New Braunfels TX Solar Installations. Abundant Solar Will Help You On Your Journey to Reliable Solar Power for $0 Down & 100% Financing Options.
New Braunfels Solar
Abundant Solar in Kyle, Texas should be your go to destination for solar power installations in the city of New Braunfels. Why? Because we know solar in New Braunfels, including working with the 3 utilities that supply electricity to the city. Read on to learn more.
The New Braunfels Solar Story
Basically, New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) has the lions share as the electrical utility provider in New Braunfels.
Depending on if you're northwest or southeast of town will determine which utility provider is supplying you. There are a total of three electrical providers for the New Braunfels immediate area.
Since NBU services the center of New Braunfels, many people have this as their electrical provider. NBU assesses a surcharge of $1.37 per kW of the system size installed.
For example, a typical 5kW system installed on your home or small business may have a monthly surcharge of $6.85. Additionally, there is an annual $100 inspection fee.
What Happens When You Generate More Electricity Than You Use?
Currently, NBU will bank excess generation and apply the banked kWh on subsequent monthly bills. According to their website, if this billing practice changes, customers will be notified.
What Is The Minimum Bill An NBU Customer Would Pay With Solar Installed?
The residential minimum bill is a combination of the monthly customer charge, plus the monthly delivery point charge. Currently, these are $15 and $1.37 per kW of installed capacity respectively.
Using our previous example of a 5kW installed system, we would incur a minimum bill of $15 plus $6.85 which equals $21.85 monthly.
This also would mean that the 5kW system capacity used in our example would be enough to cover your electricity used for your residence during the month.
Many systems need to be larger to accomplish this. We help you figure out exactly what you need to have for installed capacity to effectively reduce your bill to its minimum.
How Many Meters Will I Need?
NBU uses a meter that measures energy generated from your installed solar and one to measure consumption of energy used at your site.
Your bill with be tallied by what is the difference between the two meters installed. In short, energy consumption minus energy generation equals bill total.
Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC)
If you're northwest of town, you may have Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC). PEC is a member owned coop and provides service to many customers in the New Braunfels area.
Net Metering With PEC
PEC has a net metering program. This service requires the member to have an effective agreement in place for interconnection.
Service on this plan will be through a single meter. The meter uses two registers that measure delivered energy from PEC to the member and received energy from the member to PEC.
Basically net metering works like this. The total energy delivered to a member from PEC minus the total surplus energy received by PEC during the same billing cycle from the DG system overproduction. You as a member are given a credit based on received energy.
Net Energy is determined on a monthly basis. Therefore, net energy is calculated by subtracting the received energy from the delivered energy.
The rate at which net metering is applied, is based off of current rates in PEC's Section 600 Interconnection Policy found in their Tariff. This tariff applies to all rates in residential and small business.
Frankly speaking, you would need a rather large system installed to produce more energy than your home consumes during each billing cycle.
As a result, feel free to schedule a consultation with us and we can run the calculations for you. This would enable you to better understand your options.
You may even choose to net meter or perhaps save your extra generation as backup power storage. This is a great option for those unexpected power outages.
Above all, your decision to net meter or store extra energy comes down to what's most important to your situation.
In conclusion for PEC customers, it's best to call us or fill out our quick form so we can best serve you. We'll get you the pricing, financing and options that best suit you and your family.
Guadalupe Valley Electric Coop (GVEC)
If you're southwest of town, you may have Guadalupe Valley Electric Coop (GVEC) providing you with your electricity.
According to gvec.org, GVEC services some 3,500 square miles over 13 South Central Texas counties.
GVEC also offers an interconnection agreement so you can sell back excess energy to the coop.
New Braunfels solar panels and installations can be expensive. It really comes down to return on investment.
Problems such as some areas may not be suitable for New Braunfels solar installations. This can be due to roof design, roof pitch and roof direction. Similarly, even a roof that is in poor condition can stop a successful solar installation.
You could also have problems with trees blocking the best angle for the solar panels. You could even have your neighbors trees blocking the perfect path for solar panel installation.
Another issue can be New Braunfels utilities for solar. Since there are a total of three different utilities, they each have their own nuances. Such as permits, interconnection, and New Braunfels solar rebates.
For instance, New Braunfels solar rebates require attention to detail. These details will either make or break your success in getting a rebate.
The Solution for New Braunfels Solar:
Your best solution is getting all the facts before you proceed. In this light, you will be able to make an informed decision and know up front risks versus rewards.
Above all, this is an important decision. Your peace of mind in knowing that you did your homework first, will mean everything to you and your family going forward.
Many people have done this with Abundant Solar over the years. We have the experience, knowhow and facts to share with you on your journey.
As an electrical contractor with an active Texas Electrical Contractors License, we can help you overcome any obstacles. Having licensed electricians is an essential part of your New Braunfels solar installation.
