Momentum Solar Re-Designs Website

Momentum Solar has launched a redesign of their website, http://www.momentumsolar.com. The updated website reflects a more contemporary design and includes company generated content and videos to provide a more engaging user experience and further insight into the Company’s customer-centric culture.

Momentum Solar is among the top residential solar companies in the nation recognized for notable expansion in recent years and has enjoyed well over 200% year over year growth across a number of key areas, including gross originations, geographic footprint, home solar systems installed and number of employees.

“It was important for us to engage our prospective and current customers, employees and partners in a more meaningful way, and I believe our website represents an opportunity to create a lasting and impactful first impression,” said Chief Executive Officer, Arthur Souritzidis. “I am particularly excited to share more of our company’s culture and provide insight into what makes Momentum Solar truly special.”

To see the new site, visit http://www.momentumsolar.com

About Momentum Solar

Momentum Solar, founded in 2009, is a top residential solar contractor and Inc. 500 fastest-growing private company that employs over 700 people nationwide. The owner-operated business is committed to providing savings for their customers and helping the environment by providing clean, affordable electricity to qualified homeowners. Momentum Solar manages the entire customer life cycle from enrollment through customized design, engineering, installation and activation of each system to make the process simple.

Top Solar Myths – Busted

Myth: Solar energy isn’t efficient enough for your home’s electricity needs

Average solar panels operate between 14-16% efficiency, while some of the higher efficiency panels operate up to 22.5%. This doesn’t seem like a lot, but when you consider the energy conversion ratio, you can very easily produce the solar energy you need to not only power your home but to take advantage of net metering and earn some energy credits when your system overproduces. Over 95% of Momentum Solar customers achieve a 100% offset from harmful fossil fuels with high efficiency panels.

Myth: Installing solar panels is pricey

Decades ago, solar panels were including expensive to purchase and install so were out of the question for the majority of middle class homeowners. Years later, this is still a common misconception for those that have not been educated on the recent history of solar energy in the United States. The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) was implemented in 2006, and prices overall have dropped dramatically since then. The cost to install solar has dropped by over 70% which has allowed the industry to explore new markets and increase solar capacity through the country.

Myth: It takes more energy to manufacture solar panels than the equipment will generate in its lifetime

With solar panels now operating at the highest efficiency ever, it’s proven that they produce more energy than it takes to manufacture them. According to a recent study, for every time solar capacity doubled in the Us, the energy used to produce the panels dropped by 12-13% and greenhouse gas emissions dropped by 17-24%. So not only does it take less energy to produce them, but the reduction of harmful emissions has been documented.

Myth: Solar panels don’t work well in cold weather

Au contraire! Colder weather actually INCREASES solar panel efficiency. While production tends to be higher in the summer due to the length of daylight, they actually perform more optimally in cooler temperatures. The production is only lower because of shorter days during winter. No wonder countries like Germany are leading the world in solar — the climate is naturally cooler all year round.

Myth: Solar panels drain the sun’s energy

This is one of our favorite myths! Completely outrageous as it sounds, there are people out there against solar energy citing this very reason. The reality is, the sun admits solar radiation daily, regardless whether or not it’s used. It’s simply a source of energy that’s always there that we chose to utilize. Nothing we do will change the amount of radiation that is emitted from the sun.

Myth: Solar panels require too much maintenance after installation

This is simply not true. Most, if not all, solar companies offer complimentary maintenance, a workmanship warranty, and an equipment warranty as part of the 20-25 year solar agreement that homeowners sign. Making the installation and post-installation process completely worry-free, this is one of the many perks of choosing a solar provider like Momentum Solar.

Myth: Installation methods will put holes in your roof

Solar installation companies like Momentum Solar take pride in the equipment they use as well as their carefully crafted racking methods. This is to ensure that no damage is done to the roof whatsoever. Any

damages associated with installation are extremely rare, and the condition of the roof must be taken into consideration. Momentum always assesses the age and condition of the roof prior to installation, and offers “at cost” repairs or replacement when necessary. If in the event there ARE damages caused by the installation, it’s a complimentary repair.

