The Brand New Solar Power Tax Credit Is Here !
If you've been considering solar for your home or business, it's now time to celebrate !
After nearly a year of debates and nine previous attempts, On Friday October 3rd 2008 Congress finally approved a bill that not only extends the Federal 30% tax credit for solar but also removes the $2,000.00 cap that existed on the previous residential tax credit. The new Federal tax credit offers an incredible 30% with no cap for residential and commercial installations !
You've got to hurry though, rebates all over The U.S. Are dropping fast.
Now that the Federal Tax Credit has been extended and increased, the number of applications that are being submitted to the utilities in an attempt to beat the clock before the current rebates expire has reached record levels.
Don't make the same mistake that so many others have made. The Federal tax credit will be here for the next eight years and as long as you bring your system into service after January 1st 2009 then you'll qualify for the tax credit. Rebates however are limited and are based a first come first served basis so it is imperative that you submit your rebate application as soon as possible. Waiting even a single day to submit your rebate application can result in a reduced rebate or even the entire loss of your state's current rebate.
We're so sure that ours is the best product at the best price, that we'll beat any nationally advertised price on our same, in stock, top of the line solar system or your system is free.
2.43 DC Watt Peak kW High Performance Suntech Solar Array !
NEW AND IMPROVED 2010 MODEL
The good news is that for a limited time, we will make up the $300.00 per AC kilowatt difference that you missed out on and as a bonus add an additional $100.00 per AC kilowatt. This brings your total rebate to $2,300.00 per AC kilowatt.
Take advantage of our limited time supplemental cash rebate of $400.00 per AC kilowatt and this will reduce the above posted sale price to:
We Challenge You To Find A Higher Performance, Higher Reliability, Top Name Brand Solar Power System At This Price From Any Other Dealer On Planet Earth.
The Only Way That You'll Even Come Close To This Price Is If You Buy One Of Those DimWatts Or Ying Yang No Name Brand Solar Systems From One Of Those Tiny Overseas Manufacturers. If You Do, Then Good Luck With Your Warranty 3 or 4 years down the road if your panels fail, because only the Manufacturer Is Responsible For Honoring Your Warranty, Not the Importer Or The Dealer.
For a limited time in California the above solar power system qualifies for a $1,900.00 per AC kilowatt cash rebate of up to $3,868.68**
After applying the rebates,
your final system price can be as low as :*
Apply the new 30% Federal tax credit with no cap and your final system cost can be as low as :*
If this system is being used for a commercial application then you may qualify for a Federal income tax credit of up to 30% with no maximum and a 5 year depreciation schedule.
Businesses may receive a 30% grant from the U.S. Department of Treasury instead of the 30% Federal tax credit. The U.S. Treasury Department will make payment of the grant within 60 days of the grant application date or the date the property is placed in service, whichever is later.
Consumer Shopping Tip
When shopping on the Internet
for a solar system, always check the fine
print at the bottom of the formal quote that
you receive from your solar electric
supplier. Does it say that your shipping
quote has been estimated and that you will
be billed later for the actual shipping cost
This is a common practice among some smaller Internet dealers who can't compete based on price so they attempt to make for it by tacking on inflated shipping costs later. There is absolutely no reason why a dealer cannot give you an exact shipping amount when providing you with a quote for a solar electric system.
At Solar Home, our quotes are accurate and final with no surprise billing later.
This is a 2,430 peak DC watt utility intertie system that has a PTC rated output of 2,036.15 AC watts and with 5 hours of peak sunshine, this system will produce up to 305.42 Kilowatt hours per month, with 6 hours of peak sunshine, this system will produce up to 366.51 Kilowatt hours per month.***
Important : Click here to learn the difference between STC versus PTC
The Freedom system includes all of the following :
Qty. 1 Set Of High Quality Unirac Clicksys Top Mounting Clips And Hardware. Free Upgrade To Unirac SolarMount !
Includes Grounding Clips.
