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Residential Solar Energy Services

Serving Missouri & Northwest Arkansas

At Solera Energy, we are committed to bringing clean, renewable energy to homeowners throughout Missouri and Northwest Arkansas. For the past 12 years, we have completed more solar panel installations than all other companies in the area combined, and this is only the beginning.

Our team thrives on creating positive change in the lives of our customers and our community by allowing homeowners the opportunity to efficiently and affordably own their power. We believe that helping you tap into clean, renewable solar energy to power your home will not only offer an incredible return on investment, but also lead to a brighter future for everyone you love.

Interested in reducing your Missouri or Northwest Arkansas area home’s carbon footprint through solar energy? Call our team at (866) 346-2009 or schedule your free consultation online today!

Get Started With Solera Energy Today

Why Go Solar?

If you’re thinking of converting your home’s power source to clean solar energy, you are in good company. There are currently more than 1.47 million solar panels in use across the United States, helping offset over 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year—that’s like planting 1.2 billion trees! Need more reasons to go solar? Consider the following benefits as well:

  1. Solar helps the environment. We’re all leaving a carbon footprint, whether we like it or not. (Our carbon footprint is the damage done by our electricity usage, vehicle usage, and other carbon dioxide-emitting daily activities.) While it can be hard to tell just how big our individual footprint is, we know the smaller it is, the better. But we can’t just stop driving our vehicles and powering our homes, so what can we do? We can replace our traditional electricity usage with clean solar energy that’s better for the environment.

  2. It’s a solid investment. Solar can help homeowners save on their electric bills over time and in some cases save you money from day one. The same reason you invested in a home is the same reason why people invest in solar. When you own your power, YOU are in control—you can protect your family from rising utility costs and receive all the benefits of ownership. While every situation is different, Solera Energy designs each system to maximize your investment and put you in a cash flow positive situation. There are multiple routes that can help increase your ROI with solar. (Your savings opportunities will vary based on your location, available incentives, home size, power usage, and more.)

  3. Your home value will increase. There have been multiple studies that have found that homes equipped with solar-powered systems have higher property values and are going to sell more quickly than homes without a solar panel installation. Appraisers are increasingly considering solar panel installations as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar power, demand for properties with solar-powered systems is going to continue to grow.

  4. Solar panels are durable. Solar panels have no moving parts, and so are not damaged easily.  This lowers the chance for an interruption in service. All solar panels are exhaustively tested to ensure that they can withstand high winds and extreme weather conditions, such as hail and heavy snowfall. Every solar panel used by Solera Energy is guaranteed to be as strong or stronger than your roof itself. Even if something should occur that damages your solar panels, most systems come with a 25-year warranty guaranteed by the original installer, which covers serious damage to the panels, and the systems will produce power for up to 50 years!

  5. It’s more affordable than ever. The option to go solar is now available to almost everyone! With no money down, and interest rates as low as 1.49%, controlling your family’s costs and owning your power has never been easier!

If you’re ready to reduce your carbon footprint by replacing your traditional electricity source with clean, renewable solar power, contact Solera Energy at (866) 346-2009 to set up a free home assessment today!

 


Why Go Solera?

Choosing the right company to engineer your home’s unique solar panel layout and design is just as important as making the decision to go solar in the first place. Solera Energy LLC, in association with Gardner Solar, is the premier leader of solar energy in Missouri and Northwest Arkansas. The first to bring solar to the Show-Me State 12 years ago, we have provided solar to more homes in Missouri than every company in the state combined!

We Make Your Goals Our Goals

We work with our residential customers closely to understand your long-term goals, and then we handle everything from attaining the necessary permits and equipment, to engineering a unique solar panel layout catered to your energy needs, to the entire installation and conversion process, communicating with you every step of the way.

We Have the Most Highly Trained Team Around

The team at Solera Energy consists of the highly talented and knowledgeable members of the legal, accounting, investment, engineering, logistics, electrical design, real estate development, and solar technology communities. We are driven by our commitment to excellence, integrity, and attention to detail in order to consistently deliver the highest-quality solar solutions for each homeowner we serve.


How It Works

While understanding the process of converting the sun’s energy into electricity may seem like a feat best left to scientists and engineers, it’s actually quite simple. Solar panels operate by allowing photons, or tiny particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms, thus creating a flow of electricity. Your solar panels’ photovoltaic cells will then convert that electricity to direct currents, or DC electricity. Once this occurs, your home’s inverter will transform this DC charge to AC electricity, or alternating current, used to power your home. It breaks down like this:

  1. Your home’s solar panels convert sunlight to DC currents.

  2. The inverter installed on your home converts DC electricity to AC electricity.

  3. Your home uses the AC electricity that it requires to operate.

  4. Extra electricity is then credited on the grid.

Not only is solar power a clean source of energy, it is also plentiful. No matter how large your home is or how much power it requires, you will never need to worry about running out. In fact, the sun creates more energy in one hour than all of the energy consumed on our planet in an entire year!