Myth: Your taxes will go up

Nope! In fact, if you purchase the system, you’re eligible for a 30% tax credit. To boot, solar panel systems increase the value of your property by up to an average of $15,000.

Sources:

https://news.energysage.com/what-are-the-most-efficient-solar-panels-on-the-market/ https://www.seia.org/solar-industry-data https://phys.org/news/2016-12-solar-panels-repay-energy-debt.html

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/effects-temperature-solar-panel-power-production-79764.html

Momentum Solar Recognized by Inc. 500 Following Year of Explosive Growth

Momentum Solar is honored to be selected by Inc. as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation for the second consecutive year. A veteran in the solar industry, Momentum was founded in central New Jersey in 2009 and experienced significant growth in the years following. The company has since earned several achievements and expanded services into New York, southern California, and southern Florida. Today their top tier installation services are a competitive player in the solar market.

“We look forward to 2018 as we continue to educate homeowners on the societal and financial benefits of going green while creating jobs and boosting the economy,” said Momentum Solar CEO Arthur Souritzidis. “We’re only getting started.”

Momentum previously ranked #883 on the Inc. 5000 list and #204 on Solar Power World’s list of Top Solar Contractors — two impressive awards for a company of its size at the time. In the months following, Arthur, Momentum’s CEO, was selected by Forbes as a 30 Under 30 Energy Entrepreneur alongside fellow innovators in the energy space. According to Forbes, Arthur stood out as one of “The Best Minds Planning How to Power Our Country” at the age of 29. This honor, coupled with other notable accolades, has set the stage with endless opportunities for the once-small business.

Momentum now employs over 650 people across four states and has ranked #67 on the Inc. 500 list — a 5,223% increase in just one year. They were also named by Solar Power World as the 93rd largest solar company in 2016 and has since seen an even more impressive increase in installations. As a result of their continuous growth, Momentum is now considered among the top five largest residential solar companies in the nation with additional territories earmarked for expansion later this year.

About Momentum Solar

Momentum Solar is a top solar contractor and Inc. 500 fastest-growing private company that employs over 650 people nationwide. The company is committed to making solar panels affordable, providing savings for their clients, and helping the environment. Their team of in-house professionals has an extensive wealth of knowledge in designing customized solar power systems for both residential and commercial properties. Momentum Solar manages the entire customer life cycle from the sale to design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of the system to make the process simple for homeowners and business owners.

Upgrade Your Home With Solar Panels

When a homeowner considers installing solar panels on his/her roof, it’s more than just committing to a cleaner, more affordable power source. It’s what we consider an upgrade to the home’s appearance. Solar panels of old were bigger, bulkier, and some considered them just plain ugly. “Debbie Downers” have even compared it to graphing paper, which we all dreaded using in high school algebra. We’re here to dispute that view in 2017 as solar is taking over, with a lot more options available. You no longer have to turn your roof into an Excel spreadsheet.

As a leading provider in the business since 2009, we’ve always strived to supply long term price-protection at a competitive price, but we’re also committed to the customization of each design. Our top-tier, black-on-black panels provide you and your family the power you need, with a fresh, sleek look of the modern age. They essentially blend into your roof. When you go solar, your home is getting a complete makeover. It looks attractive while saving you money and increasing the value of your home … like upgrading from a flip phone to your first iPhone, or from a Toyota to an Audi.

For the cherry on top, it’s also been reported that solar panels can actually increase the value of your home by 3-4%. With cutting-edge technology that’s helping save the environment AND your wallet, it’s all a good conversation piece for your neighbors – we offer referral rewards too!

Momentum Solar Expands Renewable Energy Services into the Sunshine State

Momentum Solar, (http://momentumsolar.com), one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and a top solar contractor in North America, recently expanded their installation services to Southern Florida. Momentum’s team is currently focused on educating homeowners on the benefits of cleaner energy adoption in the Orlando area before further serving residents throughout the rest of the state.

