Red Rhino Solar

Why Solar?

Electricity rates will continue to increase, often doubling every 10 years—you can do the math.

With today’s technological advancements, getting off the grid and going solar has never been easier and more affordable. Through the power of solar energy, not only will you have a positive impact on the environment, but save yourself money along the way as well. 

The Science Behind Solar Energy

Solar energy is produced by photovoltaic cells harnessing energy from the sun and converting it into electricity. When the energy from the sun’s rays hit a solar panel, an electrical current is generated. This current is then transmitted to power your home or business.


Solar panels consist of solar cells containing monocrystalline. When energy from the sun hits a solar panel, electrons in the silicon begin to move, initiating a flow of electricity called direct current (DC). However, direct current electricity is not strong enough to power the entirety of your home or business. This flow of electricity must travel through an inverter to convert direct current into alternating current (AC) before becoming usable and powerful in your home or business. If your solar system generates more energy than needed, the extra energy can be sent back to the grid or stored in a backup battery.

Benefits of Solar

Energy Independence
Become less dependent on the grid by generating your own electricity. Remain on the grid and have the energy gained from your solar system fed back to the grid and get credited on your electric bill. Choose to go off the grid with batteries capable of storing power to be used during the times when your solar system is not able to absorb enough energy.
Environmental Impact

Reduce your carbon footprint with the use of solar power. Solar power is renewable and replenishes quickly. Solar energy is an emission-free and clean source of power. Solar power harnesses the energy from the sun, as opposed to harvesting energy from fossil fuels.

Predictable Energy Costs
Electricity rates will continue to increase. The only way to maintain your energy costs is by taking control of your power and owning your energy system. Whether you choose to stay on the grid or off the grid, going solar allows you to control and even offset your energy costs.
Add Value to Your Home

One of the leading assets in life is your home. Add value to your top asset by flipping on the solar power switch. With several finance options available, some offer you options with payments that can be less than your utility bill. Gain the attention of potential homebuyers by reducing their electric bill each month.


Eligible businesses and homeowners may qualify for an impressive 30% tax credit1,2 for switching to solar. As solar technology and availability are quickly advancing, the tax incentive may reduce and even disappear in the future. It pays to act fast and take advantage of the incentives while it lasts.

We are not tax or financial experts. We recommend speaking with your CPA or financial advisor to discuss your tax credit options.

Save money

Investing in solar makes cents. It’s a triple threat: When you finance a solar system, your payments are often less than your utility bill. It also increases the value of your home. Additionally, switching to solar may qualify you or your business for a federal tax credit.1,2