10 Years of Solar
Celebrating a decade of solar. With over 1,600 solar electric systems installed in Delaware, Clean Energy USA has made a positive and substantial environmental impact and saved their customers millions of dollars.
Founded in 2007, Clean Energy USA has installed over 50,000 panels, which is over 12 megawatts of solar power. Current customers will save a lifetime total of more than $110,000,000 on their electricity bills thanks to the solar that Clean Energy USA installed.
A huge part of Clean Energy USA’s success is thanks to their partnership with homebuilder Schell Brothers. Hundreds of new homes have been built with Clean Energy USA solar, making Schell Brothers one of the leading builders nationally in terms of percentage of homes that have solar.
Solar works by converting sunlight into electricity. Homes and businesses use that electricity, meaning they do not have to purchase the equivalent amount from their utility. Any excess goes through the meter, spinning it backward. This way, all of the electricity that the solar produces makes their bill go down accordingly.
Solar panels have a 25-year warranty, making them a great way to reduce or even eliminate electric bills now and more importantly, in the future, when electricity prices may be significantly more expensive. A solar electric system that saves a homeowner $2,000 annually now may save them $5,000 a year in the future if power prices keep rising steadily.
Delaware and the federal government have incentives in place to help pay for much of the cost of the systems. The cost of solar is less than 1/3 of what it was 10 years ago when Clean Energy USA began doing business. Much of the product has become less expensive due to the increased competition and demand that these incentives created over time.
The solar panels that Clean Energy USA has installed to date will save the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions of 752,887,483 passenger car miles. That’s 7,528 cars driven to 100,000 miles!
Vice President of Operations Megan Spangler has been with the company since its founding. Operations Manager Lyn Mox has been with the company for almost nine years. Lead installer Mike Griffin has been installing for Clean Energy USA for nine years. In total, Clean Energy USA’s employees have over 100 years of experience in the solar business. Together, they hope to continue to building a brighter and cleaner future for homeowners in the region.