Hi, I’m Lisa E. Papp, Independent Solar Energy Consultant with Powur, PBC. I love everything about solar and have worked in the industry since 2015. I am truly passionate about helping as many people as possible experience the benefits of solar power.
Lisa E. Papp
First of all, I’m a homeowner with solar. My husband, Jim, and I added a solar energy system to our Washington state home in January 2016 and we couldn’t be happier with our cleaner energy choice and with the money we’re saving. That’s a photo of our actual “before and after solar” electricity bills above.
Maybe solar power seems overly complicated or technical, too expensive, or too “alternative”. Actually, solar is very mainstream, having been in use since the 1970s, is affordable, and is a great investment. It can take a lot of time to do research, get bids from various solar installers, check references, learn about financing options, and many more details. Your time is valuable and the process could be simplified. That’s where I and our residential solar partners can help. We’ve done the research for you. We’ve chosen the best local and regional solar installers. We have financing options, some of which are $0 down solar loans that start at 1.49% interest. And we take the time to answer all your questions and make the process simple for you.
Even in the sometimes rainy and overcast Pacific Northwest, we generated more electricity from our home solar system since 2016 than we have used. In addition to receiving a 30% Federal Tax Credit, Washington state offers solar incentives. We received over $2,000* from these WA state incentives in 2016 and over $3,500* in 2017. Washington state also has net metering through Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and other utility companies in the state which means that it is even more affordable to go solar. All states are different in the incentives they offer or don’t offer.
*Note: This is one example of WA State solar incentives.
The U.S. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) when you add solar on your home is an incredible savings on the total cost of your system! The current ITC is 26% for homeowners who install solar power in 2020. On our $26,000 total system cost, we were able to claim $7,800 (at the previous 30% ITC amount) of that system cost on our federal tax return the year after our system was installed. If you don’t have a large annual tax liability, you are able to spread this tax credit out over five years of federal tax returns. Now is a great time to go solar to take advantage of the tax credit and save money on your solar power system and on your expensive heating and cooling costs. If you wait to install solar until 2021, the ITC drops to 22% and then ends in 2022.
I am excited to answer your questions and help you learn if solar is right for you. For residential solar, My team and I currently work in these U.S. states: California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington D.C..
Please call me, Lisa Papp, at (206) 335-1278 (Pacific time) or email me to start the conversation. Thank you!