There’s a New Face Among Austin’s Solar Companies
AUSTIN, TX (February 27, 2012): Revolve Solar today announced it has added its name to the list of Austin’s Solar Companies within the Austin Energy utility territory. Sellers of residential and small commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, Revolve Solar educates homeowners and business owners about the increasingly affordable prospect of owning a solar system and then guides them through sizing a system best suited to their energy usage and budget, from design to rebate applications, installation and interconnection.
Robust utility rebate levels of $2/watt are providing a strong incentive for homeowners to consider going solar now or in the near future. Revolve Solar is making a compelling case for why “now” is the best time to take a closer look at what solar can do for your home or business.
“One of our main messages is that buying a solar system today is a drastically different prospect than it was just a year ago,” said Tim Padden, one of the Revolve Solar’s founders. “Today’s PV pricing is half of what it was just 12 short months ago. Coupled with rebates and tax credits, residential and small commercial systems are actually within reach of ordinary people.”
A primary function of the company is helping consumers to understand the factors that have brought solar within reach of everyday people. For example, how strong local utility rebates and the 30% federal tax credit significantly offset customer costs. However, company representatives—who have worked in the industry across several states—add a word of caution that funding for rebates can be less than permanent, sometimes stepping down or depleting literally overnight, leaving those whose applications haven’t been submitted in the lurches. In addition, since homeowners and small businesses can find themselves in competition with large utility-scale solar projects (often drawing on the same dollars), these funds are not always available to serve the ratepayers themselves.
“The existence of low system pricing, high rebates, and tax credits are an important trifecta for making solar affordable for people,” said Padden. “We’ve seen other markets where that ‘perfect storm’ failed to materialize due to poor timing, weak rebates or depleted funds. Ratepayers in Austin and San Antonio need to know what an exceptional position they are in at the moment. It’s a fantastic time to see what’s possible for your home. We help our customers apply for rebates and enjoy the greatest savings while the rebates are strong.”
Revolve Solar is working with existing installers and hiring locally in order to build the local solar community and become one of the leading Austin solar companies.
About Revolve Solar
Revolve Solar is a residential and commercial solar design and installation company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Founded by entrepreneur Tim Padden, Revolve commenced operations in early 2012 and quickly replicated its formula to compete in the Redding, Chico, and Vacaville, CA markets. Continued expansion in California and elsewhere and further growth in the commercial sector are anticipated for 2016. RevolveSolar.com
Revolve Solar, Inc.