Why go Sigora?
It's a matter of dollars and eco-sense.
First, there’s cost. Installing a solar system on your home has never been more affordable. Thanks to the federal solar Investment Tax Credit, you receive a 30 percent tax credit if you convert your home to solar energy. In addition to that savings, we can help you find the financing you need to reduce the upfront cost of the conversion.
And then there’s cost savings. Once installed, your solar system helps you lower your energy bill. That means the money you save on electricity is money you can invest somewhere else.
Another plus? Enhancing home resale value. Going Sigora can increase the resale value of your home. According to The Appraisal Journal, every dollar you save on energy adds twenty dollars to the value of your property. Need more proof? The U.S. Department of Energy found that houses with solar integration sell twice as fast as houses without.
Eco-sense is good sense. The sun serves as a bountiful resource for generating clean, sustainable energy, so as you reduce your energy bill with solar power, you’re also reducing your carbon footprint. Smart? Very. And responsible.
The Long Residence
ROI: Our power usage was substantially lower in July 2015, the first whole month we’d operated our solar system, but I wasn’t exactly sure how much lower because I hadn’t yet connected to a website that allows me to track my power usage with an app on my phone. By August, I was connected, and I got quantifiable proof that we saving money – in fact, $135 over last year’s bill! And the savings are just beginning.
Story: Sigora conducted a financial analysis to determine how long it would take me to recover the cost of the system with savings on my electric bill. When I read that analysis and realized I’d break even in about 9 years with the Federal investment tax credit, we were ready to move forward!
Christina and Dave
ROI: Savings? Financial benefit? Convenience of not losing power?
Story: For some power-conscious consumers, converting to solar involves the challenge of covering the initial investment. As Christina and Dave discovered, there are ways to overcome that. They took advantage of a special 0% APR solar loan from the Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) to finance their 6.36 kWp photovoltaic solar energy system in Charlottesville. Sigora built their system with 100 percent American made panels and brand new secure power source inverters, which allow them to use up to 1500 watts of solar power when the grid is down.