New Homeowner’s Guide To Working With Solar Professionals

So you’re getting solar panels. Good for you. Going solar is more affordable than ever, and it’s going to save you a lot of money while increasing the value of your home.

You’re entering into a working relationship with a solar company now, and you’re wondering just what you should expect and what you should be looking for.

Keep these basics in mind when working with your solar professional.

Get Your Free Quote: 888-653-4924 


Your solar professional will need to come out to your house to do an on-site assessment (happens before you sign contracts or hire them). They will be able to tell you how much power you’re going to get from solar panels, how many panels you will need, and if solar is the best option for you.

Talk to them about your expectations for solar energy and your contract, so they know where you’re coming from and can address all your thoughts and concerns.

After the assessment, your solar professional will show you a layout that can provide you the energy you need at the cost you desire.

Financing And Solar Tax Benefits

Your solar professional will talk to you about your available tax incentives/rebates from state and federal government and how they can help you finance solar for your home.

During the on-site assessment, solar professionals will discuss financing options with you. They will go over what their company can offer you, and can talk to you about different options available to you through banks, the government, or their company.

Get Your Free Quote: 888-653-4924 

Solar professionals will additionally go over city/state building permits, and what you may or may not need to qualify your home for solar panels. Solar professionals will usually handle all permit processes, though you may need to file for any HOA permits if you live in a planned neighborhood.

Installing Your Solar Panels

Most installations will be completed in one day. You have nothing to do but to sit-back and get ready to enjoy your solar energy.

Solar professionals will attach flashings, rails, and mounts. Solar panels will be attached to the rails and then linked to the array. After everything is applied to your roof, the panels are connected to the inverter.

If you’re system will be connected to the grid, inspections from the utility company are commonly required before your system can start producing power.

Overall, it doesn’t take long when you’re working with solar professionals. They’re fast, efficient, and educated. You’ll be enjoying those savings in no time at all.

Get Your Free Quote: 888-653-4924 

Find Out If You Qualify For Solar Funding!


(Scroll down to see how you can win a $500 gift card to Home Depot)

Thank you, we have sent your information to our most trusted company in your area. They will be reaching out to you shortly from a number you don’t recognize, please answer the phone when they call.

They will need to verify your information over the phone before they will know if you are a good candidate for solar.

Frequently Asked Questions about Solar:

Q: What is the ITC?

A: The Federal Government in the year 2019 will pay for 30% of your solar cost. That's like the Federal Government paying 30% of your electric bill for the next 30 years.

Q: Is there a solar program that is 100% free?

A: No. There are programs without any enrollment, install, or maintenance costs. However, you still have to pay the lower power bill that comes accompanied with your electricity use.

Q: What energy efficient program offers the most savings?

A: Solar offers massive savings to the homeowner. Especially as electric rates tend to rise year after year, and homeowners are using more power as they are adding in home automation, tvs, speakers, etc.

Scale of Solar Prices Over Time

Featured Promotion:

We protect your information.


Q: Are solar panels ac or dc?

A: Direct current (dc) is what the solar panels produce and the energy that is stored in the batteries. Alternating current (ac) is the current on the grid and what you’re most likely using with traditional appliances. That’s why inverters are necessary for solar panels. The inverters convert the dc to ac so that it’s safe for home appliances.

Q: Are solar panels cheap?

A: While solar panels are more affordable than ever, they are not cheap. Fortunately there are many financing options for homeowners who want to switch to solar energy. Even options that allow homeowners to get solar panels installed on their homes for $0 down (PPA program).

Related Articles


    1. Hello Deborah!
      Simply fill out your contact info and you’ll be contacted shortly. You fill the info out for completely free quotes on your individual home since we don’t really know how much it will cost you until you’ve had a professional look at your place. It’s completely free and absolutely no-commitment so don’t worry about that.

      Home Professionals

    2. You’ll want a direct quote from a solar professional in your area to be sure. They can tell you how many panels you’d need and where you’d need them to get the most of your solar panels. The cost can fluctuate based on the size of your system and then of course any state and federal rebates you use will reduce that cost even further. Your solar pro can help get you connected to all that when you ask them for a free quote. Or you can feel free to use our 100% quote-finder just there in the orange form. We can quickly connect you to solar pros who can give you a free quote on expenses!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *