SOURCE: Longhorn Solar

December 05, 2011 09:15 ET

Longhorn Solar Offers Christmas Special for CPS Energy Customers With 1,000 Sq. Ft. or Larger Rooftops That Want to Generate $42,000 Worth of Free Solar Electricity Over the Next 25 Years

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SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2011) - Many CPS Energy customers think that installing solar power is too expensive, but Longhorn Solar ( can show CPS Energy ratepayers how to utilize a combination of CPS Energy solar rebate incentives, plus a 30% federal tax credit, to reduce the cost of a solar power installation by up to 60% to 70% if they make a solar reservation before December 31, 2011.

Longhorn Solar is encouraging customers interested in purchasing a solar system to beat the year end rush that usually happens as people scramble to get systems installed to take advantage of the 2011 federal tax credit.

Longhorn Solar also wants to make customers aware that the end of the year is when CPS Energy typically considers reducing solar rebate incentives, which might decrease anywhere from $0.25 to $0.50 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in early 2012. If so, a $0.50 incentive decrease would increase the cost by $5,000 for a 10-kW system.

"Customers with a south-facing rooftop, several hundred square feet of available rooftop space and zero shade during the day are prime candidates to Go Solar in Texas," said Louis Petrik, Chief Operating Officer, Longhorn Solar. "A 10-kW solar power array would save approximately $140 per month, $1,680 a year or $42,000 over the lifetime of the solar panels' guaranteed 25-year life cycle."

For a customized solar installation quote, customers should collect their last 12 electric bills then contact Longhorn Solar's San Antonio office at (210) 268-6711. A solar design specialist will enter the CPS Energy customer's electricity usage into a cost savings calculator, use special rooftop sizing application to review their available rooftop space and orientation, and then generate free quote to show customers how much free solar electricity their family can generate with a solar power array.

As more and more distributed energy solar arrays are installed, the requirements to produce power and transmit it to the customer's premises will be reduced significantly. In fact, utility companies will save more and more money over time because solar power significantly reduces their need to burn coal and natural gas; eliminates the need for external power purchases from other utility companies; and prevents the waste of up to 30% of all electricity generated, which is lost due to line loss.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Robert Hoskins
    Longhorn Solar
    (210) 268-6711