Why Invest In A Solar Energy System?

Generating your own clean electricity is a great feeling and offers many financial benefits. With a solar energy system on your property, you can have greater energy independence and enjoy a long-lasting financial asset that will save you a lot of money in the long run.

Each time you pay your electric bill it’s like paying “rent” to the power plant. Why rent when you can own the power? For every dollar you spend on energy today, you could instead invest in a solar energy system and start earning a solid return on investment (ROI).



How Tick Tock Energy Can Help

As a full-service solar contractor, Tick Tock Energy can help you from start to finish. Solar prices have dropped considerably over the years, and there are creative options to mount solar: from rooftops, ground-mounted structures, trackers, and more.

Tick Tock Energy is a leading solar installer winning Top 500 Solar Contractor in both 2015 and 2016. As a full-service solar contractor, we can help plan your project and guide you through all the decisions and equipment considerations.

Check out the benefits of a solar energy system below:


Be Your Own Utility Company & Gain Energy Independence

We have many clients that are generating all of their annual energy needs with solar power (or wind too). You could implement the popular strategy of shifting many gas-fired loads to electricity, and then self-generate your own power.

Also, keep in mind you may be driving an electric vehicle and can start eliminating your gasoline expenses!

Cut Your Electric Bill

A solar system that you own can help generate a portion of all your electricity needs, offering an easy way to cut your electric bill.


Protect Against Inflation

As the value of the U.S. dollar drops, the price of goods and services goes up, otherwise known as inflation. Let the sun be a long-term source of free, clean electricity to shield you or your business from rising energy costs.

Wise Investment

Gold, silver and solar™! Precious metals have served throughout human history as holding their value as governments manipulate paper currencies. Similarly, solar energy systems can protect against economic turbulence.


Tax Incentives: 30% Federal Tax Credit

At the end of 2015 the 30% federal tax credit that originally was scheduled to end at the end of 2016 was extended for five additional years.   The full 30% tax credit value is available for three additional years with a declining percent in the later years.  If you have tax liability and look to shelter your income, a solar energy system investment can be an excellent vehicle for achieving tax savings.

5-Year Accelerated Depreciation For Farms & Businesses

Farms and businesses can benefit from accelerated “write-off” of a solar (or wind) investment and the additional tax savings can help improve your project’s return on investment.


Other Incentives

State incentives such as solar renewable energy credits (SRECs) or USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants may be available in your area to provide additional funding for your solar energy system project.

Boost Your Property Value

For commercial property owners and investors, a solar (and energy-efficiency) investment will reduce your building’s operating expenses and in-turn raise your net operating income (NOI).  Increasing NOI has a direct positive effect of boosting your commercial property value in many cases.  Tick Tock Energy can you evaluate these benefits associated with a solar investment.

For homeowners, the Real Estate Appraisal Institute has done studies showing homes with solar typically sell for a higher value.  As a rule of thumb, they’ve concluded that a home’s value may often increase by up to twenty times for each one dollar lower in annual operating costs.  This is still somewhat subjective as all appraisers are not necessarily trained in solar home appraisals.  When it’s time to sell your home, your future buyer may appreciate the lower energy bills and likely willing to pay a higher price for your home.


Save a Mountain! Invest In Clean Energy

A solar energy system provides clean, locally generated electricity that can offer tremendous environmental benefits. Local power reduces reliance on nuclear, coal or gas-fired power plants located many miles away that have considerable indirect environmental impacts.  Large central coal power plants require large quantities of coal mined through destructive mountaintop mining techniques for example.

Large nuclear plants are on-going threat to regional area due environmental nuclear contamination and potential radiation accidents.  All radioactive waste from nuclear power plants in the U.S. still resides on-site with nowhere to go since no long-term waste disposal solution is available.  One only needs to look at the widespread nuclear contamination of the Pacific Ocean from Fukushima in Japan, or the large radioactive “no-go” zone surrounding Chernobyl in the Ukraine to remind us the potential hazards of nuclear power that can last many generations.

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