We’ve Partnered with
Beacon Solar has been helping New England residents add solar technology to their homes for over 14 years. Schedule a no-obligation consult with Beacon Solar, and tell them Humphrey’s Building Supply sent you to earn a 500 bonus from us!
We’ve partnered with Beacon Solar to help you diversify your home’s energy. This solar company has been in operation for 14 years and has installed thousands of solar systems for their customers. We are giving a 500 Humphrey’s account credit to each of our customers who purchases a solar system from Beacon Solar. Call for a no-obligation consult, and mention our name to get started.
Why Rhode Island Homes Are Adding SOLAR ENERGY
If you’ve ever considered going with solar, now’s the time to look into it for real. Here are a few reasons why many homes and businesses are choosing to add solar energy:
- environmentally friendly
- Lower energy bills from day one
- No money out of
- Tax incentives
- Increased property value
Energy are on the rise, so lock in your low price with a solar installation, and then you can harvest the free energy of the sun all year long. You trust us for your heating oil and propane heating needs: extend that trust to our faith in solar energy and Beacon Solar. Contact Beacon Solar today and mention that we sent you to receive your 500 account credit here at Humphrey’s.
Terms and Conditions
Recipients can earn a 500 account credit to Humphrey’s Building Supply after they receive a solar energy installation from Beacon Solar between 1/1/23 and 12/31/23. Recipients must mention Humphrey’s Building Supply to Beacon Solar during their first point of contact to qualify. Limit one 500 account credit per household. Recipients must live within Humphrey’s Building Supply service area to qualify. Incentive cannot be exchanged for monetary value or any excluded product or service from Humphrey’s Building Supply. 500 account credit to Humphrey’s Building Supply expires one year from date of installation. Humphrey’s employees and family members of employees are not eligible to receive this incentive.
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As utility rates rise in markets throughout the nation, the numbers are penciling out for rooftop solar. Green Builder magazine Editor-in-Chief Matt Power reports that “for every 5 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) a utility increases its cost to end users, solar panels gain 4.2 percent on their annual return on investment (ROI). Electricity hikes mean that residential solar arrays pay for themselves in a shorter time period in every region of the United States.”
Furthermore, tax rebates, incentives, and creative financing vehicles continue to play an essential role in solar’s spectacular upsurge. Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have enabled homeowners to access solar systems without a massive upfront investment. And, the Inflation Reduction Act is adding even more incentive for homeowners to install solar by extending the federal tax credit, so homeowners who install solar systems between the start of 2022 through the end of 2032 will be able to deduct 30% of the cost from their federal income taxes.
Solar is also proving to be essential for resiliency and price stability in states that are experiencing grid volatility during extreme weather events. As the primary example, in Texas, which recently set a new peak record for electrical demand at a whopping 80,828 megawatts due to extreme heat, residents have been nervously watching as the state’s fragile grid infrastructure is pushed once again to the brink. According to the Texas Tribune, “The significant increase in solar power generation in recent years has helped meet the growing demand for electricity in Texas. Some 16,800 megawatts of solar power could be produced on the state grid as of the end of May, compared with 2,600 in 2019, according to data from the grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.”
The battery storage market has lagged behind the photovoltaics sector but is now progressing at breakneck speed. Battery systems are becoming more streamlined and elegant than ever before, integrating storage technology and inverters, simultaneously coupling AC and DC to optimize efficiency and reduce energy loss, and including load management so that homeowners can decide which systems to prioritize during peak usage or blackouts.
Demand for battery storage is being driven partly by demand side energy management programs and time of use pricing structures, which allow homeowners to draw energy from batteries during times of peak demand when are highest, saving them money while reducing grid stress, and also partly by an increased interest in enhanced resiliency, which offer homeowners the security of backup power if the grid goes down.
At the recent Florida Solar and Storage Summit hosted by Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FLASEIA), experts converged to explore the future of the sector.
