But working and schooling from home means using more electricity, to power computers, printers, lights and heat or A/C. So while many people are happy with the ease and convenience of working from home, and the commute savings, it’s safe to say none are happy with their increased energy bills. Solar offers a fast, easy way to offset this increased usage and the corresponding electric bills.
Enter solar—the easy answer to a less costly, more comfortable home, and a project for which the homeowner’s or business owner’s time commitment is minimal. Citadel handles all the permitting, scheduling, installation and approvals required for you to go solar. Once you choose an installer, your involvement is minimal.
With more time to focus on their electric bills, and with those bills surging from more time spent at home, people are up-in-arms and determined to find a better way to power their homes and businesses.
That’s why people increasingly install solar energy storage systems in conjunction with solar energy systems. An energy storage system allows individuals and businesses to have some electricity during outages, planned or unplanned. The system’s batteries store the site’s extra solar energy and dispense that energy when the homeowner or business owner chooses.
This increased reliance on phone and video conference, in addition to providing important COVID-related safety benefits, frees up more of our team’s time to help more people go solar, since they’re not on the road as much.
Summing Up the Impacts
There you have it. The drawbacks of going solar during this pandemic are:
- No in-person contact with your sales representative
- Slightly longer wait times for municipal permits, inspections and approvals.
The positive impacts of the pandemic on solar are:
- The cost-savings from solar are more meaningful and necessary than ever as people struggle with reduced income and increased electric bills due to working and schooling at home
- We are able to help even more people learn about and install solar because our solar professionals are spending less time on the road
- Because they’re working at home, more people are able to find the time to look into solar.