At Green House Solar our Solar story always has a happy ending. Green House Solar provides residential and commercial solar in Morris County and Northern New Jersey specializing in solar installation, backup power, and solar panel maintenance. For almost a decade, Green House Solar has been committed to our customers being happy for life, not just during the sales process. As an exclusive SunPower Solar Dealer, we add to that commitment the 25-year warranty of an established national brand. 

Although our client’s online search for a solar service provider was quite random, our team at Greenhouse Solar feel fortunate to be part of our client’s story.  

Meeting Our Client’s Home Energy Needs

I found them from some random solar website I was using and like with most of those sites I entered the relationship with an extreme amount of skepticism. However, that was replaced with understanding and the ability to meet some pretty awesome people.” – Green House Solar client.

Our client wanted a rooftop solar system installed onto a double-story home. Because we installed SunPower Solar Panels, our client gets elegant panels with 60% more power. And since safety is always our first consideration, we had all the necessary equipment to work safely on the rooftop.      

Giving Our Client The Best Service

Also, HUGE shoutout for the neatness of the work done. The cable runs that the electrician did (mint), and the lines from the roof to the garage, along with the ethernet cable installed to my network cabinet…all was done with professionalism.”   – Green House Solar client.

As a North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) photovoltaics (PV) installer and licensed New Jersey Electrical Contractor, we provide only the most professional service to our clients. We live and operate in our values of honesty, experience, and professionalism.    

Green House Solar Speaks With Honesty

Green House Solar is a family-owned business with over a decade of experience and professionalism. When you work with Greenhouse owner Frank Curran is directly involved in every project and accessible if needed. You can trust his team to speak with 100% confidence and integrity about what you can and can’t expect from your solar experience. 

How Does Our Client’s Story End? 

All in all, Green House Solar did a fantastic job and the only thing I get to complain about now, is the amount of cloudy days each month :)” – Green House Solar client.

The story of our family-owned business continues. We are still doing residential and commercial solar panel installation, back up power and maintenance in Morris county and Northern New Jersey. If you are interested in Solar power, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. We look forward to hearing from you.

Let There Be Light!

Solar panel maintenance in the summer is necessary to maintain the efficiency of your home solar system. With all the sunshine the season offers, it is a peak production period.

Because solar panels are designed to be durable, withstand the elements, and have no moving parts, they need very little maintenance. But it is good practice to clean the solar panels once a year and remove anything that might be blocking sun from the panels. It is the best maintenance to review the solar panel monitoring system to ensure it is still performing optimally.   

Give the solar panels a good clean this summer and let there be light!

Solar System Warranty and Panel Cleaning.

Solar panel installation in NJ is often covered by a warranty. Before cleaning any panels, review the terms and conditions of the solar system and panel warranty. Sometimes cleaning is covered by a maintenance warranty. If you feel the warranty is unclear in this matter, contact your solar service provider.    

Call In The Professionals for Rooftop Solar Panel Cleaning.

When you have a rooftop solar system, safety must always be the first consideration. Let a professional service provider clean the panels as they have all the necessary equipment to work safely on a rooftop. Ask your solar service provider if they clean panels or can provide a recommendation.        

How to Make Ground-Mounted Solar Panels Shine.

Residential solar panels in NJ are sometimes ground-mounted, and you might choose to clean the panels yourself. SunPower suggests cleaning the panels early in the morning or evening, as high heat will cause streaks and smears. However, if you feel more comfortable having your solar panels maintained professionally, our experts at Greenhouse Solar are always available.     

Remove The Shade.

Solar panels must be kept free from shade to function optimally. Check during daylight hours for trees or plants that shade the panels and trim them back. If there are other obstructions, remove them if possible. 

Review The Solar Panel Monitoring System.

Double-check that the light of the inverters is flashing green. It is an indication that there are no problems with the system.   

Our experts at Greenhouse solar provide high-quality solar installation, back up power and maintenance in Morris County and Northern NJ, for both residential and commercial properties. If you need assistance with solar panel maintenance in the summer, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Efficiency Of Solar Panels

Solar panel technology has evolved a lot over the last decade or so, and so has their popularity and affordability. Many homeowners across the country are looking for a way to power their homes sustainably and affordably, and as we continue to experience extreme weather incidents and feel the effects of climate change, investing in clean and renewable energy sources will become more and more important. 

