Why Solar is a Smart Investment

Most people understand that we need to use as much renewable energy as possible. But many are a little intimidated at the idea of converting to solar. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just use a little less power around the house? Is a solar investment really worth it?


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Solar System Return on Investment

Statistically, yes, solar is a very smart investment.

  • It’s clean—And when you use SunPower panels it’s also Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver.
  • It’s renewable—The sun comes up every day. Even on cloudy days.
  • It’s efficient—SunPower panels produce more power per square foot than competitors.
  • It’s long-term—SunPower solar panels have a working life expectancy of 40 years or more.
  • It’s valuable—Having a solar system in place increases the value of your home.
  • It’s cost effective—Customers can save upwards of 50% on energy costs over the years.
  • It’s zero-down—That’s right. Lower utility bills for decades and zero down.

How’s that return on investment looking now? Pretty smart? 


Financial Options

So, exactly how big of an investment is a solar system? After a free consultation we can give you an exact number for your situation. Think of it this way: If you can afford your current energy bill, you can afford solar. Our average customer starts saving from day one and continues for decades to come.


Bonus Points

Solar power is one of the few products in the world that makes you money when you buy it. That’s smart! There’s a 30% federal solar tax credit for people who make the switch. Also smart! And not only do you save money each month, you get the satisfaction of helping to save the earth at the same time.

Smart all the way around.

Here at CST Solar, our systems are always competitively priced and custom-designed to be sensible, cost-effective investments. Our quality SunPower products and great warranties will ensure your solar investment is worth every penny.


"I just updated my solar earnings file, and noted that our system has produced in excess of the warranty by 6%, 6%, and 7% the 3 years we’ve had it. And you can’t beat the checks FROM the utility company! Best investment we’ve ever made. Thanks for the guidance on it."
- Michelle Ummel, 2014