Home Solar Site Evaluation – What to Expect

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Home Solar Site Evaluation – What to Expect

Scheduling a home solar site evaluation is the first step to determining how well a rooftop PV system will work at your property. Most professional photovoltaic contractors don’t charge a fee for the one-on-one meeting, and afterwards, you’ll have a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges of solar panel installation.

If you’re thinking about making the switch to home solar, you’ll want to have a site evaluation done. Here’s a look at what to expect when you schedule a consultation with the Nationwide Solar team.

Rooftop Assessment

To support enough solar panels to power your home, your rooftop must be structurally sound. Our experienced installers – who, by the way, are also certified roofers – will see if any repairs are necessary, ensuring that your roof is ready for PV system installation.

We’ll also check for vents, skylights and other rooftop obstructions that could affect panel placement, and we’ll consider the pitch and orientation of your rooftop in planning the project.

Shade Analysis

When shade falls on solar panels, their output of energy drops. Even partial shading can cause a decrease in power production, and the issue can have a large effect if your rooftop PV system is covered in shade during peak sunlight hours.

To prevent shade problems, our professional team uses on-site analysis tools and specialized software that calculate how much shade your rooftop gets during the day. Seasonal variances are taken into account, enabling us to design a PV system for optimal performance. 

Costs & Incentives

What you really want to know is how much you’ll have to spend for home solar installation, right? You’ll get an estimate at the end of your site evaluation, and we’ll explain the components and equipment best-suited to meet your energy production needs.

Financial incentives are also available, and by taking advantage of every opportunity, you can save a great deal of money on a rooftop PV system. We’ll let you know about all of the current local, state and federal solar tax credits, rebates and grants on offer, and we’ll also go over your options for financing.

Schedule a Free Home Solar Site Evaluation

At Nationwide Solar, we provide free, no-obligation home solar site evaluations to homeowners and businesses in Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. We’re here to answer your questions and offer advice on rooftop PV system installation – and if you plan your project with us, you can count on expert workmanship, affordable pricing, a rock-solid warranty and exceptional customer service.

Are you ready to schedule a home solar site evaluation? Contact Nationwide Solar online or give us a call today.

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