Get started with your home’s clean, renewable solar panel installation today by calling (866) 346-2009 or scheduling your FREE consultation online!


Steps for Going Solar

Curious about the process of converting your home to clean and renewable solar power? Fortunately, at Solera Energy LLC, we make the process simple!


1. Design & engineer.

Our design department will create custom blueprints for your solar system.

2. Apply & approve.

We will apply for your net metering approval and any permits required by your city or county.

3. Install.

After approvals are received, we will work around your schedule to conveniently install your system.

4. Energize.

We will submit all final documentation to your utility provider on your behalf. The timing of this step varies, depending on your utility company.

5. Monitoring.

When your system is energized, we will assist you with setting up your system monitoring.

Contact us today for a free consultation! We will do an initial, on-site evaluation to see if your home is a good fit for solar. Then we will use our state-of-the-art solar design tool to calculate the system’s production and savings over the next 30 years to determine if you are in a cash flow positive situation. Throughout this process, we will educate you on the benefits of going solar and answer any questions you may have.

If you choose to own your power, we will start the install process. While there is no work on your end, Solera adheres to a meticulous process in order to stay in compliance with municipalities and utility companies, keeping you informed every step of the way!


Solar Financing

There are several ways to finance your home’s solar power upgrade. The most common financing techniques include:


Cash Purchase

Bank or Lender Financing

Lease

Power Purchase Agreement

Solar Services Agreement

Learn more about our flexible financing options by reaching out today and get started with your free consultation!


Solera Premium Referral Program

Not only does going solar put money in your pocket, it also pays to tell your friends! Even if your home isn’t a fit for solar, tell your friends and partner with Solera Energy in making the world, and your wallet, a greener place!

Number of Sales to Qualify | Referral Fee


1 Sale

$500

3 Sales

$750

5 Sales

$1,000

10 Sales

$1,500

Get Started With Solera Energy Today

Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Panels & Taxes

When it comes to making the positive change to renewable, clean energy to power your home, we understand there are a lot of things to consider. This is why we’ve put together some of the most common questions we receive from homeowners just like you about making the switch to solar power.

How do solar panels work?

When photons from the sun’s rays hit a solar cell inside your solar panel, they separate electrons from their atoms, causing them to flow through conductors attached to the positive and negative sides of the cell. Multiple cells make up a single solar panel, and your panels are wired together to form a powerful solar array. The direct charge (or DC) current created is then converted into the alternating current (or AC) electricity used to power your home.

What are solar panels made of?

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels consist of many solar cells. Solar cells are made of silicon constructed with a positive layer and a negative layer, which create an electric field together similar to that of a battery.

How do solar panels generate electricity?

Solar panels create DC electricity, which is when electrons flow in one direction around a circuit. While the U.S. uses alternating current (AC) electricity, primarily because it is less expensive to transmit over long distances, the DC electricity generated by solar panels can easily be converted to AC electricity with a solar converter unit.

Are there any drawbacks to solar panel installation?

While solar panels are a fantastic clean and renewable alternative to traditional electricity, they do require a significant amount of space. Some roofs are not large enough to accommodate solar panels; however, there are alternatives to installing solar panels directly on your roof.

Are there tax benefits to solar energy?

Yes! Individuals who purchase solar energy property may qualify for the residential-efficient property credit. The tax credit for individuals is 26% of the cost of solar electric property installed on the taxpayer’s residence in 2020, and 22% in 2021. The amount of claimable credit is dependent on the taxpayer’s income tax liability, but unused tax credits can be carried over to the following tax year.

Is the solar tax credit a refund?

The federal solar tax credit is a nonrefundable tax credit, which means you won’t get a tax refund for the amount of the solar tax credit that exceeds your income tax liability. However, you can carry any unused amount over to the next tax year.

How many years can I claim solar tax credit?

As long as you are the owner of your solar energy system, you are eligible for the solar investment tax credit. Even if you don’t have enough tax liability to claim the entire credit in a single year, you can roll over the remaining credits to future years for as long as the credit is in effect.

More questions? We’d love to discuss your home’s solar energy system installation and provide you with the knowledge and support you need to make the switch to solar! Give us a call at (866) 346-2009 or schedule your FREE consultation online today!

