FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 3, 2019
Springfield, MO – Local solar company, Sun Solar, announces its official transition to American-made solar panels, which will lessen the impact of any cost increases due to the thirty percent (30%) tariff imposed by the US government on imported solar panels in January 2018.
The 30% tariff increased the cost of purchasing imported solar panels for US companies who then struggled to keep solar energy systems affordable for customers. Prior to the imposition of the tariff, Sun Solar was fortunate enough to secure pricing on solar panels, avoiding cost increases, but Sun Solar’s CEO, Caleb Arthur, said that was a temporary solution.
“I wanted to avoid being put in a position where Sun Solar would have to pass on massive cost increases to our customers,” says Arthur. “To prevent this, we worked hard to secure fixed pricing prior to the imposition of the tariff, but this was only a temporary solution due to Sun Solar’s good relationship with suppliers. Our long-term goal was to partner with a manufacturer within the US to offer American-made panels at a competitive price to imported panels.”
To begin the new year, Sun Solar is officially announcing that it will be installing all American- made panels for residential customers in 2019. Sun Solar will purchase its panels from Silfab Solar, which is a company that manufactures solar panels at its flagship manufacturing plant in Bellingham, Washington.
“It’s exciting to be the first solar company in Missouri to commit to all American-made solar panels,” says Arthur. “We live in a beautiful country and want to help grow America. Hopefully we will see an increase in American solar jobs by investing in American-made panels.”
In addition, Sun Solar is also announcing that it is offering a solar rebate to Springfield City Utility customers.
“We believe it’s time that local utility companies, including Springfield City Utilities, must promote clean energy in order to help the planet. It is Sun Solar’s hope that by enacting this rebate program, City Utilities will follow suit and launch a rebate program of its own,” says Arthur. “Neighboring utility companies, such as Empire/Liberty and KCP&L, all provide rebate programs for solar energy systems, and there’s no reason Springfield City Utility customers shouldn’t have one as well.”
The Sun Solar rebate for City Utility customers will be available until March 31, 2019. The timing of Sun Solar’s rebate is being made to compliment the rebate being offered by City Utilities for home-owners adding insulation to their home or upgrading thermostats, both of which Sun Solar can perform through its Energy Efficiency company, Smart Energy Solutions.
About Sun Solar
Sun Solar is a local, family owned solar energy company that was founded by Caleb Arthur in 2012. Since its inception, Sun Solar has installed solar energy systems for over 3500 residential homes and businesses and further, founded its own energy efficiency company, Smart Energy Solutions, to provide energy efficiency services. Sun Solar provides energy independence through innovative technology. To learn more about Sun Solar, visit www.ussunsolar.com
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