Case Study

Solar Panel Installation

Robert & Patti

Petaluma, CA

Just down the road from our office, Robert and Patti made the switch to renewable energy. It was time for them to reduce their monthly electric bills as well as their carbon footprint. Simply Solar provided them with a customized 18 panel, 5.58kW solar panel system that meets 94% of their electricity needs. Their solar roofing installation is estimated to save them roughly $110,000 over the next 25 years as electricity rates continue to rise. As rates continue to rise, Robert & Patti will continue generating the majority of their electricity needs from renewable energy for an estimate 30+ years with their solar system.
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System Specifics

PV Solar
Silfab 310W Mono SLA-M Black
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5.58 kW
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System Production

Robert & Patti’s solar panel system has offset their electricity bills and reliance on fossil fuels by 94%. They saw immediate financial savings and an instant carbon reduction.

Cost Summary

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Potential Tax Credit: 
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Electrical Production

8,223 kWh per year
This is the equivalent to 14,465 miles driven by an average passenger vehicle!
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Solar Installation Incentives

Solar provides a number of great benefits to homeowners and business owners alike. Some of the benefits of solar include financial savings, a reduction in your carbon footprint and less reliance on utility companies. The federal government currently has tax credit incentives that are making solar roofing installations more affordable. Another awesome solar incentive is a program offered by PG&E and some other utility companies that allow the selling and buying of energy. This program is often referred to as NEM (Net Energy Metering).
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Increased Property Value

Solar roofing installation also increases a home or business’s property value immediately. Solar panel systems will often increase the property value more than the system was originally worth. Most systems will increase the value by $6,000 times the system’s size. For Robert and Patti, this could mean close to $35,000 in increased property value while they purchased the system at below $15,000 net cost!
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Modern contemporary house with row of solar panels on the roof
Roof of a house with solar panels

Savings Summary

Most homeowners are skeptical of solar at the beginning but oftentimes they are not fully aware of all the potential savings; not only the current savings offered but the future savings as electricity rates continue to rise each year. Over the lifetime of a solar system, homeowners see substantial savings and create a cleaner environment for them and generations to come.
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The Simply Solar Guarantee

In addition to our 25-year product warranties, we're proud to be the ONLY solar company that stands
behind our work with an unmatched guarantee, which includes:

25 Year Workmanship Warranty

For a period of 25 years, we stand by not only the work we've done at your home, but also any potential damages caused by the work we've done.

"Power Performance" Promise

Your new solar system will perform at 90% or better of the quoted production, or we will cover any additional cost incurred on your electric bill for the entire first year.

One-Time Remove & Replace

Should you require a new roof, we will remove your solar panels and install them at your home free of charge. Did we mention we also offer an in-house roofing division?

Seamless Installation

For a period of 25 years, we stand by not only the work we've done at your home, but also any potential damages caused by the work we've done.