Making the switch to clean, sustainable, solar energy can sometimes feel like an overwhelming process. From financing to avoiding scams, SunHarvest Solar is here to help! Keep reading to learn more about a few common mistakes people make when going solar, and how to avoid them:
1. How to Properly Finance
There are many options to explore before purchasing a solar system for your home or business. View these quick and informative videos or check out this blog to learn more about the differences between purchasing the system outright, solar leases, power purchase agreements, and financing your system. Knowing which financial option is best for you and your home or business is a crucial part of ensuring your solar journey goes smoothly. If done well, your solar energy system should be able to provide tax credits and other incentives, and money off of your electric bill! Do your research; ask for multiple quotes, dive deep into your financial information, and never settle for something you don’t feel comfortable paying for.
2. Choosing Where Your Solar Panels are Installed
Solar panels have the ability to last 25 to 30 years, and can offer a return on your investment unlike any other energy solution. Installation can be an expensive part of going solar, so you’ll want to be sure it’s done right the first time. You can learn more about how roof design, panel location, and more can affect the efficiency of your solar system here. Make sure your roof is in tip-top shape before installing your solar panels. If your roof isn’t ideal for solar, consider a ground-mount system instead! Click here to learn more about each step of the installation process.
3. Research Your Home or Business and its Energy Needs
All buildings are different and require a varying amount of energy. Knowing what your home or business requires to run properly is an important part of pre-solar preparation. Read your billing statements to get a good idea of how much solar your building needs to be powered to your liking. You can learn more about tracking your energy usage here, and reading your electricity bill after going solar here. SunHarvest Solar can also provide a free, no-obligation quote.
Check out this blog for answers to more frequently asked questions we hear from customers who are interested in going solar. If you have any more questions, comments, or concerns about going solar at your home or business, get in touch with our SunHarvest Solar team! We can help you every step of the way.