Solar is a great option now.
For over 40 years, Cooper has served as the premier roofing company in the Las Vegas area, and we look forward to continuing to provide roofing, tiling, decking, and skylight services throughout the valley each day. However, we are also pleased to have become one of the leading solar energy installers in southern Nevada, and we are thankful for the opportunity to provide energy independence to thousands of Nevada residents. In recent years, solar power has gained in popularity, efficiency, and financial benefit, making residential systems a practical solution to high power bills and electricity use. Solar is projected to account for 10% of U.S. electricity production within the next 10-15 years, as the need for reliable, affordable energy causes tens of thousands more homeowners and businesses to make the switch.
Here are a few of the factors contributing to the boom:
- Home/property-owners who convert to solar are entitled to a federal tax credit (a.k.a. investment tax credit) starting at 30% of the cost of installation
- Net metering regulations in Nevada allow solar users to sell back unused electricity to NV Energy at 95% of the retail rate
- For every $1,000 in utility bill savings, a home’s value is estimated to increase by $20,000
- The average cost of solar installation/operation has dropped by 52% in the past five years alone
One of the main assets of solar energy is that it offers a reliable alternative to traditional electricity because systems consistently generate power regardless of the amount of energy you use. This enables you to take advantage of net metering on a regular basis and receive compensation for surplus electricity. Of course, as the number of homes outfitted with systems grows, the demand on power plants will decrease, reducing the likelihood of “brown outs”. Additionally, solar power cuts down on carbon emissions and waste, helping to offset the effects of non-solar power production. Whether you are a concerned homeowner or an enterprising business owner, solar energy can provide you with a range of functional and financial benefits and help you take control of your energy needs.
If you do decide to adopt solar energy for your property, make sure you contact a company that is experienced in both roofing and electrical work. Most of the issues associated with solar installation involve poor roof penetrations, and we have heard too many horror stories about “professionals” who just install panels wherever they feel like it and don’t mind breaking apart the roof to do it. At Cooper Roofing & Solar, our technicians are trained to account for the overall health of the roofing structure and home/business to ensure that solar systems are installed safely, durably, and efficiently. Call us today at (702) 688-7940 for more information.
Don’t break your roof with solar…have a roofing professional install your solar.