Las Vegas, NV, September 04, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Solar energy is quickly becoming a popular avenue for homeowners to save thousands on their energy bills and decrease their carbon footprints in the process. NV Energy recently opened its SolarGenerations program that can provide homeowners with a rebate of 40 cents per watt to approved new installations. American Patriot Solar, with its installation company U.S. Renewable Energy Development, is helping thousands of Southern Nevada residents maximize their savings through local and national incentive programs.
“Solar energy is easier to install and more affordable than it has ever been for homeowners,” said Andrea Vigil, COO of American Patriot Solar. The company is locally owned and operated, and has been in business since 2009. “We have seen incredible advances in the technology for solar systems in the past six years. The local and federal incentive programs make it even more affordable and really make it attractive to those who have been waiting to purchase.”
NV Energy, Southern Nevada’s local electric utility, has opened its rebate program indefinitely until its funds have been distributed. AP Solar can work with homeowners to identify the solar system they want to install and apply for the rebate prior to installation.
“The program is only open to new installations, and you must apply prior to putting the solar system on your home,” said Vigil. “At 40 cents per kilowatt, the average Las Vegas homeowner will receive around $2,000. The size of the system depends on the size of the home, but an average system is about 5 kilowatts, or 5,000 watts.”
NV Energy’s solar rebate program is offered in addition to the federal incentive of 30 percent in tax credits for new solar system purchases. “Our customers report an average tax credit of $5,000 to $10,000 that they can take over the course of two years. When combined, the local and federal incentives can significantly reduce the cost of your system.”
One AP Solar customer received a $2,300 rebate from NV Energy for his home’s solar system and said the savings didn’t end there. He now has an average monthly power bill of $10.50. “That is the flat fee for the service and a 50-cent city tax. I’m also giving a little more than 20 percent of my power back to the power company every month,” said long-time Las Vegas resident Gerald McNulty. “It’s a win-win.”
McNulty said he had been interested in solar energy for years, and finally decided to install a system on his home when he combined the local and federal incentives. “If your system costs $20,000, you’ll get $6,000 back from the federal government,” he said. “And the power company gave me a rebate of $2,300 in addition to the tax credit. So if you buy a $20,000 system it could end up costing you only $12,000. And the cost of the system is relative in value because it increases the value of your home and decreases the cost of your utility payments. Any way you look at it, it’s a good investment.”
AP Solar works with its customers to apply for available rebates and incentives. Its installation company, US Renewable Energy Development, handles permitting and installation for all AP Solar systems. “Installing a solar energy system in your home is now easier and more affordable than it has ever been,” said Vigil. “Not only can you apply for local and federal rebates, but you can also get $500 for every new customer you refer. The savings can continue long after your system is installed!” For more information on AP Solar’s referral program, call 702-227-9205.
American Patriot Solar is a solar energy company based in Southern Nevada. It is committed to providing Americans with energy independence...one rooftop at a time. American Patriot Solar systems are installed by its installation company, US Renewable Energy Development (license #0075882), also a Las Vegas-based company. To schedule a free in-home consultation and analysis of your solar energy opportunities, call American Patriot Solar at 702-227-9205 or visit www.apsolar.com.
All customers who schedule an in-home solar energy consultation will be entered in a monthly drawing for a five day/four night cruise for two to Mexico, the Bahamas or the Western Caribbean, in addition to local dining certificates.