YOUR SOLAR JOURNEY STARTS HERE
Going solar can seem daunting at first, but we'll be with you every step of the way. It's important to understand the basics before going off-grid and our solar hub is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know from solar power, the installation process to the benefits of renewable energy. You'll learn about the environmental advantages, as well as the potential cost savings associated with solar power. Whether you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint or save money on your energy bills, our solar hub has everything you need to know before going green.
SOLAR POWER KNOWLEDGE BASE
The lowdown on solar power system essentials, including key components, costs, government incentives, and installation options.
GRID TIE VS OFF-GRID
Understand the key differences between each system, how they work and what their advantages and disadvantages are. By the end, you'll have a clearer picture of which type of solar power system is the right choice for you.
Net metering allows you to be credited for any excess energy your solar panels produce and feed back into the grid. Find out all the details with our guide.
Why Go Solar?
Solar energy offers numerous benefits, from environmental sustainability to significant savings on monthly electric bills. Homeowners with grid-connected solar panels can potentially save tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their system. For those living in remote locations without grid access, off-grid solar systems can provide power and independence to turn any property with sunshine into a comfortable and livable space. Whether you're looking to reduce your carbon footprint, save money, or gain energy independence, solar energy offers a variety of advantages. In this section, we'll outline these benefits in detail to help you determine whether solar power is the right fit for you and your home.
In this guide, we'll provide you with the tools you need to make an informed decision about solar energy. You'll learn how to assess your property's solar potential, evaluate the cost of installation, and determine whether any local regulations or ordinances might impact your ability to go solar.
WHY SHOULD I GO GREEN?
Our comprehensive guide will help you understand all the benefits and risks when switching to solar. From long-term cost savings to environmental impact, we'll provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether solar power is the right choice for your home.
The 26% solar tax credit is a significant financial incentive for homeowners considering going solar. If you have a tax liability, you may be eligible to claim this credit and receive a substantial reduction in the cost of your solar installation.
GETTING STARTED WITH SOLAR
For homeowners who are serious about going solar, this section provides a comprehensive overview of the entire process, from start to finish. We'll guide you through every step of the way, from sizing and designing your solar system to obtaining the necessary permits and completing the installation process. While some homeowners choose to work with a full-service solar installer, taking on your solar project can be a rewarding and cost-effective alternative. By investing the time and energy into the process, you can save a significant amount of money while gaining a greater understanding of how your solar system works. In the resources below we provide a realistic overview of the process of going solar, including the time, effort, and resources involved. By understanding the work involved, you can make an informed decision about whether to tackle your solar project on your own or work with a professional installer. With our guidance, you'll have all the information you need to successfully install a solar system and start reaping the benefits of solar power.
DO IT YOURSELF SOLAR
If you're looking to save money on your solar project, purchasing a DIY solar panel kit and installing it yourself or working with a local installer is a great option. In this section, we'll walk you through the steps involved in managing your own solar installation so you can make an informed decision about which route to take.
SOLAR BUYING GUIDE
In this comprehensive buying guide, we'll provide you with the tools you need to evaluate and compare major solar system components, including solar panels, inverters, batteries, and racking materials. You'll be able to shop with confidence and find the best deals on high-quality solar products.
Solar System Sizing
When it comes to solar power systems, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That's why it's important to take into account your personal energy usage, roof orientation, and sunlight availability during the sizing process. In this section, we'll provide you with the guidance you need to ensure that your solar power system is customized to meet your unique needs and maximize your energy savings.
SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION
To determine the best approach for your solar installation, it's important to compare the costs of a DIY installation versus a full-service installation. We'll help you navigate the options in our solar panel installation guide.
Navigating the permitting process can be daunting, especially since each jurisdiction has its own set of regulations. We'll guide you through the process and provide tips on how to get your PTO (permission to operate) without any hiccups.
THE TRUE COST OF SOLAR
This section provides a comprehensive guide to help you understand the process of going solar, from initial considerations to final installation. We'll take you through each step in detail, including system sizing and design, permitting, and installation. Taking on your own solar project can save you significant amounts of money, but it also requires time and effort. This guide will provide you with a clear understanding of what's involved in going solar and help you determine if it's the right choice for you.
SOLAR PANEL COST
The cost of going solar is determined by several factors, including the size of your system, your energy needs, and your geographic location. To get a better idea of how much it would cost you to go solar, use our solar calculator. It takes into account all the necessary variables and can provide you with an accurate estimate of the total cost of your solar project.
THE TRUE COST OF SOLAR & ROI
Solar power can be a profitable investment in the long run due to the potential for significant ROI. By going solar, you can save money on your electricity bills and even earn profits. This section will guide you on how to calculate your potential ROI and payback period to help you make an informed decision.
Explore different financing options to help you start your solar project. This section provides an overview of solar loans, leases, and PPAs, and compares their benefits and drawbacks to owning your system.