The Bright Side of Solar Panels

Cost Savings and Increased Home Values in Seattle, WA

In today’s world, where energy costs are on the rise and environmental concerns are paramount, the installation of solar panels has become an increasingly attractive option for homeowners. Seattle, Washington, with its commitment to sustainability and innovation, is an ideal place to explore the benefits of solar power. In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the cost savings associated with installing solar panels versus not having them, as well as how it can enhance the value of your home. We will also introduce MAD Energy NW as the go-to company for solar panel installation in Seattle.

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Client Testimonials

Offset Increasing Utility Rates:

As electricity rates continue to climb, homeowners are faced with higher monthly bills that can put a significant dent in their budgets. Solar panels offer a sustainable solution by harnessing the power of the sun to generate electricity, thereby reducing or even eliminating your reliance on traditional utility companies.

Increasing Home Values:

Solar panels not only help you save on monthly expenses but can also significantly boost the appeal and value of your home:

Washington State

Solar Incentives

30% Federal Tax Credit

100% Sales Tax Exemption

Net Metering

Accelerated Depreciation


Here's how it works:

  • Reduced Energy Bills: Solar panels generate electricity during daylight hours, which means you’ll be using less energy from the grid. This results in lower monthly utility bills and potentially substantial long-term savings. With Seattle’s abundant sunshine during the summer months, you can expect substantial savings on your energy bills.
  • Net Metering: In Seattle, net metering allows you to sell excess electricity back to the grid, earning you credits that can further reduce your energy costs. This system can turn your energy meter into a two-way street, benefiting both you and the environment. It’s a win-win situation for your wallet and the planet.
  • Protection from Rate Hikes: By generating your electricity, you insulate yourself from future utility rate increases. This stability is especially valuable as energy costs are expected to rise over time. Imagine the peace of mind knowing that your energy costs are under control.

Energy Efficient Homes & Higher Appraisal Value

  • Energy-Efficient Homes: Homes with solar panels are more attractive to environmentally conscious buyers. They see a property with reduced carbon emissions and lower energy bills as a smart investment in a greener future for their families and the planet.
  • Higher Appraisal Values: Solar panel installations can increase the appraised value of your home. Appraisers take into account the potential energy savings and the added market value of sustainability features. This can translate into a higher resale price when you decide to move.
  • Faster Sales: Solar-equipped homes tend to sell faster in competitive real estate markets like Seattle. Buyers see these homes as move-in ready and a long-term cost-effective choice. Your property’s marketability and desirability get a significant boost.

Solar Systems

What we offer

Roof System

This is the most cost-effective application, which in turn provides the best return on your investment. Solar panels are more efficient than ever! Couple that with a 30% income tax credit, there’s never been a better time to install solar panels on your home.

Ground system

Rooftop solar is not your only option for panel placement, and sometimes is not the best option. If you have the space for it, a ground mount solar array offers the opportunity to install more solar than what may fit on your roof. In addition to being easier to clean, ground-mount solar will typically run more efficiently since the system operates under less heat creating less friction as the solar energy transfers to your home electrical system.


Considering a backup source for power during a power outage? Adding battery backup to your solar project is a great way to store energy for those stormy days, and eliminates the need to maintain a gas engine like a generator. These batteries run noise free and automatically transfer power when needed. And YES, these do also qualify for the 30% federal income tax credit!

We are the premier commercial, residential, and new construction solar company in Washington State.


What's Included

solar panels


Solar panels, also known as modules within the industry, convert sunlight into electricity using the photovoltaic effect.


Solar Inverters convert the direct current power produced by the modules, into an alternating current to be used.


Solar racking is the mounting system that supports and secures the panels to the roof or ground structure.


Solar Batteries are used to store electricity generated by the solar panels for those times when the utility power drops out.

MAD Energy NW is Seattle’s premier solar panel installation company, dedicated to providing sustainable energy solutions to homeowners. With a team of experienced professionals and a commitment to customer satisfaction, MAD Energy NW offers the following advantages:

  • Customized Solutions: MAD Energy NW designs solar systems tailored to your specific energy needs and property requirements. We understand that no two homes are alike, and our experts work with you to create an efficient and effective solar setup.
  • Expert Installation: Our skilled technicians ensure seamless and efficient installation, maximizing the energy production of your solar panels. With MAD Energy NW, you can trust that your system will be set up for optimal performance.
  • Maintenance and Support: Our post-installation support ensures that your solar panels operate at peak efficiency for years to come. MAD Energy NW is not just your installer; we are your long-term partner in sustainable energy.

Work You Can Believe In

The Mad Energy Solar Warranty

25-30 Year Solar Panel Production Warranty

12-25 Year Inverter and Optimizer Warranty

25 Year Racking Warranty

10 Year Workmanship Warranty

10 Year Battery Warranty

Installing solar panels in your Seattle home is not just a way to offset rising utility costs; it’s an investment in your future and the environment. The cost savings, increased home values, and eco-friendly appeal make it a wise choice for homeowners. When considering solar panel installation in Seattle, MAD Energy NW is the company to call for reliable and top-quality service. Join the green energy revolution and enjoy the benefits of solar power. Make the smart choice today for a brighter and more sustainable tomorrow. Contact us today!