Does Solar Energy Really Work in Washington State?
Yes! On an
annual basis, we receive 70% as much solar energy as many of the best
locations in the United States. You can support America's Energy
Independence, while taking advantage of Federal Tax Credits and Utility
Incentives, by installing a Western Solar Renewable Energy System on your
home or business this year.
Watch for a Western
Solar System during your next ride to Sea-Tac on the new Link Light Rail
Seattle was recently voted as one of the
Top Ten "Greenest Cities in America" by Popular Science Magazine.
As a Washington based company, we have been working to do our part by both
living green and helping other's to live green as well. This idea
really hit home with our crew recently when we were visiting one of our
solar installations and the brand-new SoundTransit Link Light Rail rolled
by on one side. At the same time there were hundreds of polluting
cars exiting off of I-5 on the other side, all heading to the same
location. Just remember that there are many options for you to do
your part in keeping Seattle as one of the greenest cities in America;
from installing a solar electric system on your home, to simply taking
advantage of our public transportation system.
With offices in Bellingham and
Seattle, we are a leading provider of residential and commercial solar
electric, solar hot water, small wind systems and solar space heating
systems in Washington State. We strive to design and install the most
cost-effective energy-saving solutions for our clients. In so doing, we
hope to contribute to decreasing our country's dependence on fossil fuel
and its contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions.
Why Solar? Why Right Now?
In this age of rising energy costs and
supply uncertainties, renewable energy will save you money, add value to
your home or business, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Consider
solar energy as a wise long-term investment. A key reason for this
investment is that with worldwide supplies finally catching up with the
demand, we have seen prices falling dramatically in the past several
months to unprecedented levels. When combined with the 30% Tax incentives from the
Federal Stimulus Package, prices have fallen almost 40% for the end
customer. Also, with recent passages of aggressive Renewable Energy
Portfolios in California and other surrounding states, the future prices
of your system's Renewable Energy Credits will add additional revenue
streams from their sales.
have shown that for every $1 decrease in annual energy bills, the value of
property increases by $20 (see
article). The return on investment is higher for solar than
other types of investments. For example, a residential solar electric
system in the Pacific Northwest will yield about 8-10% per year ROI
(see example cash flow). This is almost
guaranteed as long as the sun rises and is tax free. Over its life cycle
a solar hot water system can save more than $14,000 compared to a gas hot
example). In addition, these
technologies are good for the planet. They use solar energy and decrease
greenhouse gas emissions. There are many cost-effective options for using
solar energy in the Pacific Northwest
(see our article).
Western Solar Inc. specializes in designing
and installing solar systems to conserve and reduce energy consumption in
residential and commercial buildings. We offer our clients the latest
cost-effective technologies for generating electricity, heating water,
heating buildings, and conserving energy. We service our installations
free of labor charges for the first year. We have sales and design
offices located in both Bellingham and Seattle, Washington.
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With over half a Megawatt of solar systems
installed throughout the Western United States over the past 5 years,
Western Solar's team is focused on quality installations at a low cost to
the customer. Washington Contractor's License #WESTES*910JO
Visit our office/showroom at 319 E. Champion St., Bellingham, WA
or schedule a detailed solar site assessment today.
Sound) 1-206- 455-9491 (Seattle/South