Daylight saving time is March 8! While “springing forward” may not be exciting news to everyone, it certainly is for GVEC’s solar power members who produce their own solar power. This marks the arrival of longer days, which means more possible hours of sunlight and more possible savings!
GVEC and Solar Power
As renewable energy is growing in popularity, it’s also becoming more affordable and attainable for many households. This is evident for our area, especially. In fact, GVEC surpassed 10 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity on our grid by the end of 2018.
In 2019, GVEC was recognized for topping the state in solar capacity per residential customer by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA). This ranking means GVEC’s service territory has the highest density of rooftop solar, not only all other Texas cooperatives, but all other investor-owned and municipal utilities, as well. This is a status we are proud to hold and have contributed to as solar solutions specialists offering sales and installation of solar panel systems.
Solar Products from GVEC Home®
Our solar panels come with 25-year manufacturer product and power output warranties along with a 10-year installation warranty.
In addition to solar panels, we offer battery storage systems, including Tesla Powerwall. Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for home energy storage. Pairing the Powerwall with a solar panel system allows storage of excess energy produced by your solar panels, making the most of the energy you produce instead of selling it back. The stored energy can power your home when the sun isn’t shining or when your home’s consumption exceeds your solar energy production—and during power outages!
A Bright Investment
A solar panel system paired with battery storage from GVEC Home makes financial sense! South Central Texas weather supplies hundreds of sunny days each year. “Going solar” helps you conserve energy bought from the GVEC grid and save money on your electric bill.
We offer free consultations and estimates, which include helping you select the best location on your home for maximum solar power production, deciding how many solar panels you need for the amount of energy your household consumes and how much battery storage capacity you may want. We also offer financing options, making your purchase even more affordable. Additionally, a 26% federal tax credit is available.
For more information about solar panel systems and battery storage, call GVEC Home at 866.684.2359, or visit gvecSOLARservice.com.