Regardless of whether you’re looking at lowering your monthly energy bill or interested in reducing your carbon emissions, Lexar Homes solar panels will generate big savings for our homeowners. Solar panels help reduce monthly utility bills and will typically increase the home’s value.

How much you save depends on the utility rates and the number of solar panels installed on your home. Lexar Homes offers an extensive line of solar power programs. Our sales associates are eager to visit with you to determine which option is best for you.

There are some big advantages to solar energy.

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First, you save money on your rising utility bills

With solar panels, you have a built-in energy system that produces your own power. Not only are you saving money on your monthly utility bills, but you also receive a federal solar tax credit (known as the ITC) for two years after building your home. At the end of each year, this tax credit will be sent to you directly and will total 26% of your system’s cost in 2021/2022 and 22% in 2023. Congress established this tax credit as a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your income tax. If you can’t use the full value in one year, you can rollover the remainder to the next year. You should check with a tax adviser to make sure you can claim the entire value.

Second, you are helping the environment

Solar power is a clean and renewable energy source. Harvesting the sun’s rays to produce power doesn’t create any pollution and reduces your impact on the environment.

Last, but not least, you gain independence

Having a solar system is like having your very own power plant on the roof of your home. While you typically can’t disconnect completely from the grid, you’re able to generate your own power every time the sun comes up. Giving you some independence from local utility companies.

Solar FAQs

Listed below are some frequently asked questions about solar power.

1. Will solar power save me money?

Lexar’s solar energy system saves money on utility bills and protects against rising electricity rates because it generates some of the electricity you use, like your own power plant. This means, you can expect to start saving money right from the beginning.

2. How do solar panels work?

Solar panels absorb the sun’s energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity.

3. Do my solar panels produce power when the sun isn’t shining?

The power your solar energy system generates is dependent on sunlight. This means that your solar panels will produce less energy when the weather is cloudy and no energy at night.

4. What is net metering?

“Net metering” is the system utilities use to credit solar system owners for the electricity produced by their panels. With net metering, you only pay for the electricity you use beyond what your solar panels generate.

5. How does solar impact my property values?

Studies have shown that homes with solar energy systems sell for more than homes without them. In most parts of the country, going solar can increase your property’s value more than a kitchen renovation.

6. Can I go off grid with solar panels?

With solar panels, you will still be connected to the electrical grid. This allows you to draw from the grid when your system is not producing all the power you need. It will also send power back to the grid when you produce more than you use.

It is possible to go “off-grid” with a solar system. In order do so your system will require sufficient battery storage.

7. Will I still receive an electric bill if I have solar panels?

Yes, you will still receive an electrical bill unless you are fully off the electrical grid. This usually means your solar system includes battery storage. You can, however, dramatically reduce your electrical bill with a solar panel system that matches your energy usage.

Solar power is commonly misunderstood. Some think that solar power can only run certain items with the power it produces. However, Lexar’s solar systems tie directly into your home’s electrical system and provides power as it is produced.

8. What are the environmental benefits of solar energy?

Solar power, like other renewable energy resources, has many environmental and health benefits. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution which can cause health problems.

9. What happens if there is snow on solar panels?

Solar panels convert sunshine into power, so if your panels are covered by snow they can’t produce electricity. Snow generally isn’t heavy enough to cause structural issues with your panels, and since most panels are tilted at an angle the snow will slide off or may be brushed off.

10. Do solar panels work in a blackout?

If your solar panel system is connected to the grid, it will shut off in the event of a blackout. This is to prevent emergency responders and electricity utility repair-people from being injured when your panels send power back to the grid.

11. How much maintenance do solar panels require?

Lexar’s solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance. In most cases, you don’t even need to clean your solar panels regularly. If something does happen, most equipment manufacturers include warranties, though warranty terms depend on the company.

12. Can Solar Power Charge an Electric Vehicle?

If you want to charge your car with solar power, you’re in luck. Electric cars allow you to simply plug them into any outlet in your home. However, if you charge your car at night, then the power will come from the grid, unless you have batteries that can store enough power.

13. What warranties come with Lexar’s solar panels?

Lexar’s solar panels have two warranties: a performance guarantee and an equipment guarantee. Lexar’s performance guarantee is 80-percent efficiency for 25 years and its equipment warranty is 12 years.

Contact us to schedule a visit with a Project Consultant. We will work together to develop a Foundation-to-Finishes price for your Lexar custom home on your property. 1-888-701-6132

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