Black Friday: Why the gift of power is the best gift

November 27, 2019 | 2min read

Black Friday is often viewed by its critics as one of the worst forms of crass consumerism. It works as an open invitation to impulse spend. Consumers rush the stores in a savings-induced frenzy to get “must-have” gifts at prices that may or may not be offer savings over regular prices. Impulse spending can result in a lot of useless stuff filling closets and eventually landfills. Giving the gift of power avoids all that. When you give the gift of a Freedom Forever solar power system, you give the gift of guaranteed power for a full 25 years.

A gift that keeps on giving

We’ve all gotten gifts that definitely don’t keep on giving. That ugly Christmas sweater that you wouldn’t get caught wearing on a bet. That exercise bike someone gave you that has been gathering dust in the garage for years. The holiday fruitcake that never got eaten! You don’t have to worry about any of that when you give the gift of solar power.

Solar power is a big-ticket gift, much like a car is a big-ticket gift. But unlike a car, which depreciates over time, solar gives you a return on your investment. Better yet, there is very little you have to do to benefit from solar power! A residential solar power system is reliable, and it needs very little maintenance.

Brighten someone’s day during public safety power shutdowns in California

Were your loved ones affected by the public safety power shutdowns in California this fall? You can give the gift of power during blackouts with the gift of solar and home batteries. Grid-tied solar systems don’t provide power to a home during a blackout. But with the addition of home batteries to the system, those batteries can provide some power during a blackout. Keep in mind that residential battery systems are designed to fully power a home for about 6 hours. That’s enough to fully power a home during peak rate hours. The idea behind batteries is to power a home with them when electric rates are highest. In California, peak rates are charged between 4 PM and 9 PM. Batteries power the home during those hours and then they recharge from the solar system the next day.

You don’t have to wait for Black Friday to go solar!

Fall and Winter are great times to go solar. There is usually less demand for solar installation so wait times are often shorter. Whether it’s Black Friday or any other day of the week, there is never a wrong time to go solar.! It’s always the right time to take control of your power needs by generating your own power from the sun!

Ready, set, go solar! Call us at 800-685-1850 or click below to get a free quote.