The Sunshine State is a relatively untapped territory for rooftop solar in comparison to other states, ranking 12th in the nation for watts installed even though it ranks third for its potential to be a leader in the industry. Averaging around 70% of sunshine throughout the year, Florida is an optimal location for solar power systems to receive the maximum possible offset of electricity generated by fossil fuels.

“We’ve been paying close attention to Florida recently and made the decision to expand our services there,” said Chief Revenue Officer, Alex Sheikh. “Momentum is always looking for opportunities to further educate homeowners on the benefits of solar energy. Electricity rates are continuing to rise, and solar offers consumers the option of cleaner, price-protected power.”

Electricity prices in Florida have increased over 25% since 2001, and will continue to rise according to historical data and multiple reports. This topic has been a cause for concern in local state news, with articles citing multi-year increases from at least three major energy providers in the state. Solar will not only help slow climate change in a high-risk area of the country, but it will alleviate some of the financial burdens that homeowners will incur with rate hikes.

“We’re offering financing options to homeowners who want to purchase a system for their home,” Sheikh said. “With this option, qualified Florida residents can install solar panels with no upfront costs and enjoy the other financial perks that come with going solar. It’s a win-win.”

By purchasing a system, homeowners can take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit available. Following installation and after their first billing cycle, Momentum customers will also be able to generate extra income with their solar power. They’re realizing savings while doing their part in helping the environment that will make a positive impact today and for future generations.

Momentum Solar also offers cleaner, affordable solar electricity to qualified homeowners and business owners in New Jersey, New York, and California, with additional states earmarked for expansion later this year and into 2018.

About Momentum Solar

Momentum Solar, founded in 2009, is a top solar contractor and Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company that employs over 600 people nationwide. The company is committed to making solar panels affordable, providing savings for their clients, and helping the environment. Their team of in-house professionals has an extensive wealth of knowledge in designing customized solar power systems for both residential and commercial properties. Momentum Solar manages the entire customer life cycle from the sale to design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of the system to make the process simple for homeowners and business owners.

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The Future of Energy

Technologies That Were Doubted – And Now We Can’t Function Without Them

1876: “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.” — William Orton, President of Western Union.

1889: “Fooling around with alternating current (AC) is just a waste of time.  Nobody will use it, ever.” — Thomas Edison.

1903: “The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty — a fad.” — The president of the Michigan Savings Bank advising Henry Ford’s lawyer, Horace Rackham, not to invest in the Ford Motor Company.

1946: “Television won’t be able to hold on to any market it captures after the first six months.  People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.” — Darryl Zanuck, 20th Century Fox.

2007: “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share.” — Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft.

Throughout the history of the modern world, progression and integration of technology into our lives has at times been disputed or even predicted to fail. Even the prestigious minds of their time, like Thomas Edison, wouldn’t accept the progression of newer, cutting edge technologies. We’re often too comfortable in our old way of doing things that new ideas are dismissed and not taken seriously, especially if it’s seen as a threat.

Solar vs. Fossil Fuels

In today’s energy world, the top competition is solar power, and renewable energy overall. Good or bad, you’ve heard a lot about it within the last decade. You may even already have it on your roof, or know someone who does. A common argument, which has since been disputed, is that solar will never replace fossil fuels. While we still rely on these dirty sources of energy because we’ve been conditioned to, this is slowly evolving. Solar now employs more workers than coal, oil and natural gas combined, and it’s among the world’s cheapest forms of electricity. This trend will continue, and solar will steadily become cheaper as time goes on.

The progression of solar began in 2006 with the implementation of the ITC; nearly 30,000 homes in the United States had solar installed. By 2013 the number jumped to 400,000, and 4 years later it has broken records. There are now over 1 million installations across the country.  This explosive growth is a result of companies like Momentum, offering installations to middle class homeowners at no upfront cost.

