Solar is on the Rise: Is Your Roof Ready?

January 9, 2014

According to Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Market Insight 2013 Q3 report, solar is booming in the United States. For the first time in 15 years, the association predicts that the United States will have installed more solar capacity in 2013 than Germany.

Even states where other alternative energies have risen in popularity, many are looking at solar with promise. Midwestern Energy News recently reported how Iowa – a state primarily known for agriculture, biofuels, and wind farms – is growing in solar installations. Bill Haman of the Iowa Energy Center provides the following explanation in the article, by saying, “Incentives are at an all-time high, and costs are at an all-time low.”

Despite the growth in solar power installations, there is still hesitation. Perceptions of the high costs, lack of familiarity with solar, and concerns about compromising the roof’s waterproofing are just a few of the reasons people balk.

D. C. Taylor Co. has been helping customers meet their sustainability goals for energy production since 2008. Along with our solar industry partners, D. C. Taylor Co. can explore the feasibility of a rooftop solar project and provide you with a free energy analysis.

Now is an ideal time to invest in solar power. Financial incentives are provided by many states and local utilities. Additionally, the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) provides a 30-percent tax credit for commercial facilities that install solar. (These federal tax credits will expire in 2016, though.)

D. C. Taylor Co. and its partners are able to provide financing that can create a return on investment in as little as three years. The roofing contractor also integrates the solar system into your roofing system, handling the hardware installation, thereby reducing the risk of roof leaks.

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