Quick Facts About Momentum Solar

If you’re looking to switch to solar energy, then you’re probably wondering what company you can trust for reliable service at an affordable price.

At Momentum Solar, we give our customers the best of both worlds – we provide the quality of a world-class company with the personal customer service of a small boutique business. Here are some things you should know about us if you’re considering solar power for your home:

What We Do

Momentum Solar is an alternative energy company that specializes in residential solar power systems. We help our customers switch to cleaner, price-protected energy that enables them to reduce their carbon footprint, save monthly on their utility bills and invest in their future.

Where We’re From

Founded in 2009, we are an owner-operated company committed to delivering a first-class experience to our customers through their journey to cleaner, price-protected electricity generated by the sun. Momentum Solar began with only a handful employees in a New Jersey warehouse – today, we employ over 2,000 in various locations across the nation.

Our Solar Energy Systems

We strive to achieve a 100% solar offset for our customers, which not only maximizes monetary savings but increases the generation of clean energy that reduces harmful carbon emissions. With customized system designs tailored to each home using only the best in class materials, we make home solar beautiful while bettering the environment.

Our Services

At Momentum Solar, we are dedicated to the customer experience as we provide affordable energy options to qualified homeowners. We handle the entire process from solar enrollment through customized design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of every system to ensure a seamless transition to renewable energy.

Our Customer Care

As an owner-operated company, our customers are our #1 priority. We will be there for you every step of the way from your solar enrollment through your system design, engineering, permitting, installation, inspection, and activation to ensure a seamless transition to cleaner, more affordable solar energy. All you’ll have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your new energy source.

Our Initiatives

At Momentum, we truly care about bettering our environment and helping to make the world a better place. That is why we’ve started All In, a sustainability initiative that focuses on environmental education, giving back to the community and practicing eco-conscious habits. We have ambassadors from Momentum locations across the country and continue to grow!

Our Community

At Momentum Solar, we’re redefining what it means to be part of a community. We cherish the solar community we are building which is comprised of our customers, employees, and neighborhoods that we service. When you choose Momentum Solar, you choose Family.

Are you looking for a company that will give you the attention and quality equipment that you deserve? Reach out to us today, and one of our solar specialists will give you a free quote. Visit our website at www.momentumsolar.com or call us at 1(888)-MOMENTUM for more information.

 

 

Signs Your Panels Need Repair

Solar panels are a fantastic way for homeowners to cut their utility bills, save thousands long term and reduce their carbon emissions. One of the reasons people see these savings is because they can take advantage of free, clean energy from the sun and generate electricity with their highly efficient systems, therefore using less traditional electricity from their neighborhood grid.

However, homeowners will not see these savings if their systems are not operating at its highest potential. A common cause for this issue is that the solar panels or other components of the system have sustained damage and need repairs. At Momentum Solar, we want our customers to receive the most out of their solar panel systems – which is why we’ve compiled a list of the warming signs to look for that indicate if your system needs repairs.

Here are some of the most common signs that your solar panels may need repairs:

Broken Glass

Solar panels are durable and designed to withstand most weather conditions. However, sometimes they can sustain damage from debris like fallen branches, rocks hurled by the wind or heavy hailstorms. If you happen to find any cracks in your panels, even if it seems minor, we highly recommend that you call your solar provider to schedule a repair. Even small cracks can allow water to get inside the panel and cause even more damage, so it’s important to get the situation resolved as soon as possible. At Momentum Solar, we are always available to help in scenarios like these.

Power Cuts In And Out

Problems with wiring can lead to panels cutting in and out when they are heating and cooling. If this is the case, you should call for repairs. A solar specialist will be able to fix the wiring and locate any panels with similar problems.

Lower Power Production

Pay close attention to the power production of your solar panel system and compare the average with your solar provider’s expected average, which is measured in kilowatts per day. Some drops occur due to weather conditions like clouds or rain, but if your system is consistently producing lower energy that expected then there might be an issue. Call your solar provider to determine why your panels are losing capacity and determine if you need repairs.

Error Message On The Inverter

We highly recommend checking your inverter once a week to see if it’s operating correctly. If it’s displaying an error message, there can either be a problem with the inverter itself or your panels. If you observe an error message, call your solar company to see what the issue is and how it can be resolved.