The fossil fuels argument relies on an archaic way of thinking — these resources may have been main source of power since the industrial revolution, but we’ve come such a long way since then. We’ve drastically upgraded our technology, so why not our main source of electricity? Yes fossil fuels are convenient and have advanced us into the modern life we enjoy today, but it’s time to transition again and create a cleaner environment for future generations. Coal, while still maintaining about 30% energy capacity, has seen a 50% decrease over the last 10 years. Natural gas has increased in capacity, yes, but prices are continually rising and it’s just plain dangerous. Fracking can pose health risks to residents around the location of construction, as well as gas leaks that are a common side effect of construction.

Solar energy has already proven its efficiency and environmental benefits, but there are still skeptics who aren’t sold on the true capability. They ask: “What if it rains?” “What if it’s cloudy?” To these doubters, fossil fuels are a comfort zone they want to remain in. Consider this fact, though: Solar panels often overproduce when the sun is shining, especially on longer days. Any excess power generated is pumped back into the grid and allows the homeowner to build a bank of energy credits to use at night or when it’s raining (a process called ‘net metering’). The panels are still generating power during days that are less sunny, just not as much. It’s like opting to not use sunscreen when it’s overcast —you can still get a sunburn. Not to mention, rain actually washes away the dust and dirt from the panels to ensure optimal production on the next sunny day.

Long story short: Renewable energy is not only the key to fighting climate change, but prices are rapidly decreasing. The cost of wind power has gone down 58% since 2009, and solar has decreased by an even more impressive 78% since then. The key to making a difference is continuing the trend of massive adoption and transition into a cleaner future. If every single American who qualifies for solar completes an installation, we’ll make a major impact.

Sources:

http://www.seia.org/research-resources/solar-industry-data

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertszczerba/2015/01/05/15-worst-tech-predictions-of-all-time/#3aa00b2c1299

https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3

https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/2016/12/06/natural-gas-prices-continue-to-rise/#6ba13a987038

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/noah-long/renewable-energy-key-fighting-climate-change

Solar is Good For Business

Solar installations have soared in recent years, with large businesses leading the way. As of 2016, some of the top corporate businesses have installed over 1 GW of solar which generates enough electricity to power 193,000 homes. Typically, when a small business owner reads about Fortune 500 companies installing solar at a large capacity, he or she may assume it’s unattainable from a financial standpoint. This way of thinking is a bit outdated — commercial solar isn’t just for corporations anymore. Businesses of all sizes are now seeking solar as a convenient way to green their operations while reducing their expenses and putting more money back into the business itself.

Here are some key benefits of solar energy that business owners should consider:

Reduction in Operating Costs

According to marketplace data, commercial property owners can save up to 75% each month by installing commercial solar panels. Going solar will nearly eliminate your electric bill, and you’ll pay able to sell credits back to the utility company if your system overproduces.

Return on Investment

Not only will you reduce your overall operational expenses month to month, but with the initial upfront investment your business will then receive:

  • 30% federal tax credit
  • Depreciation allowance deducting up to 85% of the asset from your taxes
  • Additional state incentives (which vary by location)
  • A potential increase in the value of your commercial property

These perks help Momentum Solar commercial customers receive a return on investment in under 3 years. It makes a lot of sense from a financial standpoint and will help put more money back into your business.

Worry-free maintenance

After the system is installed and activated, there will be little to no maintenance needed. All solar agreements come with complimentary maintenance and 24/7 monitoring so that we can identify and repair any system issues should they arise.

Corporate Social Responsibility

“Greening” your company not only helps you save a decent amount of money, but it’s also a great marketing tool as you are showing that you are conscious of how your operating impact the world around you. As a business owner, being environmentally responsible by generating energy efficiently sends a great message to your customers. To put it in perspective, Momentum Solar is projected to be annualizing around 40 MW of solar installed this year, which is equivalent to:

  • Recycling 10,705 tons of waste
  • Planting 276,338 trees
  • Saving 3.2M gallons of oil
  • Offsetting 17,998 tons of coal

Ultimately, solar should be considered by any business. Momentum is here to help you implement greener business operations that help benefit society. Visit http://momentumsolar.com/momentum-for-business/ for more information.

Sources:

https://www.inc.com/vikram-aggarwal/calculating-the-benefits-of-going-solar.html

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/benefits-solar-power-business-94.html