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Tuning In: Solar Power World Podcast

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.

 

Solar Power: How Much You Can Actually Save

You already know going solar saves you money, but you may still wonder exactly how much. Precisely how much solar panels can offset your electricity usage depends on a few variables, including how much electricity you use, the size of your solar system, the direction it faces and how much sun you get on your particular property.

This breakdown shows how the electricity offset by solar affects The Jones Family Savings at 123 Main Street, Anywhere, USA, dollar-by-dollar. These savings were calculated based on an average monthly electrical usage of 1,500 kilowatt hours (kwh) and a $0.12 cost per kwh. The Jones Family’s solar panels will offset 99 percent of those 1,500 kwh.

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Home Solar Systems Can Save and Make You Money

DearWanda

Dear Wanda,
I’m thinking about installing solar by the end of the year, so I can get the tax credit back sooner when I file my taxes in a few months. But, I want to be sure I’m investing my money in the best way possible. Can you help me understand how solar will save me money? Does it increase the value of my home? What kind of rate of return on my investment can I expect?

Sincerely,
Wants to Go Solar (But Still Not Sure)

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The Road to Your Solar Savings

Starting to think about installing solar panels? In the midst of your solar savings decision process? You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the road to your solar savings! Along the way, you may have encountered a few bumps: cost, payment, appearance and function. We’re here to smooth those out for you and get you to the end of the road where you’ll find some serious savings.

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Local Accountant Sees Value in Solar

Orcutt Financial partners with Icon Solar Power to go green

By Kellie Geist-May

MIAMI TWP. Although it’s not something you can see driving by, Orcutt & Company has made some serious upgrades. The Miami Township accounting company partnered with Icon Solar Power, also of Miami Township, to install 91 solar panels on the roof.

We were working with Icon about a year and a half ago as they were trying to understand the tax ramifications of buying solar equipment. As I started looking into it, I started to realize the benefits,” said Greg Orcutt, owner of Orcutt Financial. “We now have 91 panels on the roof and the projection is that it will provide about 60 percent of our electric on average.

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