12/02/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/02/2021 20:12
The holidays are an exciting time, but they also usher in the extreme weather of the winter months. Even states with relatively mild climates can face unexpectedly brutal winter storms, like Texas experienced last February. Winter Storm Uri abruptly shut down most of the state's power grid for a week, prompting a devasting series of rolling blackouts.
Outages and blackouts are on homeowners' minds. SunPower recently conducted a nationwide survey of 1,500 homeowners and found that people in 2 of every 5 households worry about power outages on a monthly basis. Of those considering solar, 70% said they plan to include a battery energy storage system.
Those homeowners naturally find solar storage solutions like SunPower's SunVault™ storage system very attractive. Many people don't realize it, but most solar-powered homes are tied to the grid and are affected by blackouts, just like other homes. The difference is that solar homes can use a solar battery to keep the lights on and necessary appliances running when other homes grind to a halt. Solar-powered homes also help reduce strain on the grid during extreme weather events such as heatwaves.
Reliable solar power brings peace of mind, but it also brings savings. Electricity rates are rising across the U.S. and generating clean, free energy on your own roof helps reduce your need for expensive grid power and can and lower your electricity bills. With SunPower® panels - the most efficient on the market1 - you can generate more power and greater savings. A SunPower solar system's monthly payment may be lower than your electric bill today. You could pay as little as $79 per month for a SunPower solar system and then recoup the upfront cost with savings in as little as 10 years.2
While SunVault is handy in a blackout, it can also add to the day-to-day savings homeowners see with a SunPower system. That's because a SunVault™ system allows you to store solar energy during the day and use it at night. In addition, excess energy that is generated beyond what you use or store in your solar battery can, in many regions of the U.S., help you offset your electric bill through net metering.3
Exploring the advantages of solar + storage by scheduling a free online consultation will be one of the most stress-free things you do this holiday season. SunPower's Design Studio makes it easy for homeowners to lay out their own system, showing them how many solar panels will fit and the best places for them to go.
Homeowners also need long-term assurance that their investment in solar will weather storms and the usual wear and tear of time. SunPower does that. Our Complete Confidence Warranty is considered the best in the solar industry. Part of the reason is that SunPower systems are designed and warranted by one company, so there's no confusion about who will take care of you going forward. And as the only company with 36+ years of dedicated solar experience, SunPower has proven it takes care of its customers.
Homeowners can gift themselves with the confidence to handle anything Mother Nature sends their way and save money this holiday season when they purchase a SunPower Equinox® solar system with SunVault™ storage by Dec. 31, 2021. Qualifying purchases can get a $1,500 VISA Reward Card Rebate, while those who opt for a SunPower Equinox® solar system alone can get a $1,000 VISA Reward Card Rebate.4
Beat the holiday rush by going to SunPower's website or by calling 1-800-SUNPOWER.
1 Based on datasheet review of websites of top 20 manufacturers per Wood Mackenzie US PV Leaderboard Q3 2021.
2 Savings and return on investment will vary depending on a number of factors including equipment used, system size, system orientation and shading, insolation available, applicability utility rates and rate structure, as well as customer's eligibility for rebates, incentives, and net-metering or similar programs (the availability of which may differ for each customer).
3 The availability of net metering varies by location and is subject to change. Your SunPower Dealer can help you determine if you qualify. You can also visit the dsireusa.org website for detailed solar policy information.
4 Before rebate costs will vary, depending on system. Customer must sign SunPower solar contract between 11/01/2021 and 12/31/2021. Check with your SunPower dealer or installation contractor to confirm participation with these offers. To qualify for the $1000 rebate, customer must purchase or finance a SunPower Equinox system (minimum size 4kW). To qualify for the $1,500 rebate, customer must purchase or finance a SunPower Equinox system (minimum size 4 kW) with SunVault storage (13 kW or 26 kW). Excludes customers who are purchasing a new home in communities where solar is included. Rebates may not be applied to quotes on existing proposals or past purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Rebate form at sunpowerrebate.com must be completed and submitted to SunPower with required documentation within 90 days from installation date. Use promo code: GOGREEN for solar only and GOGREENPLUS for solar + storage systems. Allow 8 weeks for processing. Late submissions or those submitted without proper documentation and signatures will be subject to delay or cancellation. Void where prohibited. Reward Card: SunPower Visa Reward Card issued by The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Reward Card expires six months from the date of issuance. Reward Card is subject to The Bancorp Bank's terms, restrictions, and conditions, available at: https://www.thebancorp.com/support/fisgift/terms/;. This Reward Card is not redeemable for cash. This promotion is not sponsored by or endorsed by The Bancorp Bank or Visa.