• Claim your Energy Independence and Save Money Doing It


    Going solar is about as American as it gets. The United States was founded by immigrants who worked hard to claim their place in the world and ultimately gain independence from overbearing monarchies and governments. 

    Independence is a fundamentally American virtue. Not wanting to be controlled, manipulated, or taken advantage of by any entity - government or not. Americans believe in hard work and self-reliance. Many don’t look kindly on handouts of any kind. 

    This is why it’s a huge shame that so many Americans are sleeping on solar energy. It’s truly one of the most independent and American things you can get. Many people associate solar energy with environmentalism or as a ‘hippie’ thing to get. 

    Not true. In fact, we can name five great reasons to go solar. And none of them are to do with environmentalism or going green. These are simple, solid reasons to get solar. You might even be surprised by a few. Let’s get into the list: 


    1. Reduce or Eliminate your Electric Bill: Some say the rent is too damn high. We think the electricity is! Utilities like SDG&E are consistently raising rates every year. This is a fact of life and isn’t going to change.

      The only thing you can do to stop this is get solar! Going solar will either lower or completely eliminate your electricity bill. Stop relying on a utility company who doesn’t have your back and claim your independence. In fact, due to grid issues, most utilities welcome solar as a way to diversify their electricity mix.

    2. Save Money on Taxes: There are some nifty tax advantages when you go solar. Keep in mind the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit means (which only lasts for one more year) will save you serious money on your tax bill. Think about it - a $20,000 solar installation equals $5,200 in tax savings.

    This can even be rolled on to the subsequent year if you don’t have enough of a tax liability. In fact, this tax credit works even if you pay in cash or get solar via financing. What a deal indeed! But remember, it’s gone in 2023, so take it while it’s going.

    1. Combine Solar with a Battery and Electric Car: This option means total energy independence and freedom. Some of our customers did this years ago and have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars in gas and electricity bills. While some people view electric cars as subpar - they’re not. 

    Companies such as Ford are putting out the electric Ford F-150 lightning. Times are changing, and ‘green’ vehicles are no longer just a simple Prius. We install solar battery backup and vehicle chargers. If you need help with the process - Stellar Solar is the option.

    1. Never Fear Blackouts Again: Believe it or not, grid outages are the new normal and you’ll start to see them more and more as time goes by. Getting a solar battery backup with your solar will allow you to assert total energy independence. Plus, you can also offset Time-Of-Use charges which means that you won’t be consuming power during peak (expensive) times.

      Whatever the reason: you want to keep your home powered during grid outages, or you want to power your electric vehicle - installing solar battery backup is a fantastic solution. Plus, you’ll be energy independent and a master of your own destiny. In today’s changing world, being sure that you have access to constant energy is crucial. You never know when there will be a grid outage or even cyber attack on the grid from nefarious sources.

    2. Increase your Home Value: Imagine this, you’re a prospective homebuyer and you see a house for sale that has solar panels, a home battery, and is energy efficient. This means a smart buyer like you won’t have to worry about electricity bills. You can be energy independent without even trying!

      Do you get the picture? Solar installations increase home value. If you go solar, you save money immediately while also covering yourself in the long-term if you ever want to skip town and sell. That is energy independence done correctly! 


    What do you think about these reasons for going solar? Are you sold yet? Keep in mind - you don’t need to be ‘wealthy’ to go solar these days. There are many financing options available and you would still be eligible for the tax credit regardless. 

    Our company has installed tens of thousands of residential and commercial solar installations across America. We’ve done it all, from compact home solar installations, to ground mounts, to massive commercial solar installations for world famous clients. We have earned a strong reputation as a capable commercial solar installation company. 

    We have completed huge installations for national brands including US Foods, The Salk Institute, the US Air Force, and Cedars-Sinai hospital. We have installed solar on churches, hospitals, warehouses, schools, government buildings, auto dealerships, and many more. We are a capable titan in the solar world and we are proud to say it. 

    If you have a desire to install solar panels, we can make it happen for you. Stellar Solar has been around since 1998.  Since then we've established ourselves as one of America’s best rated installers, having installed on over 14,000+ rooftops across the great nation. Feel free to ask around - we are consistently voted “Best Solar Company” by readers polls while also maintaining a massive quantity of positive reviews online. Feel free to check us out on websites such as Yelp! 

    We’ve covered that solar is an excellent financial option for anyone who has the space. Plus, it’s also a great way to use clean, green, renewable energy. There’s nothing hippie about that. On top of this, you’re actually lessening demand on the utility grid. Everyone from the utility, to your wallet, to even ‘mother earth’ is happy! Take the first step towards energy independence by calling us for a free solar site evaluation today. 


  • About the Author

    Michael Powers


    Michael is one of the founding partners of Stellar Solar. In 2001, he helped launch The Home Depot’s national solar energy program which is now offering home solar through hundreds of stores in nearly a dozen states. He is a writer and marketing professional with over 30 years’ experience in the fields of energy, market intelligence and leadership training. He currently serves as treasurer and board member of Global Energy Network Institute (GENI), a San Diego-based non-governmental organization that advocates linking renewable energy resources around the world using electricity transmission.