Your 2024 installation guide is here! As we kick off a new year of clean, renewable energy, we wanted to put together a guide for those looking to make the switch to solar this year. Now, right off the bat, if you’re planning on a solar installation in 2024, you’re already over the main hurdle, and the rest is just opportunities for you, but if you’re looking to make the most of your solar project, we can provide you with some guidance as to when the best time to take action would be.
With this 2024 installation guide, we’ll simplify the process of going solar in 2024, and provide you with a clear path to generating solar power at your home. The key to energy independence is here, and with our help, you’ll be ready to get started!
One of the biggest motivators for an early solar installation this year comes in the form of the current and future PG&E rate hikes. As of January 1st, 2024, your monthly energy bill has gone up by 12.8%, meaning you’ll pay an extra $33 dollars on average for your power. Mind you, you’re not getting anything new for your increased cost; instead the utility is covering for a bout of overspending in the run up to paying dividends to shareholders for the first time in years.
On top of that, there is a rumored second and third rate hike proposed for later this year, which could bring your bill up by well over $100 a month, leading to a thousand dollar annual increase in your utility bills. If you’re concerned about what that extra expense will do to your budget, it’s time to consider solar, and fast. All those extra rate hike fees are just wasted dollars, whereas you could be putting that money into a solar investment that will provide you with actual returns. As your 2024 installation guide, we’d recommend dipping out of the rate hike loop before it costs you!
A large consideration in your 2024 installation guide will be seasonality, as there are certain boons and pitfalls that you can either take advantage of or avoid based on what time of year it is. We’ll take a look at two of the biggest factors in your solar decision: The Spring Rush and the Summer Generation period.
2024 Installation Guide: Spring Rush
Every Spring, like clockwork, the change in weather from frosty to fair reminds people of the value of solar. By the time February and March roll around, every solar provider in the state is going to be inundated with calls from people trying to get their installations done asap, which forms a considerable queue of solar customers. If you’re considering solar in 2024, you’re going to want to consider getting to the front of this line, to prepare for the valuable summer months of solar.
Now, if you happen to delay, you’ll still be primed to take advantage of solar in the fall and winter months, as heating bills can be just as potent as AC bills, but you’ll have more say in when your system goes in if you’re ahead of the curve. Trust us; in the next few weeks it is going to become harder and harder to book a solar consultation, so get out ahead of the pack now before things get really busy!
2024 Installation Guide: Summer Generation
All the effort you’ve put into beating the Spring Rush will pay off when summer rolls around and you’re sitting pretty with a solar system on your home. With your family home for the warm weather and more people than ever under your roof, you’ll find the energy bills start to climb as the AC dips lower and lower. With solar on your home, you won’t have to sweat the increased summer rates and increased energy usage, because you’ll be making the most of your Guilt Free AC. If you’re interested in beating the heat with solar, you’re going to want to get in before the Spring Rush and secure an installation before summer generation rolls around.
Our 2024 Installation Guide wouldn’t be complete without a look at the potential for impactful solar legislation on the horizon. After the last round of policy changes in 2023, things seem relatively calm for now. There are some proposed rate changes that are being discussed, but those plans are in the early stages of development, and will likely look completely different on arrival than they do now. In any case, those changes aren’t slated to arrive until at least 2025, so they’re currently in the “keep an eye on” stage of consideration. For the time being, solar remains a strong investment for those looking to combat their rising energy costs while increasing the value of their property and contributing to the health and wellness of their environment.
Want to take the initiative from this 2024 Installation Guide and get going on your own solar project? Schedule an appointment with our expert consultants now before the Spring Rush hits!