Why is it time to invest in renewable energy with HedgeHog Electric & Solar?

CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — With over 300 bright, clear days each year, the St. George area is a great place to harness the power of the sun. Investing in the long-term savings of solar power helps homeowners lower their electricity bills, reduce their reliance on the power grid, and reduce their environmental footprint.

HedgeHog solar installation on the roof of a house in Washington City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of HedgeHog Electric & Solar, St. George News

Installing a solar system is one of the most important decisions a homeowner will make, and more Southern Utahns than ever trust Electric and Solar HedgeHog to guide them through the process.

“We doubled our numbers last year, and we plan to double it again,” said Kirk Navar, director of solar sales at HedgeHog. “Solar growth has been really good in the area.”

Electricity, like transportation and internet access, is a necessity of modern life and power companies have complete control over how much their customers have to pay for this necessity. But homeowners can take back control with a solar installation.

The greater the savings, the longer a solar system is installed and operated. The exponential growth of the St. George area will inevitably continue to drive up energy costs, and each rate increase means a higher return on investment for the homeowner.

“If you know you will need electricity for the rest of your life, you can choose to rent it from a power company or have a solar system and own your electricity,” Navar said. “It’s like a gas pump in your garage.”

HedgeHog Team Member Jesse L. at a construction site in St. George, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of HedgeHog Electric & Solar, St. George News

A number of federal and state tax incentives are currently available to homeowners who install solar power. If qualifying electrical work needs to be done on the house, it may be well covered by the tax credits. This includes efficiency upgrades, such as switching to LED lights or hanging new fans, and installing wiring to charge an electric vehicle. With every investment in energy savings, the value of a property increases dramatically.

The first step for homeowners considering solar power is to learn about their utility company’s net metering program. It’s what allows customers to add a solar system while still being connected to the power grid, and every business has their own.

The solar power market is exploding in southern Utah, and Navar said it’s only a matter of time before homeowners are knocked on their door by a solar salesman. He recommends shopping around and collecting at least three quotes before making a decision.

Once customers choose HedgeHog, they will meet with an electrician to calculate the ideal location for the panels, how much power the system will generate, and other details.

HedgeHog is a local company that has been providing residential and commercial electrical services since 2008. They have won gold in the electrician category in 2021 and 2020. The Best of Southern Utah and delight St. George-area families each holiday season with their Christmas light show.

The company ventured into the solar power market about four years ago, initially working as an installation contractor for various sales companies. Today, they manage every step of the process themselves, from sales to customer service and installation.

HedgeHog solar installation on the roof of a house in Ivins, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of HedgeHog Electric & Solar, St. George News

“Because we’re electricians by trade, we understand how to build a solar system in a house rather than just putting it on the house,” Navar said. “The quality of the installation of a HedgeHog system, there is no better in my opinion.”

HedgeHog has the knowledge and skills to help customers find the right solar power solution for their home. They also work with municipal and local authorities to obtain the necessary permits and authorizations to install and use the system. Installing a solar system for residential customers typically takes 30-45 days, allowing homeowners to start enjoying the benefits of renewable energy sooner.

Invest in the future with your local partners at HedgeHog. Learn more about HedgeHogElectric.comor call 866-605-2113 to schedule a consultation.

Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.



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