Convert your home to solar and reduce your electric bill by up to 70%.
Discover the sustainable solutions behind YellowBird Solar, a local Las Cruces team that’s focused on saving money and the planet at the same time.
You have options with YellowBird solar
Get a brand new HVAC and solar system for your home. Replace your refrigerated air furnace and have a brand new solar system installed. You even get a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi Thermostat included!
BASIC SOLAR PACKAGE
Our basic solar heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) package offers the lowest monthly payments with the highest cost-to-savings ratio. Your home will be installed with 10 panels and your current HVAC system will be inspected to ensure efficiency at no extra cost.
THE EFFICIENT-HOME BUNDLE
This bundle includes installation of 16 panels, with a new refrigerated air conditioning system and high-efficiency gas furnace, both with a two-time filtration system. These 16 panels will give your home an abundance of solar power and is proven to make your home 60% more energy-efficient.
TOTAL-HOME SOLAR PACKAGE
If neither of these options fit your needs, we’ve developed the Total-Home Solar Package, which allows you to customize your package options and set your kilowatt usage. It’s your home, take back control with your own custom solar system designed to reach peak efficiency.
The Benefits of Solar Power
(and how the government will pay for a huge chunk of it)
One of the standout advantages of solar power is how much money you’ll save per month. Average monthly cost savings on your electric vary between $50 and $60, according to the MIT School of Engineering.
Think about that in terms of our 25-year solar lifespan:
Over 25 years, you could save anywhere between $15,000 and $18,000.
The benefits of solar stretch far and wide
By switching to solar energy, you’re helping to preserve the planet for future generations.
Think about the future prices of utility-generated electricity. Because this kind of electricity is generated by the burning of coal and natural gas, which are finite, limited resources, the encroaching shortage of these resources means their prices will go up.
And when they go up, who will have to shoulder the cost? You.
Electric companies regularly increase the cost of your electricity.
Need more proof?
The federal tax credit for residential solar power expired on Dec. 31, 2016, but Congress extended the tax for five more years!
With the Federal Solar Tax Credit (ITC), you can claim 30% of your solar equipment and installation costs on your federal taxes, making for even more savings from solar.
That means the city doesn’t have to pay the electric company to power those two buildings.
And by 2050, the city of Las Cruces vows to be 100% dependent on solar and wind energy, creating a virtually renewable city of sustainability. It’s time you joined the cause too.
Information courtesy of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and KVIA El Paso.
SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION COST
When you choose the Basic bundle package, you’ll pay:
$57 a month for 18 months, then use your tax credits to pay down the remainder.
When you choose the Efficient-Home bundle, you’ll pay:
$99 a month for 18 months, then use your tax credits to pay down the remainder.
When you choose the two-panel option, you’ll pay:
$29.10 a month for 18 months, after which your remainder after a $974-tax credit will be $3,496.50. You will then pay $39.99 for 126 months.
The more solar panels on your home, the more tax credits you’ll receive.
SAVING WITH SOLAR
To understand the impact solar energy can have on your monthly savings, the first thing to understand is energy consumption, measured in kilowatt-hours (kWh).
- For each rated kW, your solar panel system should generate about 100 kWh/month.
- The average American home in 2016 used about 900 kWh, according to the Energy Information Administration.
- To find your cost savings with solar energy, divide 900 by the kilowatt capability of one of YellowBird’s solar panel options.
Your potential savings breakdown:
Considering that the average American home uses 900 kWh/month, your monthly electric bill would be nearly cut in half.
When you decide to go solar, YellowBird Solar will visit your home to take measurements of your roof, determine which areas of the roof have the most southward or westward visibility, and how the roof will be affected by shade as the day goes on.
By calculating average energy consumption and how much you’d like to take off the grid, we can determine the panel sizing that’s best for you. Homes can be easily served by any of the sizes of panels YellowBird Solar offers—call to learn more
There are 3 types of solar panels: monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin film. YellowBird Solar uses the most efficient type, monocrystalline solar panels, which have more room to move within individual cells, generating a higher flow of electricity.