How Is Solar Air Conditioning Good for the Environment?


How Much Can I Save with Solar?

If there’s one resource that Hawaii almost has too much of, it’s sunlight. While other forms of energy are scarce and expensive for residents on Oahu and Kauai, sunlight shines down on us abundantly throughout the year. By switching your home or office to a solar power system, you can harness the Sun’s energy to help you save money on air conditioning, lighting, and everything else you use energy for night and day.

3 Ways Solar Power Can Save You Money

1. Reduced Energy Bill

When you install a solar power system in your home or office, you can expect your monthly power bill to be significantly reduced. The precise amount you save will depend on the type of solar power system to choose to install. For example, whether or not your system has a battery available for storing converted power will affect whether you can continue using solar power during the night or on cloudy days and result in you either saving more or less on your monthly bill.

2. Selling Power to the Grid

Solar power systems that generate more power than you’re able to use enable the owners to sell their excess power back to the local grid. This means you could end up making money on your monthly power bill, rather than owing money.

3. Tax Credits and Incentives

Depending on whether you choose to purchase or rent your solar power system, you might qualify for federal tax credits through the investment tax credit (ITC) program, which is also called the federal solar tax credit. With this credit, you could be eligible to deduct up to 26% of the total installation costs.
Additionally, Hawaii offers a variety of tax incentives for homeowners and commercial property owners who harness solar power.


More Reasons to Switch to Solar AC

The primary reason most people choose to switch to solar-powered air conditioning is cost. With solar AC, it’s much less expensive to keep your home or office at a comfortably cool temperature. Plus, if you’re already supplementing your power with solar panels, you’ll only need to invest in a solar AC unit to complete your system.

Additionally, solar air conditioning is more reliable. With solar energy stored in a battery and a hybrid unit, you can cool your home – day, night, or during blackouts – with power from the grid and/or a solar battery storage system. As a result, the comfort inside your home will be fully protected from outages due to an overloaded power grid. So, you’ll stay cool even when the rest of the neighborhood’s power is out.

Find Out How You Can Benefit From Solar AC Today

If you’re interested in learning how solar air conditioning can benefit you or your business, we welcome you to contact STI Solar, Roofing & Air Conditioning. We’ll be happy to talk with you about setting up a solar air conditioning and/or a solar power system for your home or commercial space on Kauai and Oahu. To schedule a free consultation with one of our solar power professionals, we welcome you to contact us today.

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