The Ellie Report recently interviewed the team at South Texas Solar Systems Inc. to find out about the benefits of solar panels for your home or business and why now is the best time to go solar.
Watch our interview with the South Texas Solar Systems team!
Give us an overview of South Texas Solar Systems.
Jenna Neumann: South Texas Solar Systems originated in Laredo, Texas in 2007. Fast forward 12 successful years later, and we are now servicing over 3,000 residential and commercial customers.
What are the financial and environmental benefits of solar power?
Jenna: Environmentally, you are helping erase your carbon footprint. Financially, you reduce your utility bill.
Are there tax breaks for going solar?
Jenna: Yes. Consumers need to know that 2019 is the last year to receive a full 30 percent tax credit. So now is the perfect time to go solar.
What kind of panel maintenance is required, and how long do the panels last?
David Ross: We provide maintenance for the first five years whether it’s cleaning or upgrades. The manufacturer warranty for the panels are 25 years, and they are guaranteed that they will function at or near peak efficiency.
Is there a preparation process for customers to receive a solar panel installation?
Penny Rios: The process for solar panel installation is quick and easy. The first step is your free estimate, as well as your design. Then we do finances. As soon as finances are finished, I get city permits and HOA approval. After that, we do the installation. Once the installation is complete, we do all the inspections.
If a homeowner is interested in going solar, what are their next steps?