Serving Missouri & Northwest Arkansas

At Solera Energy, we are committed to bringing clean, renewable energy to homeowners throughout Missouri and Northwest Arkansas. For the past 12 years, we have completed more solar panel installations than all other companies in the area combined, and this is only the beginning.

Our team thrives on creating positive change in the lives of our customers and our community by allowing homeowners the opportunity to efficiently and affordably own their power. We believe that helping you tap into clean, renewable solar energy to power your home will not only offer an incredible return on investment, but also lead to a brighter future for everyone you love.

Interested in reducing your Missouri or Northwest Arkansas area home’s carbon footprint through solar energy? Call our team at (866) 346-2009 or schedule your free consultation online today!


Why Go Solar?

If you’re thinking of converting your home’s power source to clean solar energy, you are in good company. There are currently more than 1.47 million solar panels in use across the United States, helping offset over 70 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year—that’s like planting 1.2 billion trees! Need more reasons to go solar? Consider the following benefits as well:

  1. Solar helps the environment. We’re all leaving a carbon footprint, whether we like it or not. (Our carbon footprint is the damage done by our electricity usage, vehicle usage, and other carbon dioxide-emitting daily activities.) While it can be hard to tell just how big our individual footprint is, we know the smaller it is, the better. But we can’t just stop driving our vehicles and powering our homes, so what can we do? We can replace our traditional electricity usage with clean solar energy that’s better for the environment.

  2. It’s a solid investment. Solar can help homeowners save on their electric bills over time and in some cases save you money from day one. The same reason you invested in a home is the same reason why people invest in solar. When you own your power, YOU are in control—you can protect your family from rising utility costs and receive all the benefits of ownership. While every situation is different, Solera Energy designs each system to maximize your investment and put you in a cash flow positive situation. There are multiple routes that can help increase your ROI with solar. (Your savings opportunities will vary based on your location, available incentives, home size, power usage, and more.)

  3. Your home value will increase. There have been multiple studies that have found that homes equipped with solar-powered systems have higher property values and are going to sell more quickly than homes without a solar panel installation. Appraisers are increasingly considering solar panel installations as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar power, demand for properties with solar-powered systems is going to continue to grow.

  4. Solar panels are durable. Solar panels have no moving parts, and so are not damaged easily.  This lowers the chance for an interruption in service. All solar panels are exhaustively tested to ensure that they can withstand high winds and extreme weather conditions, such as hail and heavy snowfall. Every solar panel used by Solera Energy is guaranteed to be as strong or stronger than your roof itself. Even if something should occur that damages your solar panels, most systems come with a 25-year warranty guaranteed by the original installer, which covers serious damage to the panels, and the systems will produce power for up to 50 years!

  5. It’s more affordable than ever. The option to go solar is now available to almost everyone! With no money down, and interest rates as low as 1.49%, controlling your family’s costs and owning your power has never been easier!

If you’re ready to reduce your carbon footprint by replacing your traditional electricity source with clean, renewable solar power, contact Solera Energy at (866) 346-2009 to set up a free home assessment today!

 


Why Go Solera?

Choosing the right company to engineer your home’s unique solar panel layout and design is just as important as making the decision to go solar in the first place. Solera Energy LLC, in association with Gardner Solar, is the premier leader of solar energy in Missouri and Northwest Arkansas. The first to bring solar to the Show-Me State 12 years ago, we have provided solar to more homes in Missouri than every company in the state combined!

We Make Your Goals Our Goals

We work with our residential customers closely to understand your long-term goals, and then we handle everything from attaining the necessary permits and equipment, to engineering a unique solar panel layout catered to your energy needs, to the entire installation and conversion process, communicating with you every step of the way.

We Have the Most Highly Trained Team Around

The team at Solera Energy consists of the highly talented and knowledgeable members of the legal, accounting, investment, engineering, logistics, electrical design, real estate development, and solar technology communities. We are driven by our commitment to excellence, integrity, and attention to detail in order to consistently deliver the highest-quality solar solutions for each homeowner we serve.


How It Works

While understanding the process of converting the sun’s energy into electricity may seem like a feat best left to scientists and engineers, it’s actually quite simple. Solar panels operate by allowing photons, or tiny particles of light, to knock electrons free from atoms, thus creating a flow of electricity. Your solar panels’ photovoltaic cells will then convert that electricity to direct currents, or DC electricity. Once this occurs, your home’s inverter will transform this DC charge to AC electricity, or alternating current, used to power your home. It breaks down like this:

  1. Your home’s solar panels convert sunlight to DC currents.

  2. The inverter installed on your home converts DC electricity to AC electricity.

  3. Your home uses the AC electricity that it requires to operate.

  4. Extra electricity is then credited on the grid.

Not only is solar power a clean source of energy, it is also plentiful. No matter how large your home is or how much power it requires, you will never need to worry about running out. In fact, the sun creates more energy in one hour than all of the energy consumed on our planet in an entire year!

