About Solar Power

"Aliens might be surprised to learn that in a cosmos with limitless starlight,
humans kill for energy sources buried in the sand."
– Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

Solar energy is safe, reliable, inexpensive to operate, has tremendous environmental benefits and, being inherently modular, can be easily scaled as a system owner's needs – or finances – change.

In the event of utility power outages, new and more advanced solar power equipment can even provide you enough backup power to keep your food cold and your communications gear – and furnace igniter – powered up during daylight hours without the need for costly and maintenance-prone battery systems. Considering Utah’s seismic risk – earthquakes – having that ability can bring tremendous peace of mind.

Utah has near perfect conditions for solar energy. Our sunshine amounts, our elevation, and our relatively cool temperatures give a large boost to system efficiency.

To make solar power more affordable Utah offers an income tax credit of 25% up to $2,000 for residential systems and a 10% tax credit up to $50,000 for commercial systems in addition to the Federal tax credit of 30% of system cost (scheduled to expire in 2016), so up to 55% of the cost of your system is returned to you in the form of reduced taxes. Net metering for residential systems up to 25 kW and up to 2 MW for non-residential users allows you to use the utility's grid as a kind of battery; produce more than you need during the day and it is available to you at night, kilowatt for kilowatt.

Utah Applied Solar Energy, LLC  2015