When you install solar panels on your home, you’ll save money and help eliminate harmful carbon emissions from your local environment. It’s easy to get excited about the prospect. But before you add solar panels to your roof, what questions should you ask to make sure solar energy makes sense for your home and your situation?
Do I need a new roof to go solar?
Solar panels should be installed on a roof that is in good condition. Assessing your roof condition is an important step in determining your home’s viability for solar power. Depending on the age of your roof, you may want to consider replacing or repairing your roof before adding solar panels. The good news is that nearly every type of roof (asphalt, shingled, clay tile) can accommodate solar panels. A professional solar installer will address your roof viability early on in the process.
Do we need to rewire our home to get solar power?
In most cases, you will not have to do extensive rewiring for solar power. You do, however, need to make sure you have adequate space in your electrical service panel to accommodate the solar input, and our solar installer will determine and take care of this during your home visit.
Is my home facing the right way for solar energy?
Historically, homes facing south were considered optimal for solar panels because they harnessed the most energy from the sun. But advancements in solar technology enable high-performance solar panels like to harness plenty of clean energy from a roof that’s not optimally oriented to the sun—even on cloudy days. Western or southwestern-facing roofs that capture more of the setting sun can often generate solar energy that’s actually higher value to the homeowner.
Will solar power lower the value of my house?
No. In study after study, energy upgrades such as solar power have been shown to increase the value of a home. Specific factors will determine by how much – such as the home’s location, availability of performance-based solar incentives, and the age of the PV system.
How much can we really save with solar power?
The big question on home solar is this: how much can you really save? This is determined by the available space on your roof, the amount of electricity you need, the solar panels you choose, and the value of solar power to your utility. Fortunately, solar installation prices have rapidly dropped over the last decade, and solar energy is now considered a great investment no matter where you live.
How can I get installed?
Join the waitlist this month and be qualified for an installation. We’ll also give you 50% discount connection fee.