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Always question authority

When starting any massive construction project, such as adding a new room to a home or even adding a new wing to a hospital, there are always going to be hiccups along the way.  Solar is no exception. One major hiccup comes with permitting and every local ordanince putting their thumb on the scale and trying to get a piece of the action. The point of this write-up is to bring awareness to the fact that just because a local ordanince...

Know Who and What is Going on your Roof (Part 2) – Products & Financing

JP Electric and Solar’s Facebook Live series: “Know Who and What is Going on Your Roof” goes step by step through the solar process. This episode covers everything about Product and Financing. Product There are many different types of solar panels available on the market. Knowing who and what is going on your roof is crucial for your long term investment. The type of panel that goes on your roof not only affects the cost of your system but also your savings....

Know who and what is going on your roof – Usage and Quotes

  FB Live—Thursday, Nov. 9—5:30pm Know who and what is going on your roof - Usage and Quotes In today’s ever-increasing energy cost environment, it makes sense to switch your power production to the sun. In order to make that switch, there are so many decisions to make and options to choose from. Going solar can be confusing, but it doesn’t have to be. Our multi-part series “Know who and what is going on your roof” starts with Usage and Quotes. This video...

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Solar terminology – Get started on the path of solar education with the first of our multi-part Live series

The first steps to solar are usually steep ones; riddled with strange concepts and unexplained terms.  We're here to help you along the way! Don't let those solar companies confuse you and leave you without explanation. Watch this first video of our multi-part live series on the solar process, starting with some of the more frequently asked questions when it comes to solar technology and the terminology that comes with it. Of course this isn't everything, but it's the first...

Solar Tax Credit: How to plan for 2017-2018

The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), is a federal incentive that can help eligible homeowners and businesses offset their solar panel costs. The solar ITC can be a significant factor in helping consumers determine if and when to go solar. The solar ITC is one of the main reasons people are going solar early, they want to take advantage of the incentives before they no longer can. Being one of the main reasons people are going solar early is to...

The Numbers Make Sense

Residential solar customer Jeff D., senior financial analyst for local hospital, recounts the process of deciding on JP Electric and Solar after reviewing the numbers, comparing quotes and seeing the savings. Jeff D. used the Solar Comparison Sheet to guide him in his search for solar. After getting three quotes, he decided to go solar with JP Electric and Solar because we offered the best solar panels, best product and production warranty, and even the best prices. The Solar Comparison Sheet...

Solar in FALL? 3 Reasons Why

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is “When is the perfect time to go solar?” And there are a lot of factors that play in fully answering that question. Our go to answer is “Now.” Because honestly, the earlier the better when you go solar. The longer you wait; the less money your house is generating. Fall is an excellent time to go solar. Here are three reasons why: 1: Tax Credit The year is winding down, in order to...

Warranties and Power

Here at JP Electric & Solar, we are proud to be a SunPower Elite Dealer and stand behind every panel we sell. It is not a secret that SunPower panels are priced higher than conventional panels. Then why are the majority of the panels we sell SunPower? The performance is usually the first on the list; since SunPower panels are the World’s Record holders in solar efficiency with 24.2%. This allows for more wattage per square foot, flexibility in design,...

Solar Eclipse 2017! What does that mean for your Solar Powered home?

On August 21, the sun, moon and earth will be positioned in perfect alignment to cast a shadow across America from Oregon to South Carolina. The event is known as the Great American Solar Eclipse. An eclipse of this totality has not been experienced since 1918 (although TOTAL solar eclipses have happened since then, just not coast to coast. In 1979, there was a total solar eclipse in 5 states as opposed to the 2017 Great Solar Eclipse which is...

Financing Your Home Solar System

As with any large purchases, financing can be a difficult concept to grasp. “Will buying it straight out be the best way to go?” “What if a lease is better for my purchasing power?” “What exactly are the benefits of getting a loan over 20 years?” We know, it’s a scary decision. We weigh our options as an investment, but also as an immediate need. Solar is no different. Purchase, loan and lease are the three most popular ways to finance your...