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Published on May 26th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

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SunPower Offers $1,000 Rooftop Solar Discount For Veterans & Active Duty Military

May 26th, 2020 by  


In honor of Memorial Day here in the United States (yesterday), rooftop solar power firm SunPower has been offering a $1,000 rebate for current and former members of any arm of the U.S. military who go solar. No word on whether Avengers or Agents of SHIELD can also get the $1,000 discount.

SunPower has long been known for providing market-leading solar panels in terms of efficiency and durability. It offers a 25 year warranty on rooftop solar power systems.

There’s also still a 26% federal tax credit on the table for rooftop solar panels, which buyers may or may not qualify for depending on their income and tax liability.

SunPower added in its press release about the new opportunity that it has been supporting the US military to become energy independent and clean up its electricity sourcing for a long time.

“Through its commercial solar business, SunPower installed a 28-megawatt solar system at Vandenberg Airforce Base in 2017, and a 10-megawatt solar and storage solution at the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal in 2018, to name a couple. The veteran rebate program is a way to continue the company’s longstanding military support by extending an exclusive offer through its industry-leading residential business.”

You can visit the SunPower Design Studio on your phone or computer to learn more about SunPower’s offers and expected costs and financial savings. Aside from the $1,000 rebate, you may find that going solar saves you thousands of dollars, as it has done for people all over the United States.

Also, if you’re not inclined to mingle with a sales agent, note that SunPower was actually coronavirus ready before Covid-19 was even a thing — “operational since last summer, SunPower’s online energy consultants work with new customers to provide a 100 percent virtual experience from initial consultation through contract signing.” Perhaps that is part of the reason why the company saw 25% growth in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2019, a growth percentage that’s a bit of a rarity in the US economy this year.

To date, 319,000+ American homes have had SunPower solar panels installed on their roofs.

For more information, check out the webpage for the $1,000 home solar VISA Reward Card Rebate for current and former U.S. military members, or read the press release.

All images courtesy SunPower

 


 

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