How do I determine if solar is right for me?
To start, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to help determine if solar is right for you:
1. Do You Own Your Single Family Home?
- If you own a single family home and are not part of HOA requiring approval for any home improvement, adding solar panels can be a simple decision.
- But if you are part of an HOA or own a condo, do not despair. Even though you might not have exclusive rights to your roof – you may be able to get approval from the HOA board. At Hilton Head Solar, we’ve worked with several clients helping them navigate through the HOA process. Call us to see if we can help you, too.
2. Is Your House Primarily In The Sun?
- While solar panels love sunlight, you may be surprised to find solar panels still work even if your roof doesn’t receive 100% sunlight. Ideally, your home will have a southern, eastern or western facing roof. It also will have a pitch of 30 degrees and will be free from obstructions such as chimneys, skylights and/or dormers. Although trees and other obstructions could affect your solar output, at Hilton Head Solar can help identify just how much sun you’ll need. Just give us a call and we’re happy to determine if solar is right for you.
3. How much do you currently pay for electricity?
- Your current electric bill can help us determine just how much money you can save by installing solar panels. When you go solar, you effectively install a mini power plant on your roof. This basically replaces the power plant your utility company uses to provide you with electricity. With South Carolina’s electric rates being one of the highest in the country, there’s a very good chance you could see significant savings by installing a solar panel system.
4. What’s My Expected Return on Investment?
- Solar panel system installation costs will vary based on the number of panels used, the location where they’re installed, and the type of panels you select. At Hilton Head Solar, we can easily estimate the cost of installing your solar system and determine if it’s right for you. Even better yet, there are a number of financing options and solar incentives that can significantly reduce your net cost – to even as low as $0 down!