• How Solar Works - (Alii Circle Member) Renewable Energy Services

    June 14, 2022
    It is no secret that Hawaii residents pay the highest electricity rates in the nation. With the high cost that comes with living in paradise, a reprieve on excruciatingly high energy bills would be a nice & welcomed break. With solar power installation not only are you helping to provide the State of Hawaii with a clean energy alternative, thus reducing your own usage of imported fossil fuels, you are also able to save on utility bills while being eligible for some amazing solar tax credits!
     
    Why Install Solar In Your Home?
    There are many incredible tax credits & incentives when it comes to having solar power installed in your home or business. From saving monthly on utility bills, to doing your part to help the environment & protect Hawaii’s precious ecosystem, solar power systems also greatly increase the overall value of your home! Trust us when we say... Going solar is where it is at!!

    Are the tax credits really going away?
    The federal solar tax credit, also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows you to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The ITC applies to both residential and commercial systems, and there is no cap on its value.

    The ITC is currently :
    26% in 2021
    26% in 2022
    22% in 2023, and
    0% for residential in 2024 and a permanent 10% for businesses in 2024.

    How Solar Works

    1. Sunlight hits the surface of the PV cell.
    2. A material called a semiconductor converts light into DC electricity.
    3. This DC electricity is taken to the inverter, to be converted to usable AC current.

    4. As DC current passes through the inverter, it charges the battery pack.
    5. The inverter stabilizes the flow of energy through the system, converting DC current to AC current.
    6. This AC current is sent to the electrical panel, powering your home.
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