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Almost everyone has felt the economic squeeze over the past decade. The costs continue to rise while incomes have stayed stagnate. Electricity generation costs are volatile and subject to many governmental regulations. Which is why over the past decade, electricity rates have increased an average of 4.5% per year and many expect this to increase in the future.

So, what can you do? Solar can hedge against these price increases while increasing the value of your home. The costs are dependent upon your unique property and power usage. There is currently a 26% federal tax credit available. CustomSmart Solar will provide a full financial analysis that shows the upfront costs and investment return.

Home solar and energy storage options

Home solar panels and a battery can offer freedom from the utility companies with predictable electric bills. This helps you avoid peak electricity rates and provides reliable back-up power when the grid goes down. Going solar is more practical, reliable and cost effective than ever.

Solar for new home construction

Offering solar can also create a competitive advantage among new construction homes. Not only does it increase the value of the home, but it also increases the life of the roof. Solar panels act as an extra layer of protection on the roof that helps prevent damage from harsh weather conditions like hail storms. If homebuilders market their homes as being built with solar panels, they could draw the attention of sustainability-conscious consumers. While consumers will likely pay more for a new home with solar than a home without, they can save money in the long run with lower utility bills. If the solar system is tied to battery storage, the power generated from the panels could help homeowners maintain power during outages.

Residential Solar Carports

If you’re a PV fanatic following emerging technologies in the solar industry, you may have already spotted the solar industry’s solution: solar canopies, also known as solar carports.

What is a Solar Carport?
A solar carport system is a canopy designed from solar panels to cover parking areas and is one of several ways for homeowners to take advantage of solar energy.

Benefits of Solar Carports
If you install solar panels over your parking space, you experience the following additional benefits
They decrease the amount of energy you use, lowering your electricity bills.

It is an efficient use of space as you can use solar carports to lower your energy costs, provide safer parking, and charge your electric car with a solar carport charging station.

Home solar carport structures mean cooler parking, which leads to lower fuel costs for air conditioning in warm and hot months.

Electric vehicle residential Charging Stations

CustomSmart Solar is proud to offer Juicebox electric vehicle charging stations

Charge your vehicle faster with 11.5 kW maximum power output
• Control charging anywhere, anytime via our mobile app and web portal
• Reduce your energy costs by scheduling charging when rates are low
• Select a cleaner electricity mix to reduce your emissions (in applicable geographies)
• Participate in smart grid programs to further lower the cost of owning and driving
your EV (in applicable geographies)

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