We only use UL Listed solar panels and solar inverters. We know and understand the individual requirements of each utility to keep everyone safe and protected.
Learn more today. Get your questions answered. Receive an on-site consultation survey if it sounds right for you and your family. Finally, get a complete price quote that includes everything in it.
We know there are many choices of solar companies that service New Braunfels. You should at least consider a company that has been servicing New Braunfels residents for more than 25 years.
A Brief History of Power for Texans
During the past decade (including early 2011 and the great power outage of February 2021 leaving over 4.3 million people without power). Texans have endured more than it's fair share of power outages. Fundamental differences for Texans include that our power grid is largely separate from the rest of the country.
Firstly, the state generates its own electricity and really doesn't take part in trading energy with neighboring states. This was done to avoid being subject to the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Secondly, being independent has mostly worked out for Texans. This is due to rich energy reserves of both the hydrocarbon variety and wind or solar generation.
Thirdly, and most importantly, due to population increases and a straining infrastructure, these systems have come under increasing electrical demand. Add to that poor planning leading to more catastrophic power failures with no end in sight.
More Outages and Rate Hikes Coming for Texans
It only makes sense with more demand and less supply that two things will be happening in our great Texan future. More power outages and higher prices per kilo watt hour leading to possible budget strains for your home or business. Add to that a strong possibility of getting caught in the dark with no power. This gives way to hypothermia for you and your family members.
Abundant Solar Can Get You the Peace of Mind You Deserve for Solar in New Braunfels
Fortunately, teaming up with a Kyle solar company like Abundant Solar now makes total sense and is more affordable than ever. Therefore because New Braunfels has plenty of daily sunshine, you'll have plenty of solar power to control your electric bills.
Charge an optional battery storage system and protect your home or business from dangerous power outages. These benefits also reduce your carbon footprint for many decades to come.
How to Go Solar in New Braunfels
It all starts with scheduling a free consultation. We understand solar in New Braunfels and it's unique challenges. Whether it be how your roof faces, impending trees or other obstacles and how to best optimize a system for your particular needs and situation.
Combine this with an area net energy metering program that allows you as a residential solar customer, to earn credits for the electricity that you'll be adding back to the grid.
This becomes a pros vs. cons scenario where these pros outweigh any potential downsides to going solar in New Braunfels. Again, not all utilities support net metering to a point where the over production of on site energy outweighs the associated installation and equipment costs.
Why Abundant Solar for the New Braunfels Area?
Above all, Abundant Solar for New Braunfels has over 25 years of electrical and professional solar installations in the area. We are licensed electrical contractors in Texas. We take great pride in helping our neighbors with their solar needs.
Yes, we can most likely lower your power bill and give you peace of mind including an easy to use monitoring app for your phone or other mobile device. You can learn more about us here.
Want to learn more about how solar works? Click here to see our very helpful diagram on our home page. It shows start to finish as a picture diagram (with helpful definitions) and is worth a thousand words.
Texas Solar Incentives, Rebates & Tax Credits
Right now is a great time for New Braunfels solar installations. The expiring tax credits are here now and allow savings of 26% on your solar installation in New Braunfels. For example, if your solar energy system costs $20,000, your federal solar tax credit would be $20,000 x 26%, or $5,200. That's $5,200 back in your pocket! For instance, this federal tax credit falls to 22% at the end of 2022.
Net energy metering is yet another incentive, where you get full retail credit for the amount of electricity you send back to the grid with your solar panels. Other area providers vary on this and some of them even offer rebates as well. Contact us to learn more for your particular property and provider.
Don't Get Caught in the Dark with Generac® PWRCell
After the 2021 Texas power outage, many Texans wondered how they could fare better in a future power outage. Remember that more than 4.3 million were without power during some of the coldest nights on record.
The good news is, that you can fare much better when you're using a battery storage system from Generac®. Generac's PWRCell is just the solution and can be added to your solar installation making a perfect option especially with low rate financing available to home and business owners. Learn more here.
Do You Have an Electric Vehicle?
If you are a proud owner of an electric vehicle (EV), then one of the best ways to keep your vehicle charged and ready for action, is to have your very own solar powered EV charging station. Loop has just the answer and Abundant Solar is a proud factory trained distributor for Loop EV chargers. It's super sleek and compact and comes with a real time load manager and smartphone app. Learn more about Loop EV chargers here.
Abundant Solar Journeys Start at Little to $0 Down
100% Financing Options are available. To see if this makes sense for you and your family or small business, schedule a free consultation now. Afterwards, you'll be empowered with all the information in hand to make an educated decision about going solar in New Braunfels. We'll help you through the entire process including permits and tax credits.
Get Started Today
It's easy and it's enlightening to see how much you can save. In addition, saving green and reducing emissions are at the core of solar in New Braunfels. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more.