The telltale signs of spring are upon us – the snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the sun is out. As the seasons change, many of us start in on our vernal rituals – Love is in the air, the garage is getting cleaned, and people are starting to make calls to solar installers to get panels on their roofs in time for summer... Wait, what?
That's right - all over the country, people are starting the process of going solar right now. But why now? Why early Spring? There are several reasons:
1) People want to maximize their first year's energy production
Winter has just ended – before too long, the sun will be out well into the evening, and everyone else will be reaping the benefits of this solar harvest. Why wait to get panels installed? Maximize your efficiency by installing solar in the spring so that you can be producing solar in the summer.
2) The process takes a little while
Making the investment to put solar on your roof has become really easy to do over the past couple of years, but much like buying a car, there is some paperwork and registration that you'll have to fill out. A contractor will design a custom system for your home, get all of the necessary permits, file the forms to get you the most rebates, and install your system. The actual amount of work left up to you is very small, but it does take time to do the rest.
3) Solar is skyrocketing in popularity
Demand for solar is going through the roof. In 2006, a solar system was installed every 80 minutes. In 2013, that number dropped to one every 4 minutes. To keep up with this demand, Installers are having to schedule lead time. That means that you'll have to wait in line behind a few other people like yourself who have chosen to make the switch to renewable power. In some markets, the backlog may take several months – but in many, it's short or nonexistent.
Whether you've spent the whole winter dreading your utility bills, or are feeling guilty about running that air conditioner all summer, Spring is the season for Solar. Get ahead of the game and head to http://geostellar.com/
to see which options are available for your home.