We recently came across a new local company hoping to bring solar power to homes and businesses across Louisville. RegenEn Solar sells and installs photovoltaic cells that can pay for themselves in a matter of years. By harnessing the most plentiful renewable energy source available—the sun, solar panels can be used to power just about anything from your television to the blender or can replace a gas-guzzling hot water heater.
Louisville is in desperate need of RegenEn Solar, too. According to the Brookings Institution, Louisville ranks 98th out of 100 metro areas for carbon footprints. That means you individually emitted 1.318 metric tons of carbon last year. With generous tax incentives on the state and Federal level for installing photovoltaic systems and declining costs, we could change that statistic as rapidly as you can say Possibility City. Solar power is more affordable than ever and a solar panel system can last forever with very little maintenance. A typical residential installation can save over $4,000 from rebates and the unit would pay for itself a few years later. After that, it’s all free energy.
As you soak up the sun, a new solar panel system can actually give you that rare joy of watching your electric meter spin backwards as you sell excess power back to LG & E. After the recent wind and ice storms, it sure would be nice to have the utility paying us for electricity rather than the other way around. And you don’t have to worry about drawing your electricity from those coal fired power plants, either. What RegenEn Solar offers, really, is your ticket to energy independence, all done locally. The solar-power trend isn’t just about going ‘green.’ It’s also a great investment for your property. Business 2.0 magazine sums it up nicely:
New tax credits and rebates are making solar-powered conversions as smart as redoing your kitchen. Before you drop $40,000 or more on a new kitchen or master bath, consider the newcomer on the renovation block: a rooftop solar-power system that not only will lower your overhead costs and insulate you from a volatile energy market but will likely add just as much to your home value over the long haul. A study in Appraisal Journal found that for every utility-bill dollar saved annually because of an improvement, you gain $10 to $20 in property value. So if you can zero out a $1,000 annual electric tab by installing solar, you’ll get back $10,000 to $20,000 in home value.
And to sweeten the deal even more, RegenEn Solar will set aside 2 percent of gross revenue along with external fundraising to help pay for a solar panel system for Louisville’s disadvantaged. Their philanthropic arm also aims to expand solar outreach programs to disadvantaged communities across the globe to bring clean, renewable solar energy to help solve global “green” issues.
If you’re interested in solar technology for your home or business, you should definitely get in touch with RegenEn Solar. They can help you choose the right photovoltaic system for your application and guide you through government tax credits to save you even more green. We put a green button on the top of the page that will take you to RegenEn Solar’s website where you can learn about solar panels and follow the Keep Louisville Green blog that’s full of information on environmental issues locally and abroad. RegenEn Solar is creating the “green” jobs of the new economy today right here in Louisville and training a workforce knowledgeable in cutting edge technologies. This is exactly the kind of business and product that will help Louisville excel in the 21st century.
- RegenEn Solar (Official Site)