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Can Solar Really Save Me Money?

If you’re one of the millions of homeowners looking for ways to cut down on expenses, solar energy is the answer you’ve been looking for.  Homeowners now have highly favorable financing options that have led to over 473,000 installations during 2015.  Residential costs have also dropped 45% since 2010, making it easier than ever to make the switch.

Timing Is Everything

There are two main factors that make switching to Solar a better option now than ever before: state and federal tax credits and the rising costs of utilities. The price of electricity has steadily gone up through the years and is forecasted to continue inflating, according to U.S Energy Information Administration.   However, solar hardware is much less expensive than it was only a few years ago.  Thanks to robust advances in PV solar panel production and government incentives to facilitate this essential energy progress, the cost barriers to going Green have been eliminated.  Solar is now the decisively cheaper option!

How Much Can I Save?

In a recent study by NCCT, customers in America’s 50 largest cities who invest in a 5 kW solar PV system save on average between $44 to $187 per month in their very first year going solar.  As an added bonus, costumers who pay upfront for their systems will see a better return on investment than the stock market over the 25-year average life of the system!  These numbers become very interesting and exciting once you calculate the savings over 5, 10, and even 20 years.

Added to those saving are the state and federal tax incentives. 30% savings from Federal taxes plus additional state tax credits mean you will be paying a fraction of the total system cost.  Deciding which payment option is best for you will determine how much you can save and how soon, and there are a variety of appropriate options for every homeowner.

The Evergreen Solution

To find out exactly how much you can save by switching to solar, request a free proposal from Evergreen Solar today. We utilize 3D mapping technology and your usage history to show you exactly how solar panels will look on your roof and how much money you can save by going Green.  Apply and qualify for $0 upfront installation, hardware, and servicing costs. For a limited time, receive a free NEST thermostat so you can keep track of your solar production and control your home’s energy right from your phone.  Enter discount code NYSUN and request a proposal today!

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Greenlight Energy Opens Long Island Office

Having served home and business owners in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania over the last eight years from our offices in Queens, New York, Greenlight Energy is very excited to announce the opening our new Long Island office in Syosset, New York. We continue to grow throughout the Northeast, and this new space will help us provide more direct service to our Long Island customers of Evergreen Solar and various other Green, cost-effective energy products.

With significant business development through the years, benefitting the northeast with 100% Green energy products and services, we aim to grow further still by setting a goal to serve 100,000 customers by 2017.

We have vowed to save our consumers an average of 30% off of their utility bills with clean, Green, renewable solar energy. Our website features a form where customers can request a free custom solar proposal, see what solar panels look like on their roofs, and discover how much money they can save.

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We’re grateful for the opportunity to provide Evergreen solar and cost-effective renewable energy to homes and businesses throughout Long Island and the rest of our service territories in the Northeast, with a fixed eye on unparalleled customer service and strong, steady expansion. We’d like to thank the entire Greenlight Energy family for your ongoing support.

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Beat The Heat! 3 Reasons to go Solar Before Summer

The summer season is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to prepare your home for the those sweltering temperatures. Well, have you ever considered making the switch to solar power? If not, you really should take a look at these three undeniable reasons to go solar before summer!

1. Stay Cool
The #1 reason you should seriously consider going solar before summer arrives is that you will be able to stay cool and comfortable all day long. Contrary to popular belief, solar power can be used all day long, not only while the sun is up. This is because some of the power is stored away on grids to be used once night falls or when the sun is obstructed.

2. Save Money
Let’s face it. When temperatures rise, so do your electricity bills. Did you know that deciding to go solar can help you save lots of money this summer? It’s totally true! Solar energy is much more affordable that traditional forms of power and vastly more durable. Our Evergreen Solar provides fixed rates for homeowners, and the government provides hefty tax breaks that can put even more money back in your pocket.

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3. Save the Environment
Solar energy is both renewable and clean, and it does not produce any harmful emissions like other forms of power. This means it’s much better for the environment and our entire ecosystem. Environmentalists are strong supporters of solar energy, as it has the ability to reduce the amount of harm being done to the earth, thus ensuring a brighter future for everyone.

Solar energy is cleaner, safer, and all around more reliable than fossil fuels. Find out how much it can save you today by visiting Evergreen Solar!

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How New Yorkers Are Being Paid to Switch to Solar

New York is one of the most generous states when it comes to Solar Energy. There are a number of incentives that make going Solar a can’t miss opportunity for New Yorkers:

  • The Megawatt Block Incentive Structure: a direct, generous incentive for solar energy available under New York’s ambitious NY-Sun Initiative.
  • Net energy metering: ensure that you get paid a fair price for the solar electricity that you send into the grid. Any credits for excess solar power that you accrue in a ‘credit bank’ and can be used in future months (usually winter) if your solar energy system produces less electricity.
  • New York State’s Solar Equipment Tax Credit: reduce your state tax payments by up to $5,000 or 25% off your total solar energy expenses (whichever is lower). The great advantages of the Solar Equipment Tax Credit are: 1) You don’t have to purchase your system to claim the credit (i.e. it applies to you even if you went solar with a lease or PPA), and 2) if your tax liability isn’t large enough to claim the entire credit in the first year, you can roll it over into the next year.
  • The NY-Sun Initiative: an umbrella program for a number of solar industry support mechanisms in New York State, including (but not limited to) the Megawatt Block Incentive Structure. NY-Sun, in conjunction with NYPA, also provides the backbone for the state’s Community Solar and K-Solar programs.
  • The REV Initiative: reinvent New York State’s energy systems with a focus on ‘distributed energy’ technologies like rooftop solar panels and energy storage. Although it does not directly subsidize rooftop solar power, its ultimate aim is to level the playing field for distributed energy vs centralized power plants (like coal, gas, and nuclear) through market reforms.

Whether you live on Long Island, Queens, Manhattan, Upstate, or anywhere else in NY, don’t let these incentives pass you by.

Start today with your free solar proposal.

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Greenlight in Pennsylvania

“I guess what I’m trying to say is, If I can change, and you can change, everybody can change.”

Greenlight Energy is excited to announce our recent expansion of Solar Installation, Renewable Electricity, and Carbon Neutral Natural Gas supply services into Pennsylvania!  Now in our seventh year of serving the northeast with 100% Green energy and products, we continue our growth and further our goal of serving 100,000 customers by 2017!

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We have worked with our professional installers to service and save our customers an average of 30% off of their utility bill by switching to solar.  Our quick two step proposal makes it easy to see if your home qualifies.

We are also excited to expand our Top Tier Agent Program in order to keep spreading the word about the benefits of going Green. We’ve partnered with local businesses, CPAs, lawyers, real estate agents, and anyone who’s ready to lead their clients and community towards a Green future.

We’re grateful to enter this market and look forward to the opportunity to provide clean, Green, cost-effective renewable energy to homes and businesses throughout the great state of Pennsylvania.

See if your home qualifies for our services.