5 Benefits of a Custom Solar Design

August 2, 2023

A custom solar design can be a great asset for your home. Solar energy is a great way to save money, reduce carbon emissions and provide energy security for your home. There are numerous benefits and Enact can help you go solar fast.

You want the right solar system for your home, one that meets your energy needs. Enact specializes in creating custom solar and storage systems tailored to your home. Our home energy advisors can find the right system for your home.


1. Optimal Energy Production

A solar system tailored to your needs produces as much energy as you need. A custom solar design can minimize drawing energy from the power grid. You can harness the power of the sun and provide your home with enough clean energy.

Enact doesn’t just put solar panels on your roof. Our comprehensive platform can analyze your property for shade, orientation and tilt to determine the best panel placements for your home. Enact can power your home with clean energy and help you save.

If you want to use clean energy all day, Enact can add a storage battery to your design. Batteries store unused solar energy for later use, like at night. Unused energy has to be sent to the grid — batteries let you keep your clean, low-cost energy.

2. Cost Savings

A custom solar design can provide greater utility savings. Enact designs solar systems that optimally provide energy for your needs. This reduces your dependence on the power grid and lowers your utility bills. Enact creates solar and storage systems just for your home, meaning it’s never too big or too small. Enact will never oversize your system.

Solar panels harness the free energy from the sun, every day, to provide clean energy. This clean energy is not dependent on non-renewable sources. Even better — solar panels create cheaper energy.

It might seem counterintuitive to buy an extra battery, but storage batteries often shorten your payback period. Storage batteries help you save because they let you use your clean, low-cost energy all day long. Without a storage battery, you need to use power from the electrical grid — which is reflected on your utility bill.

3. Increased Property Value

A solar energy system can increase the property value of your home. Solar systems are especially valuable if they optimally serve your home. 

For every $1 you save on electricity, your home can increase in value by $20. Zillow Group found solar homes sold for 4.1% more than comparable homes in a 2019 national study. This can translate to a $9,274 premium.

There is a significant consumer segment that looks for sustainable homes. The U.S. Department of Energy found home buyers in six of eight states surveyed were willing to pay up to $15,000 more for a solar home. 

Zillow reported 67% of home buyers think energy efficiency is very or extremely important in 2021. The next year, Zillow found “eco-friendly features” helps homes sell up to ten days faster.

This increased demand is due to sustainable lifestyles and the possibility of saving significant money.

4. Environmental Sustainability

Finding the perfect system that meets your needs is more sustainable. You can use just as much solar panels as you need to power your home. Solar panels harness the sun’s bountiful rays to create clean energy with no carbon emissions.

If your system is too small, you need to rely on the power grid. Utility companies rely on non-renewable energy sources that pollute our environment with carbon emissions. If your system is too large, you’re using additional resources you don’t need.

An Enact-designed solar and storage system helps you go green and lower your carbon footprint. Enact cares about sustainability and your solar journey.

5. Energy Independence & Security

A solar energy system can power your home and lifestyle. This reduces your need for electricity from the power grid. Not only are you powering your home with clean energy, but saving money on utility bills and providing power for your home.

When paired with a proper storage battery, you can power your home day and night. Storage batteries can power your home during cloudy days or at night. Solar panels can also power your home during a power outage, due to storms or accidents.

During Hurricanes Fiona and Ian, and during Hurricane Irma, solar and storage has kept communities safe and powered during blackouts. A custom solar design can let homeowners keep their food protected, their phones charged and their AC or heat running.


Other great solar incentives

There are numerous ways solar energy can benefit your home and lifestyle. A custom solar energy system can help you save thousands of dollars on utility bills — and help you live a more sustainable life.

Beyond its benefits, solar is also incredibly accessible to many homeowners. The U.S. federal government offers the Investment Tax Credit incentive which helps keep the cost of solar low. The Solar ITC is offered to both residential properties and businesses.

The ITC lets homeowners, who purchase an eligible solar energy system, to deduct 30% of the installation cost from their federal taxes. The 30% deduction will be available until 203, before it lowers significantly. The tax credit has no cap and offers a dollar-for-dollar reduction on the amount of income tax a homeowner would otherwise owe the IRS.

According to the Department of Energy, the tax savings can reach $7,500 on an average solar installation. EnergySage Marketplace says its average shopper can save nearly $6,150 on cost because of the ITC.


How Enact can help you go solar

Enact is in the business of solar. Our home energy advisors have designed thousands of custom solar systems for homeowners across the U.S. Unlike traditional installers, Enact customers have access to almost every product on the market — from Tesla to Jinko Solar and more.

After creating a custom design that you like, Enact is present in every step of the process. We even have a solar monitoring app. We are able to leverage our trusted network to inspect, install and get proper approval and permitting.

The average Enact customer can get a solar and storage system in around ten weeks — or a little over two months. Get started and schedule a free consultation — you will get a free custom quote tailored to your home.

Get solar fast, through Enact

Take the solar plunge and schedule a free consultation today. All we need is some basic contact information about your home.. Based on your information, our home energy advisors can create a custom design quote for you to discuss during your consultation.

Based on your feedback, we can quickly change the design to meet your wants and future needs. The best part, you don’t have to agree to anything right away and if any unexpected changes occur before installation.

Homeowners can go solar in ten weeks with a personalized system that can save them thousands. If you want to get started or have any questions, schedule a consultation with our experts here.

There are numerous benefits to a custom solar proposal. Custom solar designs offer cost-effective, high quality systems for sustainable homeowners.


Written by David Bartle, content marketing associate

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