We’ve recently seen many advances in solar panel technology, including:

  • Floating solar farms, sometimes called floatovoltaics. Installed on reservoirs or other large bodies of water, floating solar farms don’t take up valuable space on land, and they help with water evaporation by blocking the sunlight. 
  • Building-integrated photovoltaics, also called BIPV solar technology. This means the solar panels are seamlessly integrated into the existing structure of a building, like canopies, facades, curtain walls, and skylight systems. 
  • Solar skins. These are custom designs that are embedded into solar panels, much like a large advertisement on the side of a city bus. 
  • Solar fabric. Solar energy doesn’t just power your home – researchers are developing technology to integrate solar fabric into t-shirts, winter coats, and other items of clothing. 

Are You Ready To Take The Solar Panel Plunge?

If you’ve done any research at all about solar panels, you’ve probably come across the name SunPower. SunPower has the most high-performance solar panels available on the market. They offer up to 35% more in lifetime generation and come with an unbeatable warranty. The company has invested a lot in solar technology development and it shows, with their panels boasting high efficiency rates and their patented Maxeon solar cell. 

So if you’re ready to take the plunge and invest in a home solar system, our experts at Greenhouse Solar will be happy to visit your home, conduct an inspection, and let you know which SunPower solar systems are best suited to your property and your family’s energy needs. 

For more information about solar panel installation, or if you have any questions about which solar panels would be the most efficient for your home, please contact our team at Greenhouse Solar today. Discover why so many people in New Jersey choose us as their trusted residential solar supplier. We look forward to hearing from you.

Getting Off the Grid has Become Even More Important

Unpredictable and irregular weather incidents are happening more frequently, and as we come to terms with how climate change will continue to affect us, you may be wondering about viable off the grid energy solutions. We’re seeing hurricanes and tropical storms in New Jersey, tornadoes in Kentucky, unprecedented wildfires throughout California, and who can forget the recent Texas freeze that left people without power in some parts of the state for more than one month.

While solar panels won’t solve all of our climate-related crises, going off the grid by investing in a home solar system is a great way to help protect your household against severe and irregular weather incidents, which experts predict will happen more and more frequently. Solar panels don’t rely on your city’s power supply – they gather sunlight and turn it into energy that powers your home, and solar batteries are able to store excess energy to use at night or when the sun isn’t out.

Are You Ready To Go Off Grid?

If you’re curious about solar installation, here’s what we recommend:

  • Contact a local solar energy company and schedule a consultation. They’ll take a look at your home to determine if your roof is suitable for solar panels, and if it’s not, they can recommend other places on your property where a solar system can be installed. 
  • Discuss your energy needs with your solar installer. No two homes are alike when it comes to energy consumption and requirements, so in order to decide how many solar panels are best for your home, you’ll need to have a general idea of how much energy you use on a regular basis. 
  • Explore financing options. While solar panels have become much more affordable over the years, there are financing options available including solar leases and various loans. 

If you’re ready to go off the grid and harness the power of completely free, clean, and renewable energy from the sun, as well as do your part for the environment and reduce your energy costs, it’s time to think about investing in a home solar system. You won’t be reliant upon your city’s energy grid, and when the next weather disaster strikes, you’ll be prepared. 

For more information about getting off the grid, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. Discover why so many people in New Jersey come to us for the best off the grid energy solutions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Home solar vs community solar what you need to know

If you’ve decided it’s time to invest in a home solar system, but are still deciding on home solar vs community solar, you may be curious about the similarities, the differences, and the pros and cons of each system. In this article our team will explain both home solar systems and community solar systems, and they’ll discuss how to determine which one is best for you.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to solar power for your home. Some homes will be better suited to individual solar panels, while others might benefit more from a community solar system. Let’s take a more in-depth look at each option.

Home solar systems

With home solar systems, the solar panels are affixed to your roof and convert sunlight into energy that powers your home. The amount of energy home solar panels generate depends on the climate you live in and how much direct sunlight they receive. Home solar systems have a lifespan of around 25-30 years. Additionally, they require very little maintenance aside from the occasional cleaning, and you can store excess energy to use at a later time. 

Community solar systems

For neighborhoods that want to harness the power of free energy from the sun, community solar systems are an excellent option. These systems are mounted on the ground and are shared between several homes, meaning you won’t need to install solar panels on your roof. So if you and several neighbors get together and decide you all want to use solar energy to power your homes, a community solar system might be the solution. 

In closing, what’s better for you will largely depend on what type of roof you have, the direction your roof faces, how much direct sun exposure your roof receives, the climate you live in, and how much energy you use on a daily basis. We recommend contacting a trusted solar installer for an inspection, and they’ll recommend the best solar solution for you. 