Includes Electrical Line Drawings.
Includes a 10 year SMA America inverter warranty and 25 year panel warranty.
This system can eliminate up to 6,678.00 pounds of carbon dioxide per year when compared to a typical coal fired power plant.
You'll receive 20 assorted compact fluorescent bulbs to replace your existing energy wasting incandescent bulbs at no additional cost. Further reducing your electric bill and your carbon footprint.
Hurry this is a limited time offer
Compare This System To Many Of Our Competitor's Offerings And You'll Find That We Offer:
With the cost of
natural gas and electricity going through the roof, it is now time to start
thinking about your energy budget as a whole.
Depending on the size system you choose and the number of loads you have running during the day, it is actually possible watch the power company's meter run backwards.
Since 1997 the staff here at Solar Home has developed an unmatched level of expertise in the design and implementation of systems that qualify for many State rebate programs. We offer free assistance in the design of your system, we can help you in locating a qualified, experienced contractor in your area and can even assist you with the submission of your rebate application to your State.
With more than 15,000 customers worldwide, we possess the knowledge, the experience and the strategic partnerships to make your transition into solar an experience that's not only enjoyable but also rewarding.
"The single most
important criteria when choosing a solar panel is not price nor is it
performance. It's the financial strength of the manufacturer behind the solar
Ask any alternative energy engineer, installer or dealer and they'll all tell you the same thing. With more than 750,000 Sunny Boy inverters sold and operating worldwide "The Sunny Boy SB3000US' proven technology makes this unit one of the best grid intertie inverters available on today's market." Like a fine German crafted sports car, the SB3000US is engineered and built in Germany, the hotbed of the worlds finest renewable energy technology. We've taken SB3000US' unbeatable German craftsmanship and reliability a step further by adding one of the world's highest performance solar panels available.
When it comes to purchasing a solar system for your home or business it is crucial that you take a very close look at the solar panels that the dealer is offering you. After all, solar panels are the workhorse of any solar system. Far too many consumers simply purchase what ever it is that a dealer happens to have available without even looking at a specification sheet. Performance that is lacking by just a few percentage points or an inferior warranty can make all the difference in the world over the expected life of a solar panel.
With more than nine years of experience operating our own state of the art, in-house solar repair center, we know what technologies perform well in the real world and what technologies do not.
Over the years, we've seen expensive, name brand, solar panels fail only after a few months worth of use. We've even seen popular U.S. made solar panels fail soon after the manufacturer closed its doors leaving its customers with no warranty.
This is why it is important that you choose a solar panel manufacturer that is well established in the industry and has the financial strength to be there in the event that a warranty claim arises. This is exactly why we chose Suntech for our Platinum series solar systems.
Suntech knows how important quality is to its customers and has implemented a tiered, multi-step approach to quality control that follows the production of its solar products from inception to completion. At Suntech every quality control officer is given ownership of individual production processes to ensure responsible management. Standard Operating Procedures are strictly adhered to and a key focus of each supervisor.
At each level of quality control there is a redundant series of inspections by multiple qualified QC professionals ensuring that each product meets their stringent, internal expectations of quality.
When it comes to performance, reliability, quality and value, absolutely no other brand tops Suntech.
Thin might be in when it comes to waistlines and the latest HDTV sets but when it comes to securing the bulk of your investment to the roof of your home you want the strongest mounting system made out of the thickest aircraft grade aluminum that money can buy. The engineers at UniRac understand this premise and we do too so we've added the finest mounting rack systems available today. The UniRac SolarMount system is unsurpassed in quality and durability, rated to withstand 120 miles per hour wind speeds, UniRac SolarMounts are engineered to last a lifetime.
Finally we top off our systems with the best price that you'll find anywhere. In fact, we're so sure that ours is the best deal available, that we'll beat any nationally advertised price on our same, in stock, top of the line systems or your system is free.
Unlike other dealers that will sell you a barebones system, our premium quality kits include everything you see listed above.
