If you are considering solar to save money on your energy bills and to use a sustainable energy source, you may have questions about your roof.
Solar panels should be installed on a roof that is in good condition. It is important to assess your roof to determine if solar will be viable in your situation. We can help you determine if your roof is in good enough shape and if it gets enough sun exposure. Depending on the age and condition of your roof, you may want to consider replacing or repairing it before adding solar panels. The good news is that nearly every type of roof (asphalt, shingled, clay tile) can accommodate solar panels. Our solar consultants will address your roof viability early on in the process. You may also be able to both add solar and replace your roof in one loan. And did you know that solar actually adds resiliency to your roof? Win-win!
Do we need to rewire our home to get solar power?
Extensive rewiring for solar power is not generally needed. However, our solar installer will need to make sure you have adequate space in your electrical service panel to accommodate the solar input.
How important is the direction our house faces to our solar plans?
South-facing homes used to be considered optimal for solar panels because they harnessed the most energy from the sun. But advancements in solar technology enable high-performance solar panels to harness plenty of clean energy from just about any roof—even on cloudy days.
Will trees on my property need to be removed for solar on my home?
Sometimes trimming trees is necessary to let the most sunlight to help us get the most solar energy from our roof. But with advancements in solar technology, extensive tree removal is a thing of the past. For example, the most technically advanced solar panels enable every panel to capture optimal sunlight, even in shade-prone areas. Your [client name] dealer will help you choose the right panels for your home.
Will solar power lower the value of my house?
No, quite the opposite. In study after study, energy upgrades such as solar power have been shown to increase the value of a home. The average increase is about 4%, but specific factors will determine how much — such as the availability of performance-based solar incentives and the age of your PV system.
How much can we really save with solar power?
The question on going solar is: how much can you really save? This is determined by the amount of electricity you need, the available space on your roof, the solar system you choose, and, perhaps, the value of solar power to your utility. Solar installation prices have dropped over the last decade, and so solar energy is now considered a tremendous investment no matter where you live.
Calculate your own projected savings from solar energy with our Solar Calculator.
Let us answer all of your questions! Go solar with District Energy and save now and long into the future. Talk to our sales staff or visit us online for more.