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PG&E’s latest rate hike shows the status quo isn’t good enough anymore

Today, electricity isn’t a choice. It’s necessary to do almost everything we need to function in modern society. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop utilities from taking advantage of that necessity. Now it’s time for you to take control of your power.

Rate hikes and unreliable power

Utility companies across the country are tasked with maintaining an enormous and increasingly deteriorating grid so they often struggle to consistently provide power to their customers. As many PG&E homeowners know, this leads to poor energy management, blackouts, and frequently planned brownouts. And, even though you’re already paying a premium for that intermittent power, the cost of energy from PG&E is about to go up. Again.

PG&E’s newest rate hike

On March 1st, 2021, PG&E customers are going to see their energy rate increase by an average of 8.1%. Put in real-life terms, that could mean the equivalent of paying double for Netflix every month or the price of two massages a year. But the price likely isn’t going down anytime soon, so that cost will simply compound on itself. And here’s the real kicker. This isn’t the first time PG&E has increased its rates. But it is the largest increase so far. Chances are there are going to be more unexpected rate hikes in the future. But does this rate hike come with improvements to your service? Nope. It doesn’t. Each Year, the cost of power increases your utility, which means you get charged more. With solar, your rate increases more predictably and gradually. This estimate would mean a cumulative savings of around $1,400 in just five years.

Estimated savings: solar power vs PG&E
What you can do to avoid rate hikes?

Now you know the problem, and solar energy is the solution. Solar is clean, limitless, and it gives you a choice over your power. And if you’re worried about reliability, package a home battery with your solar energy system and you can store excess energy for use whenever you need it. You can forget about blackouts, brownouts, or ever being put out. You’ll generate your own energy and use it as you like.

Stop spending money on expensive energy and start earning credits with Net Energy Metering (NEM)

And as a bonus, some utilities (including PG&E) offer something called a net energy metering (NEM) program. What this means is they will offer you a credit for any energy your system offloads to the grid. So if your solar panels produce more power than you need, the extra will be sent to the grid and PG&E will compensate you for it. And, if you act now, you can lock in a rate that will stay consistent for the next 25 years. That sounds like a Win. Win. Win…. Win.

How to make solar happen for you

Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll take it from there. That sounds too easy, we know, but it’s really the best next step.
Our team of home energy experts can help you lock in your rates with solar.

One of our solar experts will work with you to get all the information needed to create a custom proposal. This proposal will take into account things like the size of your home, how much power you typically use, and your available roof space. It also includes a design proposal to show you how the panels would look on your home and an estimate on the positive environmental impact your system could make. All before you ever make a decision.

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Enjoy the freedom of clean energy

Call 877.987.5591 to lock in your rate today. Solar is a clean, reliable alternative to outdated utilities. It gives you power each day and, with your home battery, allows you to store it for use during the night. And, most importantly, it gives you a choice. So get your free consultation and find out just how empowering it is to go solar.

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