Solar energy systems can save money on power bills – Las Vegas Review

November 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

Rising energy costs are a concern for every homeowner in Southern Nevada. Some residents are turning to solar power for a way to save money.

Joe Genovese, sales manager for American Patriot Solar, said solar panels are one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the U.S., and can pay for themselves in energy bill savings after five to seven years.

“Once solar panels have paid for themselves in savings on your energy bills, the electricity they generate costs nothing to the homeowner with the exception of minor maintenance costs,” he said. “If you are interested in long-term savings as well as energy efficiency, solar panels are a great choice.”

Another benefit to residential solar panels is financial incentives from state agencies and the federal government that encourage citizens to purchase and install solar panels at their homes.

Through Nov. 15, NV Energy is offering rebates for new residential energy systems that can be worth thousands to homeowners, Genovese said.

“American Patriot Solar is one of the area’s top residential solar companies and is working with homeowners across Southern Nevada to apply for and receive valuable rebates on their solar panels,” he said.. “Incentive programs like these provide rebates in proportion to the amount of generation capacity that they install on their property. “This reduces start-up costs and increases the profitability of the technology,” Genovese said.

“Solar power’s environmental impact is also minimal, which means they don’t produce any of the carbon, methane or particulate emissions that fossil fuels do,” he said. “They also don’t require mining or drilling operations to produce (energy). They are placed on your roof, so they also don’t take up any yard or other valuable space on your property.”

For more information on solar panels, call American Patriot Solar at 702-227-9205 or visit

Through Nov. 15, customers who schedule an in-home solar energy consultation with the company will be entered to win a five day/four night cruise for two to Mexico, the Bahamas or the Western Caribbean and local dining certificates.

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