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Solar Panels Not Just For Rich, Famous

Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 9:14 am by Solar Energy USA

Think installing a solar energy system is just for the millionaires and billionaires of the world?

Think again.

A new report focusing on the state of California, where the majority of solar installs have taken place, shows that an overwhelming majority of solar panels have been installed on median-income households, or incomes ranging between $40,000 and $84,000 dollars per year. Most people overestimate the cost of installing a solar energy system, which, as we have previously reported, has decreased dramatically in recent years.

The report also states that top income earners, those making over $160,000 dollars per year, accounted for less than 3% of the total percentage of solar installs in 2009, 2010, and 2011. This means that 97% of all solar panel systems installed are being bought by everyday Americans, not the super rich!


Available state tax credits for installing solar, like those in Georgia and North Carolina, cover 35% of the total cost, and a federal tax credit covers another 30%. These two combined together give homeowners a “65% OFF SALE” for installing solar panels on a home to generate power.

Whether you want to reduce your power bill, protect yourself against rising power increases, or power your electric vehicle with free fuel from the sun, there has never been a better time to consider purchasing a rooftop solar power plant for your home or business. Because of the innovative microinverter technology Solar Energy USA installs utilize, it is very easy to get started with an initial system that fits your budget and then add more solar panels over time, just like the Georgia homeowner below:


Be sure to visit our ‘About Solar’ section of the website to help explain the concept of going solar and to address any questions or concerns you may have about acquiring a new solar energy system. Or contact Solar Energy USA if you require immediate assistance.