According to the California Energy Commission, our Suntech STP270-24/Vb-1 270 Watt solar panel has a higher per Watt PTC rating than all of the following solar panels:
The Sharpâ 198 through 230 Watt panels.
The BPâ 210 and 220 Watt panels.
The Evergreenâ Spruce Lineâ 190 through 200 Watt panels.
The GEâ 200 watt panel.
The Solar Tech Powerâ 210 through 230 Watt panels.
The REC ScanModuleâ AB 205 through 230 Watt panels.
The Alpsâ ATI-2000 210 through the ATI-2000 230 Watt panels.
The Canadian Solarâ P Series 150 through 240 Watt panels.
Which means that in California and other states, watt for watt you'll get a bigger per watt rebate with Suntech than with any of the solar panels listed above.
And according to the following manufacturer's own specification sheets, the Suntech STP270-24/Vb-1 270 watt solar panel offers a better negative tolerance rating than the Sun Powerâ line of solar panels, the BPâ line of solar panels, the GEâ line of solar panels and the Kyoceraâ line of solar panels. A better negative tolerance rating means that you are guaranteed in writing of getting more of the power that you paid for.
The Suntech STP270-24/Vb-1 270 watt solar panel also offers a warranty that is 5 years longer than the Sanyoâ line of solar panels and the Kyoceraâ line of solar panels.
This System uses solar panels that have been manufactured with solar cells that have been cut from solid ingots of silicon.
shopping for solar panels, always insist on
solar panels that use solar cells that have
been cut from a solid silicon ingot.
Many of the solar panels that are on the market that use silicon that is not cut from solid silicon ingots may offer lower efficiencies, poorer tolerances or lesser warranties.
224 Watt solar panels equals
12,992 DC rated Watts. (This Is A
Multiply this PTC rating by the 96% efficiency rating of the inverter and the result is 10,723,97 Watts times the $1.90 rebate offered by So Cal Edison gives you a rebate of:
48 Suntech 270 Watt solar panels equals
12,960 DC rated Watts.
(This Is A Smaller system)
Multiply this PTC rating by the 96% efficiency rating of the inverter equals 10,916.35 Watts times the $1.90 rebate offered by So Cal Edison gives you a rebate of:
That's a $365.53 bigger rebate in your pocket when you choose this Suntech solar panel instead of the Sharpâ ND-224U1F solar panel.
So even though this Suntech system is smaller than the Sharpâ
system, (12,992 watts for the Sharpâ
system and only 12,960 for the Suntech system) the Suntech system
produces more PTC watts which gives you a bigger rebate and higher PTC
When it comes to performance, reliability and value, nothing beats the largest solar manufacturer in the world, Suntech Solar.
1. Price. Compare our high performance Suntech systems to a Sunpowerâ system and you'll find that our systems are priced up to thousands of dollars less than the same sized Sunpowerâ system.
Efficiency. Yes it is true that Sunpower
offers an efficiency rating that's a few
percentage points higher but is that worth the
higher price ? What does higher efficiency
really mean to you as a consumer ? Well not much
unless you have limited roof space.
Some consumers are under the mistaken notion that somehow a higher efficiency panel offers more power than a lower efficiency panel. The bottom line is that a 230 watt solar panel from one manufacturer puts out the same 230 watts as a panel from any other manufacturer. To use an old saying "watts is watts" in other words a pound of lead weighs the same as a pound of steel, the only difference is the area that the material takes up. So if you have sufficient roof space, why pay a much higher price for your solar system.
3. Negative Tolerance. Sunpowerâ offers a considerably poorer negative tolerance rating than Suntech. (negative 5% for Sunpower and a much better negative 3% for Suntech) In other words when you buy a Sunpowerâ 230 watt solar panel, their specification sheet guarantees that their solar panel's power rating will not fall below 218.5 watts right out of the box, even though you paid for 230 watts. That's like paying for a dozen eggs and only being guaranteed of getting 11.4 eggs in the carton. You have to ask yourself what good is a few percentage points of higher efficiency if you might lose 5% of your power right out of the box ? With Kyocera's negative 3% tolerance rating you're guaranteed of getting more of the power that you paid for.