Momentum Solar

We understand that it can be overwhelming when trying to find the best solar company for your energy needs – we want you to find a quality installer at an affordable price!

Momentum Solar is an owner-operated company committed to delivering a first-class experience to our customers through their journey to cleaner, price-protected electricity generated by the sun. We handle the entire process of solar enrollment through customized design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of every system to ensure a seamless transition to renewable energy.

Visit our website momentumsolar.com or call 1-888-MOMENTUM for a free quote!

Our Solar Panel Checklist

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you are considering switching to solar energy. That is great news! Solar power can benefit you financially while reducing your carbon footprint.

Solar power is a serious commitment, and we want to ensure that you are ready to take the next step into cleaner, price-protected energy. Here’s our checklist of things to accomplish before putting panels on your roof!

1. Assess your home.

Today, many people across the country receive great benefits from their solar panels. In order to maximize results, assess your situation to ensure that solar is the right option for you. Things like location, home size and shape, energy needs and government incentives can all play a hand in deciding whether solar will be beneficial to you.

2. Calculate your rebates and incentives.

Solar energy can save you thousands in the long run, and we want to make sure our customers receive the most out of their panels. Before beginning your project, make sure you are fully equipped with all information regarding tax credits and incentives. Although the federal tax credit applies to most U.S. residents who purchase their panels, many states offer different incentives and rebates.

If you are unsure where to start, ask your contractor what options you have and how to make the most out of your purchase.

3. Research your solar financing options.

Several solar companies offer competitive options for residents to plan out their payments. Momentum Solar helps customers with options such as solar leases, cash credits and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). We understand solar energy is an investment, which is why we provide homeowners with these options so that they can achieve their energy goals while lowering their utility bills.

4. Evaluate the condition of your roof.

Most solar panels are placed on roofs at an angle, which is an optimal position in most cases, to absorb sunlight. To determine the exact position and angle to place panels, installers consider the conditions and setting of the property as well as possible obstructions such as shadows from trees or other buildings.

If your roof is dilapidated or nearing 20 years old, we highly recommend replacing your roof before installing your panels. It is in a homeowner’s best interest to take care of any roof repairs to avoid a situation where panels would have to be dismantled and replaced back on the roof.

Luckily, Momentum Home can take care of this for you! Visit www.momentumhome.com or call 1(888)338-HOME for your free assessment.

5. Ready for install!

If you can check off all of these items on our list, then you are one step closer to installing solar panels on your roof!

At Momentum Solar, we are committed to delivering a first-class experience to our customers through their journey to cleaner, price-protected electricity generated by the sun. We handle the entire process from solar enrollment through customized design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of every system to ensure a seamless transition to renewable energy.

 

 

The Cost of Solar in 2020

Solar technology is getting better year after year, but the best time to take advantage of tax credits and incentives is right now! With an informed and strategic combination of all available rebates and credits, homeowners save thousands over the life of their solar panel systems.

If you are considering switching to a solar energy system, it can be overwhelming to navigate through all available solar companies while also figuring out which incentives you qualify for. When purchasing solar panels, you most likely want to find a good balance between quality service and affordability.

At Momentum Solar, we believe in offering our customers all available information so they can make an educated decision on which solar energy service provider is right for them. Here’s a breakdown of what goes into the cost of going solar!

Tax Credits

The federal solar tax credit, also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows solar energy owners to deduct 26% of the cost of installing the solar system from their federal taxes. It is one of the most critical incentives for home solar power in the United States implemented by the federal government today.

The federal solar tax applies to both residential and commercial systems – every user that owns their systems, as opposed to renting them, qualifies for this deduction. This credit can be applied to personal income taxes that would otherwise be payed to the federal government.

Residential and commercial solar energy system owners can deduct 26% of the cost of installation for systems that have begun construction through 2020. The ITC then decreases to 21% in 2021, and finally 10% beginning in 2022.

Taxpayers will receive the most out of their tax credit if they invest in solar energy today!

Rebates and Incentives

In addition to federal tax credits, customers can benefit from state, county and utility rebates. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) [1] has an interactive map that displays solar incentives by state.

You can also speak to a dedicated solar energy specialist at Momentum Solar to find out what incentives you may qualify for. We will happily provide you with all available rebates and incentives in your area!

