Indiana residents soon will have another alternative to grid energy as POWERHOME Solar expands its operations into the Hoosier State. POWERHOME, an American company specializing in solar energy and roofing services, anticipates a need for 80 to 100 new employees in the areas of sales, installation and administrative functions for its Indianapolis-based office.
POWERHOME designs, permits, sells, finances, installs, maintains and monitors solar energy systems and panels for residential and commercial applications. The company works with homeowners and business owners to create custom rooftop or ground-mounted solar systems that generate renewable energy, lower electric bills and reduce carbon footprints.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA), consumers in Indiana pay an average of 11.89 cents per kWh, in line with the national average. The average electricity consumption for a residential utility customer was 867 kWh per month.
POWERHOME uses American-made panels from a manufacturer in Washington, and each of its panels will generate approximately 36 kWh per month. A basic home installation will reduce grid energy consumption by an average of 60 to 80%.
“An electric bill is one of the longest-running expenses for a homeowner,” said Jayson Waller, CEO POWERHOME Solar. “A mortgage has an end date; a utility bill does not. By financing and installing solar panels, a consumer pays roughly the same amount as the utility bill, but once the financing term ends, that energy is completely free. Consumers then ‘own’ their power versus ‘renting’ it.”
Additionally, through 2019, the U.S. federal government offers a 30% incentive on newly installed solar systems.
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