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What You Need To Know About Solar Power In Northeast Ohio

The federal solar investment tax credit will have the greatest impact on how much you can save by going solar in Ohio.

Known as the ITC, or “Investment Tax Credit,” this perk is applied to your federal tax returns each year for a period of up to twenty years. If you install your photovoltaic system, that means 26% of the cost will be covered by the government over those two decades. This is 26% off the entire cost of the system including equipment, labor and permitting.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Power

The solar panels are installed on your roof and convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. An inverter converts DC electricity into AC, which is what your home appliances use.
In the case that your solar panels produce more electricity than you can use, Ohio allows net metering, which means that you will receive credits that can be used against your energy bill in months where there may be significant cloud cover or for whatever reason your solar panels do not produce enough electricity to match your consumption.

When you factor in the federal and state incentives to install solar, the payback period for the system is generally between 5-8 years.

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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

Solar energy systems can last 25 to 30 years, and require little maintenance during that time. Once your system has paid for itself in the form of savings on your monthly electricity bill (generally within 10 years), you can enjoy free or very low-cost energy for years to come. Going solar gives you some insulation against utility companies’ frequent rate increases.

If you have any other questions about solar panel installation or how the process works, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Home Battery Backup

At Raw Roofing Solutions, we also offer home battery backup systems for your solar panels. Home battery backup systems are there to provide a short-term power supply during grid outages and they save you money by allowing you to avoid peak rates or demand charges which can often charge you nearly triple the base rate.

If you live in a place that experiences regular or seasonal power outages, a battery bank can keep your home or business up and running. This is especially impactful if you depend on electricity to run medical devices, but can also be helpful in preventing food from spoiling in your refrigerator.

In the end, a battery backup system will enable you to use grid energy during the day when rates are cheap and save your solar energy in your battery system to use during peak hours, instead of paying inflated grid prices.

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Why Choose Raw Roofing Solutions

Locally Owned & Operated

Raw Roofing Solutions is your local Northeast Ohio roofing company.

Experienced Technicians

All of our technicians at Raw Roofing Solutions are trained and certified.

Trusted & Transparent

When you work with us, you can trust that the work will be done right.