Solar panels have been around for years. They started off as a super clunky, very expensive answer to alternative energy efficiencies. As with most technologies, over the years solar panels have become more streamlined, while offering enhanced features. All of these advancements mean that solar panels are finding more and more ways to benefit our lives. Today there are pole-mounted solar panels, as well as models that second as pergola. The latter type of installation was a first in WNY for Buffalo Solar Solutions.
“We believe our solar pergola is the first one built in Western New York to this scale of detail,” said Kyle Wojewoda, project manager for Buffalo Solar Solutions. “The product is fully customizable, and we work very closely with both the homeowner and the manufacturer. The customer can select everything from the dimensions to the tilt angle, location, pillar style and color. Once we give the information to the manufacturer, they provide us with a product that is prefabricated, pre-cut, pre-drilled and pre-engineered, built with the highest-quality aluminum and made to endure all seasons.
“Another big selling point for homeowners is the quality of life the pergola option provides,” Wojewoda added. “There are options for under the pergola such as fans and lighting. It’s also 100 percent waterproof, so no water will enter the underside of the pergola. You see no wiring, yet some sunlight still comes through. It can be attached to a house, or freestanding and used as a carport or for storage. It’s a great option for new homes and new homeowners who are probably going to add a patio anyway. And, eventually, it will pay for itself*.”
A lot of people hem and haw about placing solar panels on their roofs. Now, there is an alternative solution – a custom solution that adds a whole other dynamic to the home. The solar pergola offers all of the same energy efficiencies, for homeowners that are looking to incorporate pergola additions onto their homes.
To learn more about the pergola option or to schedule a free consultation on making the switch to solar, contact Buffalo Solar Solutions | 1212 Abbott Road, Suite A, Buffalo | www.buffalosolarsolutions.com |(716) 800-7775 | firstname.lastname@example.org
*In addition to solar incentives such as zero down financing and the availability of low-interest loans, 30 percent of the installation cost of the solar pergola is returned in the form of a federal income tax credit that can be taken over one or multiple years. Twenty-five percent of the installation cost, up to $5,000, comes back as a New York State income tax credit, and New York State will also cover a portion of the installation cost with a NY-SUN cash rebate. The pergola also adds value to your home that is property-tax free for the first 15 years.