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Solar in San Antonio
August 8, 2017
Solar is different state to state and city to city so knowing the rebates and incentives specific to your city will make a huge difference when deciding which solar company you should let install your solar system. San Antonio is not deregulated so unlike other cities in Texas we have never had a choice for where we get our energy until now. Although we still can't choose who we get it from we can decide how we get it and our local utility company CPS energy has been very supportive offering residential rebates up to $25,000 and commercial rebates up to $80,000. The cost of solar has not dropped much in the past 5 years and although panels have become more efficient they have begun to level out over the past couple years making now the perfect time to go solar. The federal tax credits have been extended until 2020 so anyone who goes solar will receive a 30 percent tax credit on the total cost of their solar system after any up front rebates.
With both the CPS rebates and federal tax credits going solar in San Antonio has never been easier or more affordable so who should I let install my solar system? First you want to make sure the company you are dealin with is local, one way to tell is to look the up by googling CPS energy solar contractors. They have a list of certified solar installers if the company you are talking to is not on the list this should be your first red flag and I would be very hesitant to proceed. Next check the number listed next to the installers name is it a local San Antonio or Austin number? If you see an 801 number this is another huge red flag. Companies like Brio, Vision, Elevation and many others will send sales teams from Utah they'll sell you a system at the highest possible price and leave you with no plan to install. I've spoken with hundreds of unhappy families still waiting to be installed after months of waiting. Most local installers should be able to install in a month or less. Although San Antonio Solar Pros would love to earn your business we realize there are many other good local alternatives and don't want anyone making the wrong choice.