Saving money with solar is a very common sales pitch.  You’ll
often hear it combined with other benefits like “pay zero down” or
“free installation” and so on.  

Regardless of the approach
, it's important to understand one thing:
when you put a solar system on your roof or property you’re
installing an electrical energy generation device built to last over 25
years.  The cost of the power this system generates is a function of
total cost plus maintenance divided by the amount of energy
produced over the period in question.  This cost is expressed in
terms of dollars per kilowatt-hour of energy ($/kWhr).  If you were
to look on your electric bill and take the total amount you pay and
divide that by the kilo-watt hours (kWhr) you used you’d get an
equivalent measure of the cost of electricity from your utility

In most cases (and especially with electric bills over $200/month)
solar will save you money.  
In the worst case it’s likely you can buy
clean solar power for the same price you’re paying the electrical
utility for fossil fuel power.  After that it’s a matter of deciding
best way for
you want to realize your savings and pay for the
electricity generated by your system.

All of the proposals that we generate at Referral Solar will show you
your total cost of power and how it compares to your current
electric bill.  As for how you choose to pay for
your solar system ,
your Solar Sales Agent will provide a
complete description of
for you, complete with available tax credits and rebates.

An additional benefit to the savings solar provides is that the rates
you’ll pay for solar power will be fixed or predetermined for the life
of your system.  Historic annual rates of increase for electricity vary
from utility to utility from as low a
s ~3% to as high as 25%.  
Regardless of your utilit
y's historic rate increases, the one thing
everyone will agree on is that your electric rates aren’t likely to go
down in the near future.