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BDS Key Points on Residential Rooftop Solar

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS for RESIDENTIAL

BDS Solar, Inc. provides:

  • Zero-down financing options, nothing out of pocket
  • Ground and post mounts, eliminate panels on front of house
  • Non purchases that are transferable to any buyer of your home
  • ‘Meet or Beat’ any quote you have
  • Net Metering: Any power that you don’t use from your solar electric system literally spins your meter backwards and you receive a credit from utility company

    “Time of Use” Metering: The credits can be applied at retail rates, and in the middle of the day that means your credits stack up quickly. You then draw the power at night when rates are low. What a deal!

    Tier Shaving: Further, in most states, the more power you use, the more you are charged based on your tiered usage. Solar helps by eliminating your usage in the high tiers and thus brings down your bills by shaving off the expensive power first.

    Rising Utility Costs: Electric rates have historically gone up at a higher rate than inflation over time. Therefore, the ability to fix your long term cost of energy yields a higher and higher return on your investment over time.

    How Solar Works

    Solar panels convert the sunlight into electricity. Your solar system will generate enough power to reduce or eliminate your electricity bill. Please check out our website www.bdssolar.com for a 2-3 minute video, on how it works.

    Here’s how it works:

    Solar panels consist of tiny cells which are made up of treated silicon – each one collects solar radiation and converts it into an electrical current. The panels are wired together in series to create an array and the electrical output from the array travels through wires to an inverter typically located near your breaker box. The inverter converts the electrical current called “Direct Current” (DC) and into “Alternating Current’ (AC) which is used to run TVs, appliances, computers, etc.

    BAM! You’ve got a solar electric production right on your roof.

    So instead of the sun’s energy just bouncing off the roof of your house, you’re actually harnessing it to safely and quietly generate energy.

    Savings with Rebates & Incentives
    BDS Solar, Inc. is a full service solar system expert. In addition to design, installation, and follow up, we are dedicated to maximizing your savings by helping you take full advantage of all the available rebates and incentives in your area. Rebates and incentives vary greatly and are mainly determined by the state you live in and the utility you power from. Below is an overview of the types of programs that are available. SoCal Edison currently has no rebates left. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) is approximately 4% of the gross system cost.

    Federal Tax Credits
    Currently, there’s a generous federal tax incentive that helps make solar panels much more affordable. Here’s what the credit entails:

  • There’s a 30% Federal tax credit for the purchase and installation of residential and commercial solar systems. This credit expires at the end of 2016.
  • If you purchase your system: you receive this tax credit when you file your tax returns and we will help by receiving a huge discount on you total price.
  • State & Utility Rebates

    Several states and utility companies offer financing incentives for homeowners and businesses to go solar. Rebates vary by area and utility company.

    What You Will Love About Us

    Once you say “go” we take care of the design, site analysis, shade studies, permits, equipment, install, rebates … everything! 100% from start to finish!!!

    Our local office is individually owned and operated by your neighbor. Ken has been a San Fernando Valley resident for 50 years.

    We only work with the best, top-tier products [Solar World; Q-Cell; German Made; Fronius inverters] that we have personally tested to perform at the highest standards.

    Repair and maintenance are included.

    Our solar energy systems are predesigned, engineered and ready to be permitted. We save time, you save money.

    How do we differ?

  • Quality
  • Service
  • Dependability
  • Peace of Mind
  • Purchases: Own

    Warranties

  • Fast Installations – usually within 8 weeks or less
  • Equipment Warranties – 25 years on panels, 10 years on inverters
  • Roof Warranty – 10 years on workmanship
  • Financing Options – only solar company to offer option to roll payments into property in Ventura County.
  • All Orders Include:

  • Professional installation, permit applications & drawings, utility interconnection & LADWP (or SCE) rebate forms, HOA submissions, etc
  • 200 amp electrical panel upgrade or subpanel (if required) and specified in our contract.
  • All tree trimming by others, or spelled out in contract
  • Ken Sampson has over 20 years of experience in the building industry. At the age of 27, Ken started BDS, a construction company. Ken has employed up to 50 employees representing 10 different trades. Ken, under BDS has personally completed the full construction of 5 luxury estates.

    Ken has participated in construction projects with Daniel Scott Fitzgerald whose 10,000 square foot homes have been featured in programs such as: American Idol and HGTV. While working together, Ken became Mr. Fitzgerald’s lead superintendent.

    During the housing downturn, Ken seized the opportunity to expand his expertise to include green, renewable energy. Over the past six years, Ken has operated as CEO of BDS Solar. He has been a solar developer focusing on the residential and commercial markets.

    Ken currently holds a class B General Contractor’s license, solar license # 965274, a class C53 Swimming Pool Contractor’s license and a California Real Estate license.