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Can I Afford Solar?

Making the move to solar power is a long-term investment. Solar is the direction the world is heading, and for the first time ever, renewable energy generated more electricity than coal-powered power plants in the United States. Learn the value that solar power can bring to your home, and why you should make the investment today.

Worth the Investment

Installing a solar panel system on your property can protect you against rising utility costs and reduce your carbon footprint. When installed and maintained properly, solar panels can last up to 25 years. Many homeowners who install solar panels report that their investment is paid off within eight years.


Though the initial installation fee and maintenance costs may deter you, it’s important to remember that more and more homes are adopting solar energy for their homes, and by getting the technology now, you will be ahead of the curve. Many solar panel owners in the state of Washington receive a 30% federal tax credit and an increase in their home’s resale value — benefits that may not be around once the technology is more widely used.

Benefits of Solar Panels

Solar panels have several benefits for homeowners, including the following:

  • Solar panels continue to draw energy in most types of weather, including overcast and cloudy days.

  • With the 30% federal income tax credit, you could get paid back thousands of dollars, which equates to a significant portion of the amount you paid for the solar panel installation initially.

  • Since it’s basically free to capture the sun’s power, having a solar panel could reduce or entirely eliminate your energy bill.

  • Most homeowners see a nearly $6,000 resale value on their home per installed solar kilowatt. This means that if you have a 3-kilowatt solar panel system, your home’s value could increase by $18,000.

Backup Battery Systems

When solar panel systems first became available to homeowners, they had several issues, including the lack of solar energy storage systems. Now, we’re proud to offer affordable backup battery systems.


When you include backup battery systems in your installation package, you can use the AC power that your panels convert solar energy into. This AC power can also be used to transfer energy to the grid and charge the backup battery systems. With this in place, power never goes to waste, and you can do the following:

  • Prevent demand surge pricing

  • Protect your home against power outages

  • Reduce your energy costs

Installing Solar Panels in Your Home


Equipping your home with a solar panel system does not have to be a daunting task. If you’re considering the option of installing solar panels in your home for the first time, our team at Switch Electric will work with you every step of the way to ensure your new system meets your needs.


Solar panel systems are not one-size-fits-all, and an installation requires the expertise of a qualified professional. During your installation, we’ll work with you on aesthetics, positioning, sizing, and budget to ensure you’re happy with your system. After all, it will be with you for the next 25 years or more!


We know the future of energy is green, and we want our clients to be proud and confident solar panel owners. Helping customers get over that initial cost concern is important to us, and depending on your qualifications and what we’re currently offering, we may be able to offer special purchasing, zero-down, and end-of-lease options. Most solar panels come with warranties so you have peace of mind that you’re installing a system without risk.


Want to Go Green? Give Us a Call!

If you’re interested in reducing your energy costs and carbon footprint in one fell swoop, contact us to learn about financing options for solar panel installations. We’ve helped many customers take advantage of the solar panel market and the ever-growing options for homeowners.


Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Contact Switch Electric at (425) 629-0009 for a quote today.