How to Afford Solar

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Why Solar Power?

Why should you use alternative power for your home or business?

How It Works

What if it is cloudy or rainy for weeks at a time? Will I still have hot water?

How to Afford Solar

Think alternative energy is out of your price range? Think again.

Fed/State Info

Learn about Federal and State tax credits for using alternative power.

Solar Savings Estimators


Solar Estimators

If you own your home or building, you can afford solar.

Sun Stuff Energy will provide you with a detailed financial analysis report that covers the following areas:

  1. Your current energy usage.

  2. Proposed Solar System cost and financing options.

  3. Areas you can make your home or business more energy efficient.

  4. Your average return on investment.

  5. Discovery of your energy path.

Current usage profile and economic assumptions are included in a customized analysis.

Contact us for a complimentary Site Survey today!

The Price of Solar Power

Incentives provided by city, state, and federal (30% Federal; 35% State) governments will pay for over half the price for purchase and installation of solar power systems installed in your North Carolina home. Here are some examples:

System Size – 80 Gallon Hot water system

Installed price - $7295.00
State income tax credit - $1400.00 Federal income tax credit- $2188.50
Estimated Installed price after incentives $3706.50

A system this size will cut the average home's power bill by 30-50%, pays for itself in about 4.5 years, and makes your home more desirable to home buyers, raising the resale value of the home. In looking at a solar system as an investment, your annual return on investment is as follows:

First year: 65%
Second year and forward: 20%

Where else are you going to get this kind of a return on your investment? In addition, since savings are non-taxable, your return on investment in Solar is totally TAX FREE!

If you want to do something for yourself, your home or business, and the environment, there is no better time than now. Sun Stuff Energy also offers financing - contact us for up-to-date information.

Also see our section on Federal and State Tax Credit information.