What Is a Solar Community?

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We all know that renewable energy has made major headway within the industry for commercial and residential applications. Community solar is changing the way property owners view sustainable energy and are beginning to implement them into various commercial buildings.

The purpose for community solar is to share renewable energy resources with other people and reap the benefits without the hassle of private installation.

How Do They Work?

There are several ways to organize the use of community solar. If a utility-sponsored community has formed, that company will own and operate the solar array.

Finding community solar locally may not be difficult, but you will definitely have to do your research and see if you’re eligible to join in. Your designate utility provider may have information on sponsored communities near you.

Questions You Should Ask to Determine If Community Solar Is Right for You

How much am I willing and able to invest? Out-of-pocket costs can be quite large, especially for individual application. Community solar requires less of an investment on your part and can be a kind of introduction into the world without a solid commitment.

How much control do I need? Of course, if you have your own personal solar energy source, you have more control over what happens. However, the community solar applications will have professional technicians that are going to care for the maintenance.

What is the Future of Community Solar?

Renewable energy continues to move into our society, and with that, more advancements to ensure that we’re utilizing the energy efficiently. Residential solar installations will still be a viable option for commercial applications, but community solar is a great alternative.

Once local people realize that they can use this type of solar without breaking the bank, the increase in demand will drive further innovation, lower costs, and still support a healthier environment.

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Once we have a consultation with our clients, we review the paperwork and your final design before we start the process. We will work with your schedule from the beginning to ensure that everything is to your liking. This is how you work with the best solar company in Kansas City and Missouri. 

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Solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance for the 25 to 35 years that they will generate power. In most cases, you don’t even need to clean your solar panels. You can let the rain or snow take care of that for you. If something does happen, you will have manufacturer warranties on all equipment installed by Barrett Solar.

Solar rebates and incentives vary depending on where you live. In Kansas the largest incentive available is the 26% federal investment tax credit (ITC) which allows you to deduct 26% of the cost of your solar energy system from your taxes. Certain municipalities and utilities also offer cash rebates and other incentives. If you are a business in a rural area or a farmer, the USDA offers grants as well.

Solar rebates and incentives vary depending on where you live. In Missouri the largest incentive available is the 26% federal investment tax credit (ITC) which allows you to deduct 26% of the cost of your solar energy system from your taxes. Certain municipalities and utilities also offer cash rebates and other incentives. Evergy in Missouri, Columbia power and Ameren have notable rebates available. If you are a business owner in a rural area or a farmer, the USDA offers grants as well.

Barrett Solar offers two options to finance your solar panel system. You can purchase your system in cash or take advantage of our zero down, low APR financing options. We have a lot of different options to choose from. 

Generally it takes very large hail or a major storm to damage your solar panel system. After you go solar you will want to make sure your homeowners insurance policy has enough coverage to replace any of your panels that may be damaged in a heavy storm.

The cost of a solar panel system will depend on many factors, including the size of the system, the equipment, and the financing method. A solar panel system should be viewed as a major home upgrade, and because every home is different it is never good to base an idea of what something should cost off a ballpark figure found on the internet. Barrett Solar offers completely free no obligation solar proposals, and in most cases we can give you an accurate quote with just your historical energy usage data.

Tyler Blanchard

Founder & CEO

Tyler is the CEO of Barrett Solar.

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