My Phone Won’t Stop Ringing…Why Am I Getting All These Solar Sales Calls?
An Interview with Rand Manasse, COO, Sunrise Solar Solutions on WVOX-AM
Who Are These Callers and Why Are They Calling?
Many of these companies are national firms with no ties to the area, so why are they calling? New York and the Hudson Valley are extremely desirable regions with some of the highest utility rates in the nation. Therefore, national and local companies alike want to install solar on your home or business because it will save you money in the long run. Says Sunrise Solar COO Rand Manasse, “What sets Sunrise Solar apart from all the other solar companies out there is that we do everything — from design and concept, to developing and permitting – and we’re local so we know the processes and people to contact. In addition, Sunrise Solar Solutions was started by our construction company, Sunrise Building & Remodeling, so we have the construction background to make sure things are sound, as well as visually appealing,”
I Want to Be Green and Like the Idea of Solar but Don’t Know Where to Begin. What Are My Options?
There are various options available to you when it comes to putting solar on your home or business. For your home, the offering is net metering. Net metering connects your solar system to the utility company’s power grid. Your system is creating energy during the day by harnessing it through the sun and then, this power is stored for use during the evening; the surplus power is transferred onto your utility company’s grid, thus allowing customers to offset the cost of energy and even make money from the power company, in many cases.
Another popular option is community solar, especially for commercial facilities and businesses. “With community solar, you are able to take your roof (something that would typically be costing you money) and turn it into a money-maker! “Your rooftop solar panels become a way to lease your roof,” says Manasse.
He added, “Another area where there is great ROI are batteries. Batteries offer the opportunity to store energy, and in many cases, supply energy to the utility company.”
How is Solar Good for the Environment if the Panels Cannot be Recycled?
With solar panels having an average lifespan of 30 years, where do the panel go after they have hit their lifespan? Well there is good news! Many panels are now recyclable; they will never end up in a landfill. “The SunPower solar panels that we use at Sunrise Solar are recyclable — SunPower has become Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) certified and part of a group that allows panels to be recycled. They are the only ones doing this,” says Manasse.
What Are My Financing Options?
There are a host of solar financing options available today. “Our Sunrise Solar financing specialists can work with you and explore all the financing options available and that work best for you and your home or business,” says Manasse. He explains that it is no longer necessary to take out a home equity loan; there are separate financing opportunities that allow you to take out a loan for your system separate from your home or business loan. “There is a system and a financing option available for everyone and we work with clients and projects of all sizes and budgets,” says Manasse.
Sunrise Solar Solutions, located in Briarcliff Manor, NY, is the leading solar installation company in Westchester, Rockland and the Hudson Valley. For more information, visit http://sunrisesolarllc.com/ or call 914-762-7622.