The Efficiency Of Solar Panels

Solar panel technology has evolved a lot over the last decade or so, and so has their popularity and affordability. Many homeowners across the country are looking for a way to power their homes sustainably and affordably, and as we continue to experience extreme weather incidents and feel the effects of climate change, investing in clean and renewable energy sources will become more and more important. 

We’ve recently seen many advances in solar panel technology, including:

  • Floating solar farms, sometimes called floatovoltaics. Installed on reservoirs or other large bodies of water, floating solar farms don’t take up valuable space on land, and they help with water evaporation by blocking the sunlight. 
  • Building-integrated photovoltaics, also called BIPV solar technology. This means the solar panels are seamlessly integrated into the existing structure of a building, like canopies, facades, curtain walls, and skylight systems. 
  • Solar skins. These are custom designs that are embedded into solar panels, much like a large advertisement on the side of a city bus. 
  • Solar fabric. Solar energy doesn’t just power your home – researchers are developing technology to integrate solar fabric into t-shirts, winter coats, and other items of clothing. 

Are You Ready To Take The Solar Panel Plunge?

If you’ve done any research at all about solar panels, you’ve probably come across the name SunPower. SunPower has the most high-performance solar panels available on the market. They offer up to 35% more in lifetime generation and come with an unbeatable warranty. The company has invested a lot in solar technology development and it shows, with their panels boasting high efficiency rates and their patented Maxeon solar cell. 

So if you’re ready to take the plunge and invest in a home solar system, our experts at Greenhouse Solar will be happy to visit your home, conduct an inspection, and let you know which SunPower solar systems are best suited to your property and your family’s energy needs. 

For more information about solar panel installation, or if you have any questions about which solar panels would be the most efficient for your home, please contact our team at Greenhouse Solar today. Discover why so many people in New Jersey choose us as their trusted residential solar supplier. We look forward to hearing from you.

NJ solar tax credits explained

Are you considering investing in a home solar system? Solar panels have many benefits, including using free and clean energy from the sun to power your home, as well as lowering your monthly energy bills. But did you know that there are also solar tax credits and incentives for homeowners in New Jersey? In this article, our team at Green House Solar will discuss the solar tax credits and incentives available to you right now. 

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC): This is a 26% federal solar tax credit that can be claimed for any home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022. 

Solar Investment Property Tax Exemption: This is a property tax exemption based on the added value of home solar panels. 

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs): This credit compensates you per kilowatt-hour that your solar system produces, and it varies according to the current market value. 

Solar Panel System Sales Tax Exemption: This incentive gives you a sales tax exemption of around 6.6%. 

Solar installation in Morris County, NJ

If you’re ready to invest in a home solar system and want to know what your options are, our team will visit your home, conduct an inspection of your roof and your property, and recommend either a ground solar system or rooftop solar panels. The type of solar system that’s best for you will depend on several factors, including the materials and angles of your roof, the direction it faces, and if there are any obstructions like large trees. 

As we outlined above, there are several available solar tax credits and incentives in New Jersey. In addition to these, you’ll also enjoy lower monthly energy bills once your home solar system is up and running. You’ll also have the added benefits of reducing your carbon footprint and decreasing your dependence on your city’s electricity grid. If you’re concerned about the upfront costs associated with installing solar panels, we’re happy to discuss several financing options available to you.

If you’d like to learn more about solar tax credits in NJ, or if you have any solar panel installation questions, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. We look forward to helping you live “off the grid.”