Solar Energy and Civil Rights

Social justice and climate justice are undeniably intertwined. However, it wasn't until 2009 when then-President Barack Obama put forth the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), which committed to ensuring that every American family can choose to go solar and to cut their energy bills, that any legislation was put forth to acknowledge the [...]

Going Solar with Ease

There are so many reasons to go solar with Geoscape Solar: The 30% ITC Tax Credit, becoming energy independent, saving money every month on your utility bills, increasing the value of your property, fighting climate change or taking advantage of state incentives. Determining whether or not your property is the right fit for solar, how [...]

IS THERE REALLY SUCH THING AS FREE SOLAR IN NEW JERSEY?

Short answer: NO, there is no such thing as free solar and there is no such thing as free energy. The passing of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 contained $269 billion in financial incentives for properties to become more energy efficient. This led to endless advertisements and promotions which promise “free solar” or “no-cost [...]

How Much Does a Solar Energy System Cost?

This is the #1 Question that Geoscape Solar gets asked in an initial phone call, web-chat, or e-mail. The simple answer might be: “Currently, the cost to convert to solar energy in New Jersey runs about $3.46 per kilowatt.” But what does that tell the property owner? Even if you know your annual electrical usage, [...]

5 Key Questions Every Solar Proposal Should Answer

Purchasing a solar energy system is a major investment which requires a great deal of research and due diligence to make the best choices in system design, system components, maximize solar energy needs and most important: a solar installer that you can trust as a partner for the lifetime of your system.  Geoscape Solar believes that [...]

Demand for Sustainable Features Shown to Increase Property Values

Recently, the National Association of Realtors , America's largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries, released the Realtors and Sustainability 2019 Report which found that consumers continue to look for eco-friendly features in a property and are willing to pay a [...]

Determining Eligibility for the Solar Investment Tax Credit

With the 30% Solar Federal Tax Credit (ITC) coming to an end in 2019, a great deal of material is currently being published about it. The ITC is one of many valuable incentives to consider when converting to solar energy and there are many questions about how the tax credit is applied and which line [...]

Why Property Owners Need to Make a Solar Reservation

Any property owner who has looked into converting to solar energy most likely discovered that the 30% Solar Federal Tax Credit (ITC) ends on January 1, 2020.  This solar tax credit is remains available for solar installation costs for solar energy systems installed in 2019. This deadline might give property owners the false impression that they [...]

What does it take to Succeed in the Solar Industry for 10 Years?

No Solar Company dreads incoming phone calls. Except the ones that begin with: “ I used Solar XYZ and then they went out of business and now I’m stuck with a system that doesn’t work. Can you help?” We empathize with the property owner who is reaching out to us and are starkly reminded of [...]

Why Go Solar in the State of New Jersey?

  Why Go Solar in the State of New Jersey? New Jersey saw the most dramatic solar growth last year, rising from 10th largest state by installed PV capacity to 5th while also entering the top 10 for solar job creation for the first time. A number of strong solar incentives in New Jersey make [...]

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