Thinking of making the switch to solar energy but aren’t quite sure where to start? Curious about your options or how the net metering system works? Are you thinking about the condition of your roof? Or how exactly it all works? We have all the answers for you. If you’re ready to start, you can schedule a free consultation today to get started.
If you’re unsure about what you need to know and how to prepare for your solar energy transition, we’ve mapped out a few things to think about and what you’ll need (or won’t need) to get started.
- What condition is your roof in?
This is a big concern when switching to solar. Many people decide that they’ll make the transition to solar shortly after or during a roof replacement or upgrade. This essentially kills two birds with one stone. If your roof is in need of work, it’s best to have that done prior to solar installation, but not required. Solar panels can always be disassembled and put back together if roof repairs need to happen after you’ve installed the solar energy system.
- How energy efficient is your home right now?
Do you have an old HVAC unit that drains your energy during the hot summer months of Florida? Or do you have a newer home with incredibly efficient power and energy? This will depend on how much power you’ll need to operate your home. Solar panels can help with either end of the spectrum. It is recommended to make some energy efficiency adjustments in tandem with installing your solar panels if you’re home isn’t quite efficient. This way, you can maximize your energy savings.
- How do you connect to the grid with solar energy?
With solar energy, there are two options.
Net metering is when you get the sun’s rays all day through your solar panels, and that powers your home. But like we said before, the sun’s got a lot of rays (energy). So this means that you’ll have an excess of energy at night and on rainy days when the sun isn’t shining. Net metering is essentially you partnering with the power company. They buy your energy when you have excess and then sell it back to you when you need to power your home through the grid.
The other option is complete energy independence with Tesla Powerwall. This is essentially a big battery that powers your home and stores the excess energy at night and on cloudy days. This completely cuts the power company out of the equation and you’ll be able to say you’re completely energy independent! We are certified Tesla Powerwall installers, so we can help you with both solar installation and Telsa Powerwall installation. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a free consultation!
We’re pretty confident you have more than just these three questions to ask about solar installation. We’ve got all the answers you need. We like to debunk common solar energy myths — it’s actually our hobby! Myths like large upfront costs and having no power on cloudy days. These are all untrue!
If you’re ready to make the switch over to solar energy, contact us today!