Solar Financing Options

We understand that switching to solar energy is a serious investment, and we want to provide you with cleaner, price-protected energy at an affordable cost.

There are a few ways you can approach financing your solar panels. Momentum Solar offers flexible options such as solar loans, cash credit and power purchase agreements (PPAs) to help our customers pay for their energy in the ways that are most convenient to them.

Momentum Solar Can Help

Momentum Solar is one of the best energy providers nationwide. We are dedicated to supplying our customers with efficient solar energy systems that reduce your electricity bills. We handle the entire process of your solar installation from solar enrollment through customized design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of every system – to ensure a seamless transition to renewable energy.

Our solar system installers are ready to help you achieve your energy goals! Visit momentumsolar.com or call 1-800-MOMENTUM for your free quote today.

[1] https://www.dsireusa.org/

What Do You Know About Solar?

By now you have probably heard of solar power and know that it’s a cleaner alternative to power your home. However, there’s s much to know about the sun’s power! Here are some of our favorite fun facts about the sun and solar energy.

Solar power is the most abundant energy source on Earth.

Our sun is extremely powerful. In fact, there’s enough solar energy hitting the Earth every hour to meet all of the planet’s energy needs per year [1]. If we utilize this tremendous resource, we can leave fossil fuels in the past and move towards a cleaner future.

California is the leader in solar energy in the United States.

According to the SEIA, California gets 19.5% of its electricity from solar, which is a greater percentage than any other state [2]. This is largely thanks to great state incentives and government assistance. Beginning in 2020, all new homes built in California must have solar energy.

Light travels fast.

The sun is 90 million miles from the earth, yet it takes less than 10 minutes for light to travel that distance [3].

Solar began a new era.

The first silicon solar cell was built by Bell Laboratories in 1954. The New York Times proclaimed the event “the beginning of a new era, leading eventually to the realization of one of mankind’s most cherished dreams – the harnessing of the almost limitless energy of the sun for the uses of civilization” [4].

NASA was an early solar adopter.

The space industry adopted solar energy early on. In the 1950s, solar technology began to provide power aboard spacecrafts. The Vanguard 1 was the first artificial earth satellite powered by solar cells and remains the oldest manmade satellite still in orbit [5].

The demand for solar energy is on the rise.

In the United States, the demand for solar is at an all-time high. By the end of 2015 an estimated 27.4 GW of solar was installed, increasing more than 23 times from 2008 [6]. That amount of energy is enough to power about 5.5 million average American homes.

Solar is more affordable than ever.

Homeowners that switch to solar energy can benefit from state, county and utility rebates. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) [7] has an interactive map that displays solar incentives by state.

The federal solar tax credit, also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows solar energy owners to deduct 26% of the cost of installing the solar system from their federal taxes. It is one of the most critical incentives for home solar power in the United States implemented by the federal government today.

You can also speak to a dedicated solar energy specialist at Momentum Solar to find out what incentives you may qualify for. We will happily provide you with all available rebates and incentives in your area!

Call 1-800-MOMENTUM or visit momentumsolar.com for a free quote today!

[1] https://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-the-potential-of-solar-power-2015-9

[2] https://www.seia.org/state-solar-policy/california-solar

[3] https://phys.org/news/2013-04-sunlight-earth.html

[4] https://www.energy.gov/articles/top-6-things-you-didnt-know-about-solar-energy

[5] https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=1958-002B

[6] https://www.seia.org/us-solar-market-insight

[7] https://www.dsireusa.org/

Solar Power in 2020

Is your New Year’s Resolution to go green or to save more money? Switching to solar power can accomplish both of these goals! Read on to learn how solar panels can simplify things for you and your home.

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Solar power is harnessed energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy. It’s the cleanest and most abundant resource in the world because sunlight is natural and replenishable. Fossil fuels, like coal and oil, are finite and harmful to the atmosphere due to their contribution to the greenhouse effect.

Our carbon emissions have dramatically increased in the past few decades, which in turn increases the threat of climate change. In fact, the electric power sector is one of the largest contributors of greenhouse gases in the nation, representing nearly 28% of all emissions [1].

