As a homeowner, you should continually look for ways to add value to your home. While most people are familiar with the value that can be added from remodeling or adding on to a house, one way to add value that is often overlooked is installing solar panels. Why would you want to install solar panels in your home?
One reason that you may want to install solar panels is because it can save you quite a bit of money. Using solar saves money because it eliminates the need to buy electricity from the traditional power grid. Read the rest of this entry »
9:18 a.m. PDT, July 7, 2011
It may just be the biggest no-brainer of all time. Installing solar panels on your home not only is free these days, it’ll save you quite a bit over the next couple of decades.
A 30% tax credit, courtesy of the Federal Government, and a state-wide rebate together are allowing homeowners a chance of a life time.
“Right now to get solar they spend zero dollars,” boasted Kirk Hammersmith, a solar consultant with Paramount Energy Solutions.
No wonder the state saw a 47% increase in residential solar in 2010 from the previous year.
“We are able to reassign the tax credit along with the rebate and give those to the customers immediately,” acknowledged Hammersmith. “There is no property value requirements, no income requirements, they only have to have decent credit.”
For example, a customer who pays $195 per month for his energy bill can instead put zero down, have the panels professionally installed, then pay only $110 per month over a 20-year lease. His energy bill will be reduced to $79 which means he is saving $6 per month. Not a huge savings, but spread out over the length of the lease, taking into consideration the rising cost of energy, and the total savings is close to $10,000.
If you really want a return on your investment you can put some money down first which lowers a homeowners monthly lease payment and greatly increases the amount saved at the end of the 20 years. “We can’t make this stuff up,” commented Hammersmith. “There is no better time to do this than right now.”
We recently sailed passed a 1000 happy green solar customers the first quarter of 2011! Congrats to the clean energy heroes at Paramount Energy Solutions, they passed this milestone in less than 2 years, which is a huge feat! The explosive growth further strengthens our solar division’s position in the residential solar market, and with ally SolarCity® at the ready – we’re set to double the growth this year!
Paramount Energy started with just 7 employees in late 2009 and now employs 28 people in Roseville, CA and serves customers in California, Oregon, Arizona and Colorado. Homeowners who purchase solar from Paramount Energy are able to enjoy the benefits of solar for as little as $0/down through the innovative SolarLease® program. By providing an all-in-one solution, which includes design, install, financing and monitoring, homeowners now don’t need to invest heavily upfront to receive the benefits of clean energy.
Last July, we started up our solar division, Paramount Energy Solutions. Our goal was to help homeowners make the switch to renewable solar power and save money on their utility costs. One year later, we are now the ONLY solar provider in the areas we serve to have installed solar on their own roof! Not only have we made an investment in the health of the environment, but by utilizing solar energy, it saves us a significant amount on our utility costs each month!
Check out the aerial photos shot by one of our solar specialists below. Earlier this this year we also had our headquarters certified as a Wildlife Habitat.
Hey Rocklin, did you know that Paramount Energy along with it’s partner SolarCity claim 1 out of 3 homes in Rocklin going solar?! We’re at the top of the list out of 50 solar companies in the area! We’re eager to help more homeowners in Rocklin make the switch to clean green renewable energy – give us a ring and we’ll help you go green and help you save some green!
Let the SUN power your next fundraising event. With Paramount Energy’s SUNraising program we can help your non-profit organization raise money while making a positive impact on the environment.
According to the CA Solar Initiative, residential solar installations are growing over 30% a year. That’s a lot of households going solar! Our fundraising solution taps into this ever growing market. Paramount Energy Solutions, along with our partner, SolarCity®, allows families to go solar for $0 down and start saving money in the first month of service while providing much needed funding for their school or charity.
In Northern California, it’s not uncommon to spot wild turkeys wandering past the windows, or see a bluebird alight gently onto the perch of his birdhouse. On a daily basis, we hear the quack-quack of mallard ducks as they fly overhead, and hear the splash as they land in the stream flowing through a grassy meadow. In springtime, we are serenaded by the sunshine-infused cheers of a chorus of songbirds.
If this sounds more like a habitat refuge to you than a corporate headquarters, you’re right.
Last fall, Paramount Equity’s executives spent 8 days in Mali, Africa helping to build a schoolhouse. Customers, employees and friends raised $37,000 for buildOn, an organization which builds schools in developing countries.
“As the father of three young children I believe all kids should receive a basic education to help them rise above poverty,” said Hayes Barnard, president of Paramount Equity. “I’m elated that my co-workers and our customers share the sentiment and am so proud of our team for taking part in this incredible effort to help the world’s youth. I encourage everyone to be a good global citizen and help others any way they can.”
Here is a short video with photos and film clips from the trip:
At Paramount Equity, our team shares a powerful entrepreneurial spirit. We take great pride in bringing innovative solutions to the communities we serve in order to deliver savings made simple.
Paramount Equity was able to give us the complete package-refinance, solar and lowered our insurance rates. The entire transaction took under two weeks. Paramount Equity has staff that is very knowledgeable in all areas, insurance, mortgage and solar and they made it very easy for us. I would recommend them to all of my friends.