Get started with your home’s clean, renewable solar panel installation today by calling (866) 346-2009 or scheduling your FREE consultation online!


Steps for Going Solar

Curious about the process of converting your home to clean and renewable solar power? Fortunately, at Solera Energy LLC, we make the process simple!


1. Design & engineer.

Our design department will create custom blueprints for your solar system.

2. Apply & approve.

We will apply for your net metering approval and any permits required by your city or county.

3. Install.

After approvals are received, we will work around your schedule to conveniently install your system.

4. Energize.

We will submit all final documentation to your utility provider on your behalf. The timing of this step varies, depending on your utility company.

5. Monitoring.

When your system is energized, we will assist you with setting up your system monitoring.

Contact us today for a free consultation! We will do an initial, on-site evaluation to see if your home is a good fit for solar. Then we will use our state-of-the-art solar design tool to calculate the system’s production and savings over the next 30 years to determine if you are in a cash flow positive situation. Throughout this process, we will educate you on the benefits of going solar and answer any questions you may have.

If you choose to own your power, we will start the install process. While there is no work on your end, Solera adheres to a meticulous process in order to stay in compliance with municipalities and utility companies, keeping you informed every step of the way!


Solar Financing

There are several ways to finance your home’s solar power upgrade. The most common financing techniques include:


Cash Purchase

Bank or Lender Financing

Lease

Power Purchase Agreement

Solar Services Agreement

Learn more about our flexible financing options by reaching out today and get started with your free consultation!


Solera Premium Referral Program

Not only does going solar put money in your pocket, it also pays to tell your friends! Even if your home isn’t a fit for solar, tell your friends and partner with Solera Energy in making the world, and your wallet, a greener place!

Number of Sales to Qualify | Referral Fee


1 Sale

$500

3 Sales

$750

5 Sales

$1,000

10 Sales

$1,500


Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Panels & Taxes

When it comes to making the positive change to renewable, clean energy to power your home, we understand there are a lot of things to consider. This is why we’ve put together some of the most common questions we receive from homeowners just like you about making the switch to solar power.

How do solar panels work?

When photons from the sun’s rays hit a solar cell inside your solar panel, they separate electrons from their atoms, causing them to flow through conductors attached to the positive and negative sides of the cell. Multiple cells make up a single solar panel, and your panels are wired together to form a powerful solar array. The direct charge (or DC) current created is then converted into the alternating current (or AC) electricity used to power your home.

What are solar panels made of?

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels consist of many solar cells. Solar cells are made of silicon constructed with a positive layer and a negative layer, which create an electric field together similar to that of a battery.

How do solar panels generate electricity?

Solar panels create DC electricity, which is when electrons flow in one direction around a circuit. While the U.S. uses alternating current (AC) electricity, primarily because it is less expensive to transmit over long distances, the DC electricity generated by solar panels can easily be converted to AC electricity with a solar converter unit.

Are there any drawbacks to solar panel installation?

While solar panels are a fantastic clean and renewable alternative to traditional electricity, they do require a significant amount of space. Some roofs are not large enough to accommodate solar panels; however, there are alternatives to installing solar panels directly on your roof.

Are there tax benefits to solar energy?

Yes! Individuals who purchase solar energy property may qualify for the residential-efficient property credit. The tax credit for individuals is 26% of the cost of solar electric property installed on the taxpayer’s residence in 2020, and 22% in 2021. The amount of claimable credit is dependent on the taxpayer’s income tax liability, but unused tax credits can be carried over to the following tax year.

Is the solar tax credit a refund?

The federal solar tax credit is a nonrefundable tax credit, which means you won’t get a tax refund for the amount of the solar tax credit that exceeds your income tax liability. However, you can carry any unused amount over to the next tax year.

How many years can I claim solar tax credit?

As long as you are the owner of your solar energy system, you are eligible for the solar investment tax credit. Even if you don’t have enough tax liability to claim the entire credit in a single year, you can roll over the remaining credits to future years for as long as the credit is in effect.

More questions? We’d love to discuss your home’s solar energy system installation and provide you with the knowledge and support you need to make the switch to solar! Give us a call at (866) 346-2009 or schedule your FREE consultation online today!

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