Why Solar?
Photovoltaic System

The reasons to think about solar have never been more black and white.

Lower your energy bill

By installing a solar system, you become your own energy provider, reducing electricity costs for the next 25 + years. Your utility company will track your electricity generation through net metering and credit you for the solar power you produce.

The cost of electricity rises on average 7% per year nationwide. Solar power can help offset these increasing costs. By producing your own electricity, you:

  • Gain energy independence
  • Reduce your exposure to rapidly-accelerating utility costs
  • Increase your financial security

Increase the value of your property

Adding a capital asset to your property and reducing annual operating costs increase the value of your property.

  • Investments in energy efficiency are traditionally valued based on how quickly the investment pays for itself
  • These investments add value to the property and can be recovered at sale
  • Every $ 1 reduction in annual utility bills adds $ 20 to the value of the home (Source: National Appraisal Journal and EPA)

It’s more affordable than you might think

The size and cost of your solar installation depends on your electricity bill and energy savings goals.

  • A hybrid installation (a percentage of energy comes from the utility company and a percentage from solar) can help maximize your investment
  • A solar system typically returns more than twice its cost in electricity savings over 25 years

Current incentives lower the cost even further

With new federal and state incentives, solar is more affordable than ever before. The federal tax credit for residential installations reduces your cost by 30%. In addition, each state offers additional rebates and tax credits.



S & L Electric, Inc.
5313 State Highway 56
Colton, NY 13625
Phone: (315) 262-2631
Fax: (315) 262-2639