Why Install Solar?

Thousands of home- and business-owners in Texas and other states reap the benefits of solar electric systems by generating some of their own electricity, reducing the amount they need to purchase. Since the costs of a solar energy system are paid up-front, owners of solar electric systems also reduce their exposure to potentially high and variable costs of grid electricity. Energy generated from solar electric systems reduces the amount of energy generated from traditional power plants, reducing air emissions.  Many customers install solar electric systems to demonstrate their commitment to clean energy in their community or neighborhood. Because solar electric systems last 20 years or more, the benefits of installing solar also last a long time. Finally, the federal residential energy tax credit, available state property tax exemption and the Program incentive make investments in solar better than ever before.

In sum, the Utilities' customers install solar PV systems in order to: