Top Six Reasons to go Solar


Tax Credits, Local
Rebates, State

Fixed, Predictable

Home Value


Own Your Source
of Clean Power

Save Money Now… Save Even More Later.

JOLT lets you avoid utility price hikes when you switch to solar. Lock in a low rate for decades to come.

Historic Utility
Company Rates

Historic Solar Rates Chart

When’s the last time you got a notice that your rates were decreasing, as opposed to increasing? The average may vary region to region, but it’s always going up and they don’t show signs of “flattening the curve”.

Solar Cost
(Fixed Payment)

Solar Fixed Payment Chart

Divide the total energy generated over 25 years by the total cost of your system. Solar doesn’t increase in cost over time, it’s locked in from day one.
Big Savings by
Switching to Solar

Future Power Rates vs Solar Chart

Now compare the two. The bills you’ll keep paying forever if you don’t switch are represented in yellow. Depending on your current cost per kilowatt-hour and overall usage, your projected savings could be thousands or many tens of thousands.

It’s likely the same reasoning you used to buy your home instead of renting. You’re living on clean electricity, free and clear once it’s paid off.

And speaking of tangible assets…

Adding solar can increase home value.

Multiple studies have shown that homes with solar panel systems are valued and sold at prices above similar homes in their area.

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On average, solar panels raise a home’s value by 4.1%, according to a new Zillow analysis of homes across the US of A. In South Carolina, that’s about $6,000 based on average home value of $170,000. In California, that’s about $21,000 with the average home running $533,000. The merits of even a small system are considerable.

The property value advantages only increase as you scale up, because property tax and insurance generally won’t go up, unlike some other home amenities such as a pool or hot tub. In the unlikely event those costs do increase even a little, it’s still absorbed by your hefty lifetime of savings ahead.

30% Tax Credit for Eligible Homeowners.

That’s a tidy stack of Benjamins for the average homeowner.

For solar projects completed by Dec 31st, you receive a 30% dollar-for-dollar credit against your federal income tax the following year.

The solar investment tax credit includes all costs directly associated with the installation of the solar system – roof included.

There’s no limit on the amount you can claim, as it’s directly attached to your solar system size.

Ground mounts, solar sheds, detached garages or ADU’s – it doesn’t matter where the solar goes on your property.

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Eligibility for the Solar Tax Credit

Only individuals and businesses who own their solar power system are eligible for the solar tax credit. Financing is a form of ownership. Leases or PPA’s are not eligible, but we don’t do those here. Consult with your tax advisor for more information.
This tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of your actual tax bill, based on your total annual liability. For example, if you get a $1000 tax credit for the solar, and you owe $3000 of federal income tax that year, you reduce your dues to $2000. It’s a great idea to talk to your tax advisor if you need more specifics.

Return On Investment – And Environment

Collectively, JOLT customers have made an environmental impact equivalent to:

no parking
Cars Taken off the Road ANNUALLY

Gallons of Co2 Offset*

Trees Planted Offsetting Co2*

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Edison said it best in 1931:

We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature’s inexhaustible sources of energy–sun, wind and tide. I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.

Are you convinced yet?