Does My Home Qualify for Solar?

Putting solar panels on your home is a great way to lower electricity costs, increase your home’s value, and reduce your environmental footprint. There are a few key considerations that help determine if your property is a good candidate for solar panels.

If you can answer yes to these questions, congratulations! Your home is a great candidate and is ready for a free, no-obligation in-home assessment.

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Questions to Qualify

  • 1

    Do You Own Your Home?

    Solar systems aren’t reasonable for renters, because they are essentially a permanent part of the structure. It’s very difficult and impractical to take with you if you move out of a rental property. If you’re interested in solar power but live in a rental property, we recommend suggesting solar panels as a cost saving option to your landlord.

  • 2

    Is Your Roof Less Than 10 Years Old?

    A solar system should last over 20 years, so it’s important for the roof they go on to have a similar remaining life span. Homes with a roof more than 10 years old should consider a new roof prior to installing solar panels.

  • 3

    Does Your Homeowners’
    Association Allow Solar Panels?

    Some Homeowner’s Associations (HOA) have strict rules about the aesthetics of homes in a neighborhood and may have rules about solar panel installation. Most allow them as long as the homeowner goes through their permit process.

    It’s simple to check your HOA’s rules. If HOA permission is required, RxSun is happy to assist with the process while planning your installation.

  • 4

    Does Your Roof Get Enough Sun?

    A professional in-home solar assessment determines this in detail by analyzing a number of factors, including size, slope, and orientation.

    But before you call for an assessment, you can ask yourself:

    • Orientation – Is your roof south facing?
    • Shade – Is it largely free of shade and shadows for the majority of the day?

    These factors have some flexibility and are carefully considered by your solar consultant. For prequalification purposes, if the answers are yes or partially yes, then it’s definitely worth scheduling a home assessment.

  • 5

    Do You Use Enough Electricity?

    Solar power is a great way to save money on monthly utility bills, but there are still fixed costs associated with installation. If your home doesn’t use very much electricity, it is more difficult for the difference to offset the installation costs so the system pays for itself with savings. Generally speaking, if your electric bill averages more than $60 a month, then you are likely to be a good candidate for solar.

    Your RxSun consultant will help you determine this at your home assessment.

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Solar Savings Potential

Once you’ve determined you’re a good candidate for solar, it’s time
to think about financing options and how they can save you money.

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