Installing a solar photovoltaic system, or a solar panel system for your home’s energy, is a big step for homeowners who want to reduce their electric bills, increase their property value, and decrease their impact on the environment. While the size and cost of the solar power system varies based on the amount of energy a home consumes, solar is a large investment for homeowners. Fortunately, there are incentives and tax credits that can be claimed alongside flexible financing options to reduce the overall cost, making going solar an attainable goal for many.
There’s a reason to celebrate in Kentucky! And it’s not because of horses or basketball. In early 2019, a bill was introduced to the Kentucky Senate to redefine “net metering” and allow the ratemaking process to be initiated by the retail electric supplier, aka your utility company. This bill was passed and went into effect on January 1, 2020; luckily, the utility companies did not pursue any action until January of this year.
In the days of paperless billing and auto-pay, many of us aren’t paying as much attention to our utility bills as we used to. And whether you have realized it or not, you have committed to paying an electricity bill for the rest of your life, so it’s important to know where your money is going and what you are paying for.
In the Midwest, especially right here in the tri-state area, we are no stranger to hot and humid summers. For many homeowners, the summer is often the most expensive time of the year in terms of electricity bills. Days are longer, the weather is warmer, kids are out of school, and many of us are still working from home. This has increased our overall usage and has made air conditioning more essential to our daily lives.
Curious Recycler: What happens to solar panels if they stop working or are damaged? Can they be recycled?
Icon Solar often gets questions regarding how we recycle damaged or inoperative solar panels. It’s a valid one, especially when we claim how environmentally friendly it is. Let me explain…
Icon Solar No. 1 on 2019 Kentucky Top Solar Contractors List
The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Milford-based solar firm
MILFORD, OH, July 24, 2019—With renewable energy expected to be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, local solar installer Icon Solar is happy to be contributing to the country’s energy mix. Icon Solar has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, achieving first place in 2019 Top Kentucky Solar Contractors and listed as one of the top 150 residential solar companies on the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list.
We made it in the news again over the Muncie Star Press! This time, it’s due to our success with Solarize ECI. Here’s the excerpt which mentions us:
Solarize Indiana sent out requests for proposals to solar companies in the Midwest, looking at reliability, product quality, tenure in business and lowest group pricing. From those companies, Solarize ECI chose to work with Icon Solar, Cincinnati.
More than 40 homeowners in East Central Indiana have installed solar panels through Solarize ECI, receiving group pricing 20 percent below what they would have to pay if they didn’t go through Solarize ECI.
When you’re looking into getting quotes from solar companies, they’re all going to operate just a little differently. Icon Solar? We’re very different.
Many companies have been in the news lately for their dedication to adopting sustainable practices. Much like microbreweries, large national and international companies are investing in their own future—and our own future—by installing solar systems. Like lighthouses, they’re beacons lighting the way into a cleaner, brighter future.
Our co-owner Zach guests on the Solar Power World’s podcast, talking about our pricing transparency. We aim to be honest and forthright about the cost of solar.
Here’s an excerpt from the writeup:
Icon Solar Power (No. 273 on the 2018 Top Solar Contractors list), based in Ohio, takes the most transparent route when it comes to solar pricing, but it didn’t start off that way. Zach Wieber, director of operations, said Icon Solar initially shied away from giving price information up front because it feared prospective customers wouldn’t see solar benefits past the price tag.
For a sample of what the cost of one of our systems might look like, see our breakdown.