid a fair price for the unused electricity generated by your system, which is sent to the grid. You receive credits that you can trade for power from your utility company, should you require it for any reason.
Yet more, there is the New York State solar equipment tax credit. This program reduces your state tax payments by either $5,000 or 25% of the total expenses you incur from using solar energy, whichever is lower.
Does it matter what manufacturer I choose?
Yes, it matters significantly. The manufacturer strongly determines the solar panel’s performance and reliability.
For this reason, DMV Equity Inc. only installs SunPower solar systems.
SunPower is the solar industry equipment leader. Their products consistently outperform those of other manufacturers in terms of kWh performance, durability, and gradual DC power decline.
To get the most out of switching to solar power in Westchester, NY, SunPower is the obvious choice.
How can I have my solar panels installed?
You can install solar panels at your home or business on the roof or mount them on the ground. When trained and licensed professionals perform the installation, neither of the two options is necessarily better than the other.
Reasons for choosing one over the other may be lack of space or a difficult roof pitch and angle, which isn’t very common.
In some cases, because of NYC fire codes, we build a canopy array where we can then place a much larger system than otherwise possible.
See some of our recent projects for clues as to what might be the best way to install yours.
What are ways I can use to purchase solar equipment?
Depending on your budget and what works for you, you can buy your solar equipment in a variety of ways. Speaking only for DMV Equity Inc. as dealers vary, you can buy the equipment outright or access different lease and loan options.
Enjoy green energy and savings with solar power in Westchester, NY
Our team is happy to answer any other questions you might have. And if you’ve made your decision, we’d be glad to supply you with class-leading equipment and flawless installation.
DMV Equity Inc. is a SunPower-licensed dealer and installer. This means you can get the world’s best performing solar power systems, provided by New York’s leading dealer and installer.