If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you are considering switching to solar energy. That is great news! Solar power can benefit you financially while reducing your carbon footprint.
Solar power is a serious commitment, and we want to ensure that you are ready to take the next step into cleaner, price-protected energy. Here’s our checklist of things to accomplish before putting panels on your roof!
1. Assess your home.
Today, many people across the country receive great benefits from their solar panels. In order to maximize results, assess your situation to ensure that solar is the right option for you. Things like location, home size and shape, energy needs and government incentives can all play a hand in deciding whether solar will be beneficial to you.
2. Calculate your rebates and incentives.
Solar energy can save you thousands in the long run, and we want to make sure our customers receive the most out of their panels. Before beginning your project, make sure you are fully equipped with all information regarding tax credits and incentives. Although the federal tax credit applies to most U.S. residents who purchase their panels, many states offer different incentives and rebates.
If you are unsure where to start, ask your contractor what options you have and how to make the most out of your purchase.
3. Research your solar financing options.
Several solar companies offer competitive options for residents to plan out their payments. Momentum Solar helps customers with options such as solar leases, cash credits and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). We understand solar energy is an investment, which is why we provide homeowners with these options so that they can achieve their energy goals while lowering their utility bills.
4. Evaluate the condition of your roof.
Most solar panels are placed on roofs at an angle, which is an optimal position in most cases, to absorb sunlight. To determine the exact position and angle to place panels, installers consider the conditions and setting of the property as well as possible obstructions such as shadows from trees or other buildings.
If your roof is dilapidated or nearing 20 years old, we highly recommend replacing your roof before installing your panels. It is in a homeowner’s best interest to take care of any roof repairs to avoid a situation where panels would have to be dismantled and replaced back on the roof.
Luckily, Momentum Home can take care of this for you! Visit www.momentumhome.com or call 1(888)338-HOME for your free assessment.
5. Ready for install!
If you can check off all of these items on our list, then you are one step closer to installing solar panels on your roof!
At Momentum Solar, we are committed to delivering a first-class experience to our customers through their journey to cleaner, price-protected electricity generated by the sun. We handle the entire process from solar enrollment through customized design, engineering, permitting, installation and activation of every system to ensure a seamless transition to renewable energy.