Since solar energy systems are powered by the sun’s energy, this technology produces emission-free electricity. For every home that switches to cleaner energy, we are significantly reducing our carbon footprint. These technologies are crucial in our efforts to reverse the damage we have inflicted on our planet.

Add Up Your Savings

Rebates and Incentives

Homeowners that switch to solar energy can benefit from state, county and utility rebates. The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) [2] has an interactive map that displays solar incentives by state.

You can also speak to a dedicated solar energy specialist at Momentum Solar to find out what incentives you may qualify for. We will happily provide you with all available rebates and incentives in your area!

Federal Tax Credits

The federal solar tax credit, also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows solar energy owners to deduct 26% of the cost of installing the solar system from their federal taxes. It is one of the most critical incentives for home solar power in the United States implemented by the federal government today.

The federal solar tax applies to both residential and commercial systems – every user that owns their systems, as opposed to renting them, qualifies for this deduction. This credit can be applied to personal income taxes that would otherwise be payed to the federal government.

Residential and commercial solar energy system owners can deduct 26% of the cost of installation for systems that have begun construction through 2020. The ITC then decreases as depicted by the following timetable:

2020 – 26%

2021 – 22%

After 2021 – 10% permanently

Taxpayers will receive the most out of their tax credit if they invest in solar energy today! Solar energy is both a smart investment for your long-term financial goals and the best choice for the environment.

Switch to Solar Today!

At Momentum Solar, we take care of the entire solar energy process – from system design, engineering, permitting, installation, inspection and activation of your system. We are among the fastest-growing solar companies in the nation –visit our website www.momentumsolar.com or give us a call today at 1-800-MOMENTUM.

[1] https://www.seia.org/initiatives/climate-change

[2] https://www.dsireusa.org/

Simple Ways to Go Green

Recycling is a great habit to practice, but there is so much more you can be doing to make your home greener! Keep reading for easy changes you can make in your daily routine to become a little eco-friendlier.

1. Switch to LED Lightbulbs

Led lightbulbs use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent lighting [1]. Not only do LED lights save a substantial amount of energy, but they are financially the better option as well. By 2027 LED lightbulbs are predicted to save nearly $30 billion in today’s electricity prices [1].

2. Plant a Simple Garden

Planting your own garden is a fun way to grow your own produce while reducing carbon dioxide. Plants like fruits and vegetables take carbon dioxide and release oxygen, which helps our environment.

3. Invest in Reusable Bags

Plastic bags are out of style! When grocery shopping, carry reusable grocery bags instead of taking plastic bags from the store. Many companies may even reimburse you for your eco-friendly choice [2].

4. Ditch Plastic Water Bottles

Plastic water bottles create so much unnecessary waste, especially when most of us have easy access to clean drinking water at home. Use a pitcher with a water filter for your family, and refillable water bottles when you’re on the go.

5. Use Natural Light

Take advantage of the sun! Open your blinds and take advantage of natural light for as long as you can. You will save so much energy by keeping your lights off until they are necessary in the evening. In addition, make sure to turn off your lights when leaving a room.

6. Shop Smarter

Before buying new items, check local thrift stores or upcycling websites. You may be surprised by how many high-quality items you can make use of for much cheaper!

7. Fix Leaky Faucets

Leaky faucets may seem like a minor inconvenience, but they can increase your utility bill while wasting one of our most valuable resources. Most times this is an easy fix, so make sure to address the issue as soon as possible!

8. Leave Paper Products Behind

Avoid using paper products in your kitchen! Take advantage of washable plates, utensils and towels to reduce as much waste as possible. On top of reusing plates, make sure to fully load your dishwasher in the evening to reduce energy consumption.

9. Switch to Solar

Solar energy is a bigger decision, but it is a great investment for those who are looking for ways to make a larger impact. Solar panels reduce our carbon footprint significantly because they use the sun’s energy, which occurs naturally and abundantly. Not only are they great for the environment, but they could save you thousands of dollars throughout the system’s lifespan.

If you are interested and want to learn more about solar power, visit momentumsolar.com or call 1 (888) MOMENTUM today!

[1] https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/save-electricity-and-fuel/lighting-choices-save-you-money/led-lighting

[2] https://www.moneytalksnews.com/7-stores-where-bringing-your-own-bag-pays/

 

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