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What if net metering is not allowed in my area?

It is still possible to install solar power, but any solar power not consumed by the household at the time it is produced will be exported to the electric grid, and is often compensated at rates lower than the retail electricity rate. The actual amount of solar electricity exported to the grid will depend on a variety of factors, including the total amount of electricity consumed, the size of the solar installation, and the degree to which electricity consumption occurs at the same time as solar production.

While actual values for a house will depend on the specific electricity usage patterns in that house, Project Sunroof estimates values for the percent of electricity exported to the grid using data from NREL. The estimates are based on the relationship between the total solar electricity production and the total amount of electricity consumed by the household. The larger the solar installation is …

What if my roof is really old?

If your roof needs to be replaced, it may make sense to replace the roof and install solar at the same time. Some providers offer a service to remove and replace a solar installation if you get a new roof in the future.

What if it snows on solar panels?

In climates warm enough to melt the snow, you can just wait until the snow melts. If you need to clear the panels, there are tools that can help. Check with your provider for recommended options.

How much will it cost me and my family to solar power my home?

Every solar panel system is custom designed. Between financing and incentives, customers are usually cash-flow positive in their first year. In addition, federal tax credits and low-interest solar loans contribute to a positive cash flow.

Is there a warranty on my solar system?

Solar Homes of America offers the strongest warranty package in the industry at no additional cost to the customer. Solar panel warranties are 25 years, we extend the warranty for inverter(s) to 25-years and also include a 10-year workmanship guarantee. Visit warranty page to learn more.

What if I own a multifamily home?

Depending on your homeowner’s association, you may still be able to get solar for your home. Project Sunroof does not always know which portion of the roof belongs to which address or homeowner, so check with a solar provider to learn what’s possible in your situation.

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