4. Company Size. Suntech recently achieved the incredible milestone of 1.2 Gigawatt of solar cell and module production. That's over a billion watts ! Not even Sharpâ, First Solarâ or Q Cellsâ has reached this level of production. And Sunpowerâ....not even close. Suntech has the size and financial muscle to be there decades from now should warranty services are ever needed.
We only uses heavy duty inverters with 60 Hertz based, copper wound output transformers for high efficiency and unbeatable durability and performance.
Copper is expensive but its time tested performance in inverters is undeniable.
Since the year 2000 our founder has owned and operated one of the largest most experienced factory authorized inverter repair centers in the nation and we know the value of using a heavy duty 60 Hertz based output transformer.
Because of our in depth knowledge concerning the design, construction and repair of inverters, we simply will not use HF (high frequency) inverters in our systems.
Before making a buying decision, better ask how much the other dealer's inverter weighs, then ask to see the inverter's specification sheet to be sure.
Many of our competitors use inverters with lower cost, HF (high frequency) output transformers.
Compare the Sunny Boy SB3000US inverter that we offer with the Fronius® IG 3000 that the other dealers offer:
Fronius® IG 3000
SMA America SB3000US
Maximum Power Output At 40C
CEC Weighted Efficiency
can we say, If you want a lower wattage, lower
efficiency, lighter weight inverter that's going
to give you a smaller per PTC watt rebate then
those other dealers have exactly what your looking
I beams have a long proven history in the construction industry. The I beam's efficient load bearing design lends itself perfectly for securing your investment into solar onto your roof's surface.
For an extremely limited time, we will upgrade this high quality Unirac ClickSys mounting system to Unirac's heavier duty SolarMount mounting system at no additional charge.
Hurry this offer expires soon !
The U shaped rail that many other dealers offer provides a flimsier design. To prove our point ask your dealer to provide a sample of their U shaped mounting rail. Lay the sample on its side and simply stand on it.
Note what happens to this rail. Next try the same thing with a ClickSys I beam rail from Unirac and you'll know right away which design offers you more piece of mind.
Always ask your dealer to show you a sample of the mounting rails the he's going to use on your roof. ******
Important: If you've been provided with a quote with no mention of the brand or model number of the mounting system that your dealer is using, then the dealer might be trying to slip in one of those cheaper racks that are available on the market. When you consider that the mounting system is responsible for supporting the vast majority of your solar investment on to the roof of your home or business, cheap, lightweight mounting racks is definitely not an option that you want to consider. Always demand to see a full list of material including brands and models.
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A Solar Electric System May Actually Increase Your Home's Value
A study by ICF Consulting which was funded by the Housing and Urban Development Department and the EPA concluded that energy saving measures such as solar can add $20.00 of home value for every $1.00 in yearly energy cost savings.****
Click here to view a reprint of ICF Consulting's report
titled : Evidence Of Rational Market Valuations For Home Energy Efficiency.
Where the $20.00 increase for every $1.00 in yearly energy
costs savings is explained.
The Eliminator Grid Intertie system is perfect for reducing your monthly electric bill. No batteries are needed because this system utilizes a grid intertie power conditioning unit. You'll actually become a mini power company selling power back to your utility company while the sun is shining. If your power production exceeds your power consumption, depending on the type of meter you have you will be able to actually watch your meter run backwards, what a sight !
Take A Look At This System's Superior Specifications.
Download the Sunny Boy SB3000US spec sheet
Download the Suntech 270 Watt Solar panel spec sheet
Download the UniRac Clicksys spec sheet
Click here to learn the difference between a PTC rated system and a STC rated system.
Click here to learn more about grid intertie systems
Here's Why This Solar System Blows The Competition's Solar System Out Of The Water.
