NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Residents in Massachusetts are burdened with the 7th highest electricity rates in the country. At the same time, solar rebates and tax credits are at an all-time high and utilities must meet annual goals for solar electric production, so they are eager to leverage residential solar power. RevoluSun, which has installed more than 3,500 residential photovoltaic (PV) systems, is helping Bay State homeowners to seize this perfect storm of opportunities and income by making it easy to actually own a custom solar system.
“RevoluSun is truly changing the game in solar electricity for Massachusetts homeowners. We encourage everyone to go solar, but understand each home is different, so explore many options. The solar lease option has been popular, but people should know about the purchase option, which in most cases is the best way to go,” said Doug Pierce, general manager of RevoluSun in Newton, MA.
“Buying our solar system from RevoluSun made a ton of sense economically and was the right thing to do, particularly with the tax credits and incentives. The PV leasing approach seemed like dabbling in solar, where you’re being more green but don’t own the panels or see the long-term financial dividends. I view the move to own our system as prepaying our electric bill for 10 years, but with great returns,” said Josh Walker, a Cambridge, MA homeowner. “We have been producing solar power since early January and are looking forward to our first buy-back from the utility.”
“RevoluSun empowers homeowners to take advantage of the 30% Federal solar tax credit, the Massachusetts tax credit, a rebate from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC), and no-interest financing, so that they can buy a system that will often zero out their electric bill for decades to come. Add to this savings ten years of monthly SREC income, averaging $285/month, and the long-term return and increased property value become really clear,” added Pierce.
Today’s solar panels are guaranteed for 25 years but are expected to last 40 years or more. At current electricity prices, a solar system pays for itself in six-to-eight years, depending on market conditions. For a typical Massachusetts homeowner, the lifetime energy savings average $76,200. For those with electric heat, the savings are even greater.
“Timing and incentives have never been better for Massachusetts homeowners to go solar,” stated Chad Stern, general manager of RevoluSun in Burlington, MA. “RevoluSun is a top residential solar installer because we use smart technology to offer clear system options, we provide minimal-impact roof installations of high-quality panels with insured warrantees, and we deliver a stress-free path to cost and carbon savings. In a matter of months since we began installations, 30 area homeowners have become ‘RevoluSunaries’ and referral activity indicates 2013 will be very busy.”
Homeowners are invited to visit RevoluSun Booth #712 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Feb 21-24, where they can work with an expert to design the optimal solar system for their specific home, location and energy needs. RevoluSun will also be at the New England Home Show March 22-24, at Patriot Place in Foxboro. The Company will also present educational Solar Seminars at both shows.
An award-winning solar integrator, RevoluSun makes solar energy an affordable, attractive option for every homeowner and business. The Company brings cleaner, smarter energy to communities, one rooftop at a time. Headquartered in Honolulu, with offices in Hawaii and Massachusetts and 3,500 customers nationwide, RevoluSun delivers the highest quality of service, technology and design in renewable energy.
For more info, call 617.969.8888 or 781.270.6555 or visit us at www.massachusetts.revolusun.com and on Twitter @RevoluSun.