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Why Install Solar Power in Mill Valley, Marin County?

Below we answer several essential questions when deciding if going solar is right for you.

Will a solar panel system save me money on energy costs in Mill Valley?

Yes, solar panels are a cost-effective investment. One study found that solar panel installations on roofs reduced energy needed for air conditioning and cooling systems by 12%, which then reduces the “urban heat island” effect that impacts cities and towns with high amounts of concrete.

Solar panels not only benefit the environment by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, but they also allow you to save money each month. Once you’ve recovered the cost of installation through reduced electricity expenses, the savings really add up. Additionally, solar panels tend to add value to houses, so, if you sell your Mill Valley, Marin County, home, you’ll probably pocket more profit than you would without solar panels.

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Is there much sunshine in Mill Valley?

Because it’s located in one of the sunniest states in the United States, a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system is an excellent investment in Mill Valley, California.

Mill Valley’s Mediterranean climate and 255 sunny days each year create ideal conditions if you want to power your home with solar energy. To learn more about how to save money every month on your electric bill, talk to a solar specialist.

Do solar panels in Mill Valley produce much energy?

The PV cell is the component of the solar panel that converts light into electricity when sunlight strikes the cell.  How much electricity your roof generates depends on how many panels you are able to install and how much sun the panels are exposed to. Because of the generous amount of sunlight in the area, solar panel installations in Mill Valley, Marin County, can operate at peak efficiency for roughly 70% of an average year  – a 24% increase over the rest of the country.

In fact, California is generally one of the best regions of the country to harness solar energy because it gets abundant solar radiation throughout the year, per the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Are there tax breaks and incentives for installing a solar panel system in Mill Valley?

You may be eligible for several specific tax advantages and financing alternatives for both businesses and homes when you install a solar panel system in Mill Valley, Marin County.

A federal program, the Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit, allows homeowners to claim a tax credit up to 26% of the total “solar electric property” project cost, including labor, installation, system wiring, and other charges.

An additional government program, the Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (B-ITC), also offers a 26% tax credit incentive for some commercial systems built through the end of 2022. The incentive value will decrease for every year after until the end of 2025, at which point the incentive will remain at 10% of project cost.

The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program allows residents to purchase “renewable electrical improvements” at a cost of up to 10 percent. The financing will be repaid at a fixed interest rate, 7.7%, over a period of 10-20 years.

Visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency to discover additional savings and incentives.

Please note: you may not be eligible for these financial benefits if you lease your solar panel system instead of purchasing it outright. 

It can be difficult to figure out which incentives you are eligible for. Our specialists can help you navigate the complex waters of incentive eligibility. If you have questions regarding the best solutions for you, don’t hesitate and get in touch!

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Recent Solar Panel Installations in Marin County by SolarCraft

Fait Family in Marin County Powers Their Home and Runs Their Car on 100% Sunshine

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Essential Benefits of this Solar Installation 

  • Saves Fait family over $4,300 in electric bills annually
  • Powers their home & electric vehicle with solar power
  • Shields the Faits from electrical rate increases & peak rates
  •  Offsets 103% of their energy usage
  • Will reduce CO2 emissions by 7 tons annually, equivalent to eliminating over 17,235 miles of driving each year

Marin County Resident Saves Over $1,700 Annually with Solar Electric System Installation

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Essential Benefits of this Solar Installation 

  • Saves the Schmidt family over $1,700 in electric bills annually
  • Will reduce CO2 emissions by 30 tons over 30 years, equivalent to eliminating over 2,800 miles of driving each year
  • Increases property value without increase to property tax assessment

Why Choose Solar Craft for your Solar Installation in Mill Valley

SolarCraft is one of the most trusted and experienced solar energy and battery energy storage providers in Northern California, serving the businesses and residents of Marin, Sonoma and Napa Counties for more than 35 years. 100% Employee Owned, our dedicated team is proud to have installed more solar energy systems than any other company in the North Bay, including systems for many of our community’s most recognizable organizations. We deliver the best in solar technology and design-build craftsmanship, always driven by a client-first approach to maximizing financial and environmental benefits. We look forward to partnering with you to build a more sustainable future.

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