1. Suntech Solar is now the largest solar manufacturer in the world with over 1.2 Gigawatt of production. (That over 1,200 megawatts !) Suntech solar panels are currently being used in over 300,000 rooftop installations.
1. Suntech Solar panels are known the world over for their superior quality and performance and have one of the best per Watt PTC ratings for any mono or poly solar panel on the US market.
2. You'll get a bigger per Watt rebate in many states when comparing the Suntech Solar panels used in this system to many other solar panel in it's class on the market.
3. Suntech Solar Panels use solar cells that are cut from a solid ingot of silicon which provide higher efficiency. Many of our competitors use less expensive, lower efficiency thin film solar panels or solar panels with cells that are not cut from a solid ingot of silicon.
4. If your dealer is trying to convince you to buy thin film solar panels and he's trying to convince you that his panels offer high efficiency, keep this mind; Given the current state of the technology, using the word thin film and the words high efficiency in the same sentence is an oxymoron or a contradiction of terms.. Silicon based thin film products are among the lowest efficiency products on the market when compared to mono-crystalline or even poly-crystalline solar panels.
5. The top of the line Sunny Boy inverter used in this system is engineered and manufactured in Germany and has a 95.5% efficiency for a bigger rebate in many states !
6. The top of the line Sunny Boy inverter used in this system uses a heavy duty, 60 hz based, copper wound output transformer. Many of the inverters offered by the other dealers are manufactured in third world countries and use lower cost high frequency transformers. The manufacturer of the Sunny Boy line of inverters SMA America, has an installed base of more than 750,000 inverters.
7. The mounting racks that are included in this system are true heavier duty rated U.S. made Unirac mounting racks, not the lower cost, lighter duty mounting racks that require more holes to be drilled in your roof that are offered by many of our competitors.
Many states as well as local municipalities permit the home owner to perform a self installation of this system as long as the system is installed according to current NEC electrical codes. Although this may be permitted, Solar Home, Inc. highly recommends that the installation of this system be performed only by a licensed electrician. Installation of the above listed system exposes the installer to voltages and currents that are considered lethal and can cause injury or even death if not installed properly. The decision to self install any part of this system is entirely up to the consumer's discretion. Best Buy Solar, Inc. Assumes no responsibility or liability for loss or damage, whether direct, indirect, consequential or incidental, which might arise out of the installation or use of any of these products. Self installation of any of the above listed products shall be entirely at the user's risk.
*The above system price does not include sales tax or installation. If you live in California then sales tax will apply. If you live in California then sales tax will apply to the base price. The average installation rate for the above system is approximately $1.00 to $1.50 per Watt. This installation estimate does not included permit fees or unusual engineering requirements. Tax credit amounts are approximations. Please see your tax preparer to make sure that you qualify for this tax credit in the manner in which it has been presented here. Shipping is extra.
**(Your rebate amount may vary depending on expected system performance and will be calculated based on equipment ratings and installation factors, such as geographic location, tilt, and shading.)
***Peak sunshine is defined as sunshine which is available during clear sky conditions between the hours of 9 AM and 3 PM. Your system's performance may vary depending on factors such as, geographic location, the angle at which your solar panels are tilted, time of year, degree of annual cloud cover, pollutants in the air, dirt and guano (bird droppings) build up on the solar modules, time of day, obstacles to sunlight such as trees and buildings, and the direction that the solar modules are pointed at.
**** Your home value increase results if any, may vary significantly from this example. To determine the actual amount that your home might appreciate after installing this solar electric system, please consult a licensed appraiser. Information concerning ICF's findings is being presented for informational purposes only. The decision as to whether or not to include these finding when calculating any return on investment or payback time is solely up to the consumer. Best Buy Solar Inc. is not in the business of accessing home values and hereby makes no claim whatsoever regarding the accuracy or validity of the ICF report.
*****Illustrations may not be to exact scale or shape.
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