Home Batteries: Protect your family and your finances.

Home Batteries

If you are making the switch to solar power the next logical step is to consider a home battery. Being able to store that beautiful solar energy for future use takes you one step closer to being off the grid, and escaping from under the thumb of your energy provider. It also protects you and your family in black outs and from ridiculously high energy costs during peak usage hours.

Recent research indicates that 74% of people shopping for home solar power are also interested in home energy storage. And while fewer than 20% of people who buy solar end up with a battery to go along with it, there are signs that might be changing soon.

Home storage batteries are at their lowest price ever, and new incentives on the state and national level are making them even more affordable.The main benefits are avoiding peak electricity surges and protecting yourself from blackouts. 

If you’re already considering solar and you want to know about home energy storage and incentives, contact Go Green Electric today. If you’d like to learn more about home solar batteries and how they work, we will get into some of the basics. 

What kinds of batteries are available for homeowners?

When we talk about modern “home energy storage,” we’re talking about the range of newer technologies that are specifically designed to make home energy storage easy, smart, and relatively unobtrusive. 

Lithium-ion

When it comes to home batteries, these offer the most bang for your buck. The technology is tested and has already been used in smart phones, hybrid cars and much more. When it comes to home energy storage at Go Green Electric we recommend two different options:

Tesla Home Batteries

We are as excited about the Tesla battery as you! It promises to reinvent battery technology and therefore how we think about storing solar energy. Tesla also promises that it will be very cost effective. Go Green Electric will install Tesla Powerwall once it becomes available. In the meantime there are ways to prepare for a future installation.

SolarEdge StoreEdge Inverter

The StoreEdge inverter (manufactured by SolarEdge) is directly compatible with the Tesla battery and is something Go Green Electric is installing. If you are thinking about a Tesla battery system for the future, the StoreEdge is the perfect first step.

What are the benefits of Home Storage Batteries?

Lithium batteries are probably the best choice for your solar powered home. The benefits of home battery storage are great, especially when it comes to protecting your loved ones. First and foremost, home batteries can provide peace of mind, because they can protect you during a power outage.

Having the lights on at your home when your area is hit by a power outage has a value that can’t be expressed in terms of money, but is measured in the safety and peace of mind of your family. But there are other benefits of home energy storage that can be quantified.

Save money by taking advantage of time-of-use

The way you save money with a home battery is by avoiding the high cost of on-peak electricity under a time-of-use billing plan. On a time of use billing plan, electricity is cheap when most people aren’t using it, and more expensive when they are. The majority of Americans do laundry, cook and consume media during the afternoons and evenings leading the power companies to charge more during those times. Most time of use plans charge the highest prices during the afternoon and evening hours, when people are cooking, watching TV, and washing and drying their clothes. In Colorado TOU rates vary by season, so you can avoid the winter blues in your check book as well as in your home.

If you have questions about pricing, or want more information about home battery systems call us today at (303)731-5198 or contact us today.



Top Homeowner Questions about Solar Answered

There are so many question that homeowners struggle with in 2019 on deciding whether solar power is the right for them. Well, we researched and discussed these questions with our Solar Experts at Go Green Electric, and here are your answers.

Are Solar Panels Worth It?

Solar panels can save you a lot of money. You can even generate and store power for future use. Let's look at how solar panels can save you money and why you should consider getting them for your Colorado home or local business.

How long do residential solar panels last?

Solar panels for home last at least 25 years and some now have 30 year warranties. The solar panel technology keeps improving, and we make it our priority at GGE to stay on top of solar panel technology and home battery storage systems. Our goal is to provide the best solar experience to our customers, and therefore continue to grow our solar business in Colorado.

Will solar panels add value to my residential home?

Solar power electricity adds value to a home so even if you decide to  move residences within a few years you will still be ahead in terms of added home value. The first reason for this is that the federal tax credit currently pays for 30% of your system cost and so this means you only have to save enough on your energy bill to cover 70% of the price of solar. 2019 is the last year to receive the full 30% tax credit, so make sure to start planning your solar project today.

