Things to Consider When Purchasing a Solar System in San Antonio

1. To qualify for the full rebate, make sure the solar installer is listed on the CPS Energy List of registered solar contractors.
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2. You can obtain a $.10 increase on the rebate if you buy locally made inverters
(Kaco) and solar panels (Mission Solar).
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3. Your system should be between $3.10-$4.00 per Watt. Anything higher than
that is not a good deal and will not qualify to receive the CPS Energy rebate.
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4. You have the right to cancel your purchase within 72 hours
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5. Expected savings for a typical 6 kW system is $80 per month
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6. All costs should appear on one invoice
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7. When being presented with an estimated projection of savings, make sure
that the installer presents a 2% annual increase in your utility bill for the
next 30 years. Anything above that is unrealistic.
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8. When calculating the energy savings, the energy rate should be around .9-.11
cents per kWh. Anything above/below that is unrealistic.
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9. If you don’t pay taxes, check with your tax advisor as to whether or not you
can take advantage of the Federal Tax Credit.
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