If you’d like to know more about home solar or community solar options, or if you have any questions about solar panels and home solar systems, please contact our team today. Discover why we’re a trusted solar company for people in Morris County, NJ and beyond. We look forward to hearing from you.

Solar installation costs in NJ

As we experience the effects of climate change, like severe weather conditions in the Northeastern US, and as we understand more about how we can reduce our individual environmental footprints, many homeowners are interested in home solar systems. A common question we hear from people is: how long will it take my solar system to pay for itself? In this article our team discusses solar installation costs and what you can expect if you opt for a home solar system. 

The largest costs are upfront

Paying for the installation is by far the biggest cost you will incur. You’ll need to consult with a trusted solar company to understand how many solar panels you need, as each home differs according to roof type, size, and energy needs, but you can expect to spend anywhere between $11,000 and $15,000 upfront for materials and installation.

Will my entire home run on solar power alone?

This depends on several factors including the climate you live in, which direction your roof faces, how many people live in your house, and how much energy you use on a daily basis. A single person living in a one-bedroom house will use less energy than a family of six. 

How long will it take solar panels to pay for themselves?

The average time it takes to save between $11,000 and $15,000 on your monthly energy bills is between 10 to 20 years. Solar panels are a long-term investment and they also add value to your home, so whether you’re planning on remaining in your home for decades to come, or you aren’t sure where you’ll be in 10 years, going solar is worth it. 

Learn more about solar installation in NJ

If you’re concerned that the upfront costs of solar installation will be a barrier to you having a home solar system, there are financing options available including solar leases, payment plans, and more. Many solar companies will be happy to work with your budget and find a solution, so please contact your local solar company to learn what’s possible. 

If you’d like to know more about solar installation costs in Morris County NJ, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Greenhouse Solar today. We look forward to hearing from you.

NJ residential solar costs a worthy investment

Are you considering investing in a home solar system? Solar panels can generate free and completely clean energy from the sun to power your home, but you may be asking yourself: is a residential solar system really worth the cost and installation? There are several important factors to consider in order to answer this question, so our team at Green House Solar has put together this helpful guide to help you decide. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team if you’d like to learn more.

Review your monthly energy bill. As a general rule, the higher your electricity bill is every month, the more you stand to benefit from having a home solar system. But your energy use will change from season to season, so there will be certain times of year when your bill is more expensive than others. 

Make a note of how much sun exposure your roof receives. The more direct sun exposure, the better. However, if your roof is shaded or doesn’t receive direct sunlight all day, that doesn’t mean you won’t benefit from solar panels. If you’re unsure, ask a local solar company to visit your house and conduct a thorough evaluation.

Get some estimates from local solar installers. We recommend getting several estimates from local solar companies to get an idea of how much the installation will cost. This is also recommended so you’re aware of what exactly is included within the estimate (i.e. solar panel maintenance, solar battery storage, etc.), and so you feel confident with the company you hire. 

Be aware of tax credits and incentives. There are several tax credits and incentives for homeowners who have solar panels, and they differ from state to state. In New Jersey, for example, we have the Solar Investment Property Tax Exemption. This is a property tax exemption based on the added value of home solar panels. 

Is residential solar worth it?

The best way to answer this question is to speak with homeowners who have been using their solar systems for several years. They’ll be able to give you an overview of installation costs, as well as how their energy bills have changed in the years since using solar panels to power their homes. Similarly, our team will be happy to give you our best estimate in regards to how solar panels will benefit you and your household. 

If you’d like to learn more about residential solar costs in NJ, please contact our team at Green House Solar today or visit our website at:

NJ solar tax credits explained

Are you considering investing in a home solar system? Solar panels have many benefits, including using free and clean energy from the sun to power your home, as well as lowering your monthly energy bills. But did you know that there are also solar tax credits and incentives for homeowners in New Jersey? In this article, our team at Green House Solar will discuss the solar tax credits and incentives available to you right now. 

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC): This is a 26% federal solar tax credit that can be claimed for any home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022. 

Solar Investment Property Tax Exemption: This is a property tax exemption based on the added value of home solar panels. 

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs): This credit compensates you per kilowatt-hour that your solar system produces, and it varies according to the current market value. 

Solar Panel System Sales Tax Exemption: This incentive gives you a sales tax exemption of around 6.6%. 

