System Details and Green Efforts:
We had been concerned about the environment and our legacy to our planet for some time. When we had the opportunity to build our home, we decided to incorporate as many energy saving/environmentally friendly systems as we could. Even though we live in a municipal electrical community and are not provided with net metering, we realized that, in the long run, the system would "pay for itself" and provide a net economic benefit to us..
What tips do you have for someone who might be considering moving forward with solar installation?Reach out to several installers for assessments/proposals. I would suggest looking for local, established installers, as I believe their long term support may be more reliable (for example, inverters may have a lifetime guarantee, but the replacement of the inverter may not be free if the original installer is no longer available). Also, it is important to individually understand the different rebate programs, to get the best financial incentives possible. However, even without detailed knowledge or understanding, it is important to realize that a solar system will likely "pay for itself" sooner than you think.