The cost of solar panel installation is now at a level where it is common to get enough savings on utility bills to pay off a solar system in 5-8 years. Colorado is ahead of the curve with transition to renewable energy, and offers a competitive market for solar installers. At Go Green Electric, we pride ourselves on giving our customers a competitive solar price and outstanding solar service.

Tips for Homeowners Interested in Solar Panels

Consumers should make sure they compare as many solar options as possible, especially since 2019 is the last year to receive the entire 30% tax credit. You want to make sure you aren't paying an inflated price from a popular installer in the solar industry. Go Green Electric is competitive in price with larger installers but provides a much higher level of customer service. We also provide a free solar quote which many large solar installers do not.


Everything you need to know about the 2019 Solar Tax Credit.

What is the Solar Tax Credit, and how does it apply to me?

Are you ready to finally go Solar? We are sure you’ve heard of solar and green energy incentives, but never really looked at how exactly the solar tax credit could benefit your life. We are here today to answer those questions once and for all. As a Colorado resident you already benefit of over 300 days of sunshine per year. Why not take advantage of all the beautiful renewable solar energy and also have the federal government give you back 30% of the cost of installing your solar panel system.

The federal solar tax credit, also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows you to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The federal solar credit to both your residential and commercial systems, and there is no limit to how much you can spend and therefore get back. According to the Energy Sage the average solar customer saved over $5,000 on the cost of going solar last year. To take advantage of the full savings make sure to contact us today, because 2019 is the LAST year to earn the full 30% Solar Tax Credit, so make sure to schedule your Go Green Solar Estimate today!

Do I qualify for the solar panel tax credit?

As long as you OWN your solar energy system, you are eligible for the solar tax credit. According to Energy Sage even if you don’t rack up enough tax liability to claim the entire credit in one year, you can “roll over” the remaining credits into future years for as long as the tax credit is in effect. However, remember that if you sign a lease with a solar company, you are not the owner of the solar panel system, and thus you cannot receive the solar tax credit. It is in your best interest as a home or business owner to own your solar system out right in order to take advantage of all the benefits. To look into solar financing options Go Green Electric a call at (303)731-5198.

How do I claim the solar tax credit?

You claim the solar tax credit when you file your yearly federal tax return. Make sure to let your accountant know that you went solar in the last year. Call or Contact us today, and we can answer all your questions in regards to your


3 Steps to find out if Solar is right for you!

Three Steps to find out if Solar is right for you!

As we watch our electricity rates rise, and the cost of solar panels decrease, solar installation seems like the obvious choice for most homeowners. Besides being the environmental and green choice the key question remains: Will switching to Solar save you money? We outline some simple steps to take to analyze if solar panels make sense for your Colorado home.

Step 1

The first step is to take a good look at your electric bill. Solar panels generate their own power, and have the potential to greatly reduce or even completely eliminate your monthly electric bill. The higher your electricity bill, the more likely you will benefit from a switch to a solar power system.

Step 2

The second step is to evaluate your homes sunlight exposure. In Colorado, we benefit to over 300 days of sunshine annually. This makes our state a prime candidate for great solar potential. Take a look at how your house is oriented towards or away from the sun. Do you have a roof that would lend itself well to solar panel installation? You can use the Solar Estimate Calculator to estimate the efficiency of solar panels in your area. You must simply enter your address, utility company and the average cost of your monthly energy bill.

Step 3

The third and maybe most important step is to look for Incentives. The government offers homeowners significant incentives for installing solar panels as an alternate energy source. For example, a residential federal tax credit allows taxpayers to claim 30% of installation costs for systems placed in service by Dec. 31, 2019. The credit dwindles to 26% in 2020 and 22% in 2021, and expires Dec. 31, 2021.

Overall, the amount you pay for the loan to purchase the system is close to the amount you are currently paying for your electricity. Every home is different, but there are plenty of options to find the path that works best for you. It does not end up being a large up-front cost.

Call Go Green Electric Inc today for more information. (303)731-5198