We hear lots of terms these days for home energy transition. For many homeowners, the journey off of fossil fuels involves navigating through a sea of confusing language and terminology. Is it net zero or passive home or electrification.....or maybe its residential decarbonization.
We've been on a search for the simplest way to describe to homeowners what we and they see as the goal line and how to get there. What action should we take to achieve a climate impactful house?
Just one - solectrify. In our view, that's the one comprehensive yet simple term to guide your action plan. Solectrify to help the planet and help your wallet.
Solectrify is an action word.
Go Solar & electrify your home systems. One word. One plan.
Its a single word because we observe that it works best when homeowners think about energy transition as 'one thing' and not a collection of many different and disconnected steps. That's because many of the steps are interdependent and ought to be decided in relation to each other.
For example, take the heat pump decision. Besides sizing and pricing the heat pump install, your plan should have a definition of how much electricity is forecast to be used once your new system is installed. Only then can you accurately forecast the demand for solar energy and the optimal size of the solar system.
This is but one example, albeit a big one. Throughout a well-planned home energy transition, it can be a helpful to think holistically with the solectrify concept in mind.
Solectrify, except in the opposite order
Okay, so we went with the term...solectrify. Rolls off the tongue and easy enough to pronounce and to recall. Only one problem, fact is that it's usually best to electrify first and go solar second. Our apologies for our choice of word.....but we didn't think electrifolar sounded very desirable or memorable. Or even interesting.
Solectrify toward climate success.
No doubt a good plan should improve the comfort and healthfulness of your home's environment. And it will help your neighbor's home as well, by cutting carbon emissions in your community. CO2 from buildings amounts to nearly 40 % of total emissions, and single family homes are a big contributor to that.
Solectrify to success for your wallet.
When you solectrify in a holistic journey, you may find that the combination of rebates, credits and reduced expenditures produces great financial results for your home. In some cases, rebates and credits alone can amount to 50% or more of total solectrify plan cost. And the balance may be financed with favorable loans that could cause your monthly savings to exceed your monthly loan payments.
Gridly Can Help Start Your Solectrify Journey
With a mission to make the adoption of clean energy as pleasant and non-intimidating as possible, Gridly is your go-to solution when it comes to your solectrify planning and implementation. Our network of experts will look at your home’s unique needs to build custom recommendations for the ways you can reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Gridly will also help connect you to the applicable rebates, incentives and applicable tax credits in the state of Massachusetts.