Solar installation in Morris County, NJ

If you’re ready to invest in a home solar system and want to know what your options are, our team will visit your home, conduct an inspection of your roof and your property, and recommend either a ground solar system or rooftop solar panels. The type of solar system that’s best for you will depend on several factors, including the materials and angles of your roof, the direction it faces, and if there are any obstructions like large trees. 

As we outlined above, there are several available solar tax credits and incentives in New Jersey. In addition to these, you’ll also enjoy lower monthly energy bills once your home solar system is up and running. You’ll also have the added benefits of reducing your carbon footprint and decreasing your dependence on your city’s electricity grid. If you’re concerned about the upfront costs associated with installing solar panels, we’re happy to discuss several financing options available to you.

If you’d like to learn more about solar tax credits in NJ, or if you have any solar panel installation questions, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. We look forward to helping you live “off the grid.”

How to plan your residential solar system

Have you made the decision to switch to solar energy? Residential solar systems have many benefits, but before you can get started with the installation, planning is essential. Our team at Green House Solar outlines the six simple steps to take when planning for your home solar system.

1. Determine your home’s solar potential

Each home has a unique solar potential, so we recommend scheduling an inspection with a trusted solar panel installer. They’ll conduct a review of your property, your home, the position of your roof, and other elements to give you personalized recommendations. 

2. Decide between rooftop or community solar

While you do have the option to install solar panels on your roof, not all roofs are suitable for solar panel installation. Or perhaps you live in a community where your neighbors are also interested in going solar. If that’s the case, you may be able to harness the power of a community solar system, which is a shared system connected to several homes. 

3. Understand your energy needs

Most of us don’t actually know how much energy we use each month, we simply pay our bill and continue with our lives. But with solar systems you’ll need to know how many solar panels are required to support your home’s energy needs, so we recommend scheduling a home energy audit beforehand to understand this fully. 

4. Get several solar installation quotes

As the saying goes, word of mouth is usually the best reference, so if you know anyone who has a home solar system it’s worth asking them who installed it. We also recommend researching online for customer satisfaction reviews of local solar companies before making your choice. 

5. Figure out the financing

If you can’t afford the upfront costs of solar panel installation, it doesn’t disqualify you from having a residential solar system. There are many financing options including solar loans, solar leases, and power purchase agreements. Speak with your solar installer to understand your choices and what works best for your budget. 

6. Choose an installer

Once you understand your specific solar needs, you’ve figured out the financing, and you’ve received a quote that you’re happy with, it’s time to choose an installer and start the work. The actual installation process can be done relatively quickly – usually in a few days – and you’ll soon be set up and ready to use solar energy to power your home. 

If you’d like more information about residential solar systems, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. We’re proud to be a trusted NJ solar company and we’ve helped many local families convert to solar. We look forward to hearing from you.

Going solar Investigate your home’s energy efficiency first

Congratulations on making the decision to go solar! Home solar systems allow you to reduce your energy consumption, harness the power of the sun for completely free and renewable energy, move away from your city’s power grid, and make a positive impact on the environment. But before you get started installing solar panels, we recommend you investigate and improve your home’s energy efficiency first. Here’s how to do it.

Schedule a home energy audit

No two homes are the same when it comes to energy usage. How much energy you use on average depends on the climate you live in, how large your home is, and how many people live there. A home energy audit will highlight where you’re using the most energy, as well as steps you can take to reduce the energy currently being used in your home.

Invest in energy-efficient electronics and appliances

Washing machines, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, ovens, and other appliances you use often can result in big energy bills every month. Many advances have been made in this space, and energy-efficient appliances are now the norm for many homes across the country. 

Make the switch to LED light bulbs

Most of us have at least one or two lights on in our homes at all times. This can be an issue if your light bulbs aren’t energy-efficient, as it can add up to significant energy usage and reflect in your electric bills. 

Understand how your heating and cooling systems will affect your solar needs

Those of us in New Jersey need a reliable heating system in the winter, as well as a reliable cooling system in the summer. If your HVAC system is electric, that means you’ll need significantly more solar energy to power your home, something you can discuss during your home energy audit. 

Homeowners across New Jersey are discovering the many benefits of home solar systems, and while there is no one-size-fits-all residential solar solution, our team of specialists will inspect your home and make customized recommendations for you. Despite what you might have heard, solar panels are not only for people who live in climates where it’s hot and sunny year round. 

If you’d like more information about your home solar options in NJ, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. We’ve been helping people in Morris County NJ with residential solar solutions for years and we look forward to hearing from you.