Installing Solar? Here’s How You Can Save Money
By Julia Roether
According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank, 54% of West Coast homeowners are considering putting solar panels on their rooftops.
For Southern California Edison customers thinking about installing solar panels, there’s a new tool that can make the process easier and save them money. A solar section has been added to the SCE Marketplace.
“At SCE, we believe our customers should be able to benefit from solar and other renewable energy sources,” said Jessica Lim, SCE’s principal manager of Product Management. “We support customer choice and our customers who install solar. The SCE Marketplace will help our customers make more informed decisions when it comes to installing and financing a solar rooftop system.”
Customers simply enter their address, type of residential dwelling and average monthly bill to find out if going solar makes sense. If it does, they can get cost comparisons from different solar companies and financing options, if needed. The service is free for customers.
When they use the service to install solar panels, customers will receive a $500 SCE Marketplace discount. Additionally, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, they can potentially save up to 30% on the total cost of a rooftop solar system by having multiple companies compete for their business. The service also shields customers from high-pressure sales tactics, a common customer complaint.
How It Works:
Making the Decision
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SCE plans to launch a similar energy storage service this spring. When the energy storage section of the marketplace launches, customers will be able to explore both standalone energy storage options and solar plus energy storage options.
The solar section of the SCE Marketplace supports SCE’s vision for achieving a clean energy future. SCE recently released Pathway 2045, a blueprint for reaching California’s ambitious greenhouse gas reduction and carbon neutrality goals.