Stellar Solar CEO Kent Harle: Why SDG&E Rate Hikes Make Solar & Battery Storage Essential

We bring you a special message from Kent Harle, the CEO of Stellar Solar:

I’m Kent Harle, CEO of Stellar Solar. 

The utilities are making billions in profits, at your expense. 

This presents a major problem for homeowners, with 10% annual rate heights projected for the foreseeable future. 

San Diego’s best solar company can help solve that problem with solar and battery storage. 

Take control. Get a quote today. 

You can watch the full YouTube video or read on to see how solar & battery storage are the key to taking control of your financial freedom. 

Solar Panels and Battery Storage in San Diego

Here’s how solar panels and battery storage can help you fight back:

  • Generate Your Own Electricity: Installing solar panels on your roof harnesses the 266 days of average sunlight in San Diego. By generating your own electricity, you reduce your reliance on SDG&E and offset high utility bills that keep on rising.
  • Store Excess Energy: Pair your solar panels with battery storage systems to store excess energy generated during the day. This stored electricity can be used during peak demand periods or when the sun isn’t shining, allowing you to avoid expensive peak-hour charges.
  • Optimize Energy Usage: If you strategically manage your energy consumption and storage, you can minimize your overall utility costs. If you have a battery, you can use your stored energy during peak hours when SDG&E rates are highest.
  • Increase Energy Security: By generating and storing your own electricity, you become less reliant on SDG&E and the volatile utility market. Solar and battery storage systems provide a reliable source of power, even during grid outages or emergencies which are becoming more common.
  • Environmental Balance: Investing in solar panels and battery storage not only saves you money on your energy bills, but also reduces your carbon footprint and contributes to a cleaner environment for future generations. Plus, you’re also helping to balance and diversify the local energy grid.

Living on Solar Energy in San Diego

One of our customers, the Norby family, installed solar with us in 2007! Here is what Peder Norby has to say about the milestones of getting solar and battery storage:

“Each January, a new milestone…😎

In 2007, 14 years ago, we decided to make our own electricity. 

In 2007, 14 years ago, we decided to make our own “gasoline.”

Our family savings (not buying gas or electricity) now tops $100k and keeps growing by several thousand dollars each year.

It’s ruggedly self-reliant, financially beneficial, extremely conservative, and very helpful to the health of our cities and our neighbors.

You can live and drive on sunshine…😎 

Thank you Stellar Solar!”

For the family, this is a reality they’ve been living in since 2007. After investing in a solar system, home battery, and electric vehicles, they’ve achieved an amazing goal: Zero Net Energy.

Their journey began with the installation of a solar system from Stellar Solar. This decision would lead to over $100,000+ in savings, and total energy independence. With no gas or electricity bills for 17 years, the Norby family has been reaping the compound benefits.

But how does it work? It’s a three-prong solution: harnessing the power of the sun with solar panels, storing excess energy in a home battery, and driving electric vehicles. Peder and his family have eliminated their reliance on traditional energy sources and are immune to SDG&E rate increases.

Their strategy is simple yet effective: consume energy generated by their solar system, use stored energy from their battery during off-peak hours, and sell excess energy back to the grid. This not only saves them money, but also benefits the utility by reducing net energy demand during peak hours.

What’s even more remarkable is that achieving “Zero Net Energy” doesn’t require a large upfront investment. Many homeowners finance their solar systems with loans and still qualify for federal tax credits, making renewable energy more accessible than ever before.

A tax credit reduces the amount of income tax you owe, dollar for dollar. For instance, claiming a $1,000 federal tax credit reduces your income taxes by $1,000. The federal solar tax credit, also known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), allows taxpayers to claim a percentage of their new solar system’s cost on their income taxes. Currently, the ITC can cover up to 30% of the cost of a system in 2024.

The Norby family’s story is just one example of how homeowners can take control of their energy future and save thousands of dollars in the process. By embracing the solar trifecta, they can unlock a lifetime of savings and contribute to a more sustainable future for generations to come.

Solar Battery Backup in San Diego

Safeguard your home against power outages and skyrocketing electricity bills: we are your premier choice for solar battery backup installations in San Diego and Orange County. With over 3,000 successful solar battery installations under our belt, we are the most experienced provider for self-consumption and emergency backup solutions in the area.

We understand the importance of reliable energy access, especially in times of need. That’s why we offer a range of top-of-the-line battery options, including Tesla Powerwall and Enphase batteries. Whether you’re looking to offset Time-Of-Use charges through self-consumption or protect your home from rolling blackouts, our solar battery systems have you covered.

Our team can work with you to customize a solution that fits your needs and budget. Whether you’re adding battery backup to an existing solar system, or installing solar and battery together, we can help every step of the way. Plus, with our quick, easy, and no-pressure quoting process, getting started has never been easier.

Services Offered:

  • Residential Solar
  • Commercial Solar
  • Battery Storage
  • EV Connectivity

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Proudly serving all of San Diego & Orange Counties

Don’t let power outages or rising energy costs leave you in the dark. Contact Stellar Solar today to Electrify Your Life with reliable solar panels and battery backup solutions.