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Gift Yourself This Holiday Season with a SunPower Solar System

Gift Yourself This Holiday Season with a SunPower Solar System

The holidays have arrived, which means so has higher energy consumption.

Though energy use is typically highest during the peak months of summer, December is the next biggest culprit for pulling sneaky amounts of energy. Light shows, electric heat, and holiday gatherings can cause much higher electric bills that will take a bite out of your wallet. For many, the holidays are one of the most exciting times of the year. From seasonal decorations to cozying up by the fire, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the season. But most of these holiday traditions don’t exactly help with your electric bill. (With a SunPower Solar System you won’t worry about going overboard with Christmas lights — turn them on! Cook and bake to your heart’s desire. Turn up the heat!)

By nature, energy bills are higher when demand is higher. With most neighbors spending an extra week or two at home using energy in the cold, utilities in your community have to work a little harder to keep your spirits bright. And speaking of nature, then comes the winter weather. The holidays are an exciting time, but they also usher in the extreme weather of the winter months. Even states with relatively mild climates can face unexpectedly brutal winter storms. Strong winter storms can abruptly shut down most of a state's power grid for days at a time, prompting devastating rolling blackouts.

Outages and blackouts are on homeowners' minds. SunPower recently conducted a nationwide survey of 1,500 homeowners and found that people in 2 of every 5 households worry about power outages on a monthly basis. Of those considering solar, 70% said they plan to include a battery energy storage system.

Those homeowners naturally find solar storage solutions like SunPower’s SunVault storage system very attractive. Homes with a SunPower Solar System can use a battery to keep the lights on and necessary appliances running when other homes grind to a halt. Solar-powered homes also help reduce strain on the grid during extreme weather events such as heatwaves.

Reliable solar power brings peace of mind, but it also brings savings. Electricity rates are rising across the U.S. and generating clean, free energy on your own roof helps reduce your need for expensive grid power and can and lower your electricity bills. With SunPower panels – the most efficient on the market – you can generate more power and greater savings. A SunPower solar system’s monthly payment will much lower than your current electric bill today.

While SunVault is handy in a blackout, it can also add to the day-to-day savings homeowners see with a SunPower system. That's because a SunVault system allows you to store solar energy during the day and use it at night. In addition, excess energy that is generated beyond what you use or store in your solar battery can, in many regions of the U.S., help you offset your electric bill through net metering.

Homeowners also need long-term assurance that their investment in solar will weather storms and the usual wear and tear of time. SunPower does that. Our Complete Confidence Warranty is considered the best in the solar industry. Part of the reason is that SunPower systems are designed and warranted by one company, so there's no confusion about who will take care of you going forward. And as the only company with 37+ years of dedicated solar experience, SunPower has proven it takes care of its customers.

By now you have most likely received your electrical bill after National Grid and Eversource increased their utility rates. Massachusetts electricity customers got a steep increase in their winter bills. The typical residential electric customer has seen a 75-100% increase in their monthly bill this winter. Consumers have been utterly shocked when they open up their utility bill.  If you’re one of those people, adding solar panels to your house and seeing your net electricity usage drop to zero (or even negative) on your utility bill is a pretty amazing thing! Adding Solar Panels to your home is the best way to protect yourself from soaring utility rates.

Homeowners can gift themselves with the confidence to handle anything Mother Nature or the utility companies send their way. You can save money this holiday season when you get a SunPower Equinox solar system. SunPower’s Design Studio makes it easy for homeowners to lay out their own system, showing them how many solar panels will fit and the best places for them to go.

Want in? Fill out our online form for an estimate or reserve a virtual appointment with a Viridis Energy SunPower solar expert to discuss how solar power could upgrade your home’s efficiency. It will be one of the most stress-free things you do this holiday season.

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