Is Solar Worth it in Beaverton?

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    Solar is Powering Beaverton

    The city of Beaverton is committed to clean renewable energy and has even been named as one of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Communities. Residents of Beaverton prioritize clean air and water, and know that solar energy is one of the cleanest sources of power available.

    Besides cutting their carbon footprints significantly, solar energy has other benefits for Beaverton residents, including a significant decrease in their monthly utility bills and an increase in the value of their homes. At Power Northwest, we’re here to help you take advantage of these excellent benefits with a home solar energy system.

    Helping You Get the Maximum Solar Savings and Value

    We take care of the whole solar process, from designing the system to getting permits approved to installing the equipment. We also help you find and take advantage of all applicable solar incentives to keep the upfront cost of your system as low as possible

    As of Spring 2022, the average cost of an installed solar system in Beaverton is between $3.10 and $3.90 per watt, which is significantly lower than the national average of $4.00 per watt. For an average 5 kW home solar energy system, that comes to an average system price of $16,500 before any incentives are applied.  For more information on what affects the cost of the solar system, check out our article on the 7 Factors that Determine the Cost of a Solar System.

    Power Northwest’s Custom Design and Proposal

    At Power Northwest, we have an entire team that specializes in custom solar energy system designs.  We are always up to date on the most cutting edge solar technology and design techniques to bring you the best possible project proposal. We take into account the location of your home and your energy consumption to draft a suitably sized system specifically for you.

    Become Your Own Renewable Power Plant

    Sadly, over 60% of the nation’s energy still comes from burning non-sustainable fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas. However, with a solar energy system at your home, you can essentially become your own miniature renewable power plant and dramatically reduce your dependence on fossil fuels and your carbon footprint. As an added bonus, you will benefit financially as well through much lower monthly energy bills and added home value.

    Solar Incentives in Beaverton

    Here are three of the biggest solar incentives that can drastically lower your upfront solar energy costs:

    • Federal Investment Tax Credit for Solar – This federal incentive allows you to deduct 26% of the total cost of installing your new solar energy system from your federal tax liability amount – a huge incentive!
    • Local and Municipal Utility Rebates – Several utility companies offer instant cash rebates to homeowners who install solar energy systems, sometimes up to $0.50 per watt, which for a 5 kW system equates to $2,500 cash.
    • Net Energy Metering – With net energy metering, your utility company will install a special two-way electricity meter at your home, and you can essentially store the excess power that your panels produce to the grid in exchange for credits on your utility account. These credits can be used against later months’ bills to keep costs low all year.

    Read More: See List of All Oregon Solar Incentives

    Is Solar Worth It in Beaverton?

    Solar energy is certainly worth it in Beaverton. The cost of solar equipment has dropped sharply in the last decade and new incentives have been introduced. With such a low average cost per watt, most solar energy systems pay themselves off in 10-12 years. Most homeowners save more than $20,000 on average over a 25-year period!  Which is the duration of the warranty on the solar panels that we install, a full 25 years!

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