“We’re excited to see storage continuing to gain traction,” said Jeff Juger, Deputy GM at JinkoSolar (U.S.) Inc. “We’re seeing major advances in high-capacity lithium-ion batteries as well as consensus around storage solutions and form factors. Manufacturers are focusing more and more on ease of installation and commissioning to streamline the installer experience, which is essential for deployment.”
Juger and his colleagues are also tracking:
- Innovation in the vehicle-to-grid sector with multiple sources of power, especially when extreme weather events occur.
- Distributed power to enhance resiliency as well as structural integrity (solar systems can actually strengthen roofs to make them more durable for homeowners).
- Inflation Reduction Act funding as a driver for projects, which was covered in detail during this conference session.
What kind of solar batteries does Sunrun use?
Brightbox offers two lithium-ion solar battery storage options: Tesla Powerwall and LG Chem. Compared to lead acid batteries, solar batteries using lithium-ion technology are more efficient and have longer lifespans. This makes them one of the best energy storage options when going solar.
Tesla Powerwall can provide whole home backup while LG Chem backs up to four circuits. There are also differences in the software and app functionality.
Request a free quote to get connected with a Sunrun Solar Advisor and determine which back-up solution will best meet your energy needs.
Are there solar storage incentives available?
One of the best solar storage incentives is the Federal Solar Tax Credit. The Federal Solar Tax Credit will deduct 26% of the cost of your solar energy system from your federal taxes. Starting in 2021, the value of the tax credit will step down to 22%. After 2021, the tax credit for residential solar ends.
Another option is to finance Brightbox with a lease. We’ll pass down the savings to you in the form of a lower and more predictable electric bill.
Net metering, which credits any excess power your solar system generates back to your electric bill, is another great incentive for many people that go solar. However, several states have chosen to adopt Time-of-Use (TOU) rates, which complicate the way your net metering credits are calculated. Brightbox can buffer you from peak TOU rates so you may save even more on your electric bill.
Will my Brightbox battery allow me to go off grid?
Our rechargeable solar battery systems are designed to keep you on-grid during normal service times while still providing reliable backup when the sun isn’t shining or during the event of an outage. This is the most reliable and economical way to use your Brightbox system, and the one most strongly recommended by Sunrun’s service experts.
Just like solar-only systems, the size of your rechargeable solar battery system is determined by your unique energy needs and habits. Factors, such as the amount of electricity you use at home and the devices and appliances you want to back up, will play a key role as you select the right battery storage solution for you.
Business Solar Solutions
To help meet our customers’ growing electricity needs, Georgia Power is committed to using reliable, cost-effective, renewable energy sources that work best in our state.
What solar solution is right for you?
Use our solar adviser tool to explore considerations and estimated costs for a solar panel installation on your home. Get real life figures to help you determine the best solar program for you and your goals.
Two ways to get solar energy
Solar Electric Power
In this approach, electricity is converted directly from solar energy through solar cells known as photovoltaic cells – photo for light and voltaic for energy.
Normally mounted on the roof or in a location with maximum sun exposure, the photovoltaic (PV) array components convert energy from the sun into electric current to power appliances and other household devices.
A PV system requires little maintenance and can produce power for more than 20 years.
Solar Thermal Energy
Heating water using electricity can make up 14-25% of the average home’s utility bill. A residential solar water heating system can be designed to meet between 50 and 80% of a home’s water heating requirements.
A solar water heating system requires collectors to absorb the sun’s energy and a storage system to hold the energy until it is needed. The systems used to store thermal energy are similar to conventional water heaters. The heated water is circulated through the home or building using pumps.
Georgia’s Solar Potential
The potential for solar energy use in Georgia is dependent upon the amount of sun shining on the earth’s surface called solar insolation. Several factors such as weather patterns, humidity and haze can affect local insolation levels.
As can be seen on this solar map, insolation values in Georgia are significant enough to support solar energy systems in our state, with the southern two-thirds of Georgia having solar insolation values equivalent to most of the state of Florida.