Rooftop solar panels have become one of the most desirable features a home can have, and many people who are planning to build a new home want to ensure it’s right for solar power. Here are some best practices from the specialists in home solar in Morris County, NJ, to ensure you optimize your benefits from renewable energy and increase the value of your home.

Plan Around Known and Future Shade Factors

The lay of the land on your lot can affect your access to the sunshine needed to power your panels. For example, a steep hill on the southern or western side of your property can create a lot of shade during prime charging time for your panels.

It’s also important to consider other factors that may create shade on your property and position your house to best avoid them. This can include how your neighbors will build on adjacent properties, whether you have large shade trees or not, and whether or not large-scale infrastructure (for example, a multistory building) is planned near your location.

If you are located close to the ocean, you may also have to speak to your provider about installing panels that have a more significant salt and wind resistance to reduce wear-and-tear or damage to your panels.

Plan the Design of Your Roof

Your roof needs to be able to safely support the optimal number of solar panels required for your system in a position and placement that allows them the greatest amount of sunshine. It’s also important that your roof is designed for easy access for solar panel maintenance. In New Jersey, this means positioning your solar panels on the south side of your roof, or a combination of south and east or south and west.

Pitched roofs are best for solar panels, but they can be installed on alt roofs as well – just remember that they need to be tilted at an angle to capture solar rays efficiently. When planning your roof design, remember to consider the placement of other items on the roof structure like chimneys, aerials and satellite dishes and ensure that they are placed well away from your solar panels.

Work with the Specialists in Home Solar in Morris County, NJ

At Green House Solar, we offer the latest in powerful, reliable and affordable home solar systems and are happy to work with you and your architect to help you design a solar powered home.

As a local company, we specialize in residential solar in Morris County, NJ, and our fully-certified and experienced team is ready to design, install and maintain your solar system, ensuring you get all the benefits of clean, affordable energy. We are an authorized dealer of SunPower solar systems. To find out more about residential solar and solar panel maintenance in Morris County, NJ, please contact us today or visit our website at

DIY is a great way for homeowners to save on home improvement projects, from painting and landscaping to repairing roof shingles and minor repairs. When it comes to solar systems, however, it’s highly recommended that you call in professional solar companies in Morris County NJ rather than taking on the job yourself. Here’s why.
• There’s no standard system: Every home solar system has to be designed from scratch – there’s no off-the-shelf, standardized system. This is because every home’s structure, position and energy needs are different, so the system has to be designed to take into account unique challenges and opportunities. Without this kind of professional input, your system is unlikely to deliver the results you want.
• Solar installation is complex: Designing the system is only the first step and there’s a lot of challenges to properly installing a solar system. Firstly, your roof has to be able to safely support the panels or your home’s structure could be put at risk. This means a comprehensive inspection and repairs. Then, heavy and expensive panes need to be safely lifted to the roof and secured to handle even the most high-impact weather. The team also then has to work with complex wiring and specialized equipment to ensure that the panels are properly operational and safe to connect to your home’s wiring. This requires qualified, experienced technicians to ensure there is no fire or safety hazards, and that everything is done up to code.
• Improperly installed solar systems can be dangerous: Years of training and experience are needed to work on solar installation in Morris County, NJ, and there’s a good reason for that. Badly installed panels and batteries can catch fire, come loose in high winds or cause dangerous electrical faults in your home, or cause your inverter to explode.
• You can’t benefit from State and Federal incentives: In NJ, there are several great programs that allow homeowners to benefit directly from their solar systems, from significantly reduced installation costs to selling excess energy your panels produce back into the grid for profit. However, these programs require you to partner with qualified solar companies to ensure that the system is guaranteed safe and effective. The short-term savings of going the DIY route are far less than the long-term benefits from these incentives.

Partner with Professional, Affordable Solar Companies in Morris County, NJ

At Green House Solar, we offer the latest in powerful, reliable and affordable home solar systems. As a small local company, we specialize in residential solar installation in Morris County, NJ, and our fully-certified and experienced team is ready to design, install and maintain your solar system, ensuring you get all the benefits of clean, affordable energy. We are an authorized dealer of SunPower solar systems. To find out more about solar installation cost in Morris County NJ, our company or services, please contact us today or visit our website at

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Solar power systems aren’t just great for the environment and for saving on your energy bills, they also offer big tax incentives and a healthy SREC market if you live in NJ. In fact, our state offers some of the best solar incentives in the country! Here are the NJ solar rebates and incentives for 2019.

  • Solar sales tax exemption: You are 100% exempt from any sales tax when purchasing your home solar system, a 7% savings on all your solar equipment.
  • Property tax exemption: Home solar systems are in high demand, and many homeowners invest in these systems in order to add value to their home and achieve a more attractive sales price. Fortunately, NJ residents investing in home solar systems do not have to pay any additional property tax on the value that system adds to your home.
  • Federal solar tax credit: You are also subject to the federal investment tax credit, reducing the cost of your home solar system by 30% when buying it outright.
  • NJ net metering: Through this program, you can sell any additional energy your home generates back into the grid at the retail rate. This is fairly profitable, as the retail rate is higher than the bulk rate utilities receive their electricity at and means that you never waste energy.
  • Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs): Each time your solar system produces one megawatt-hour of energy, you earn one SREC. These SRECs can then be sold on to utilities who use them to meet NJ Renewable Portfolio Standards. The price of these SRECs changes according to supply and demand and has ranged between $165 and $262 over the last few years.

Want to Reduce Power Cost in Morris County NJ? Contact Our Home Solar Team Today 

Green House Solar is one of the leading solar companies in Morris County, NJ. We are Sonnen Certified, and our experienced teams are ready to answer all your questions about home solar systems and solar battery backup systems. We are here to help design, install and maintain your solar system, completely customized to your needs and budget. To find out more about home solar in Morris County NJ, our company or services, please contact us today or visit our website at

On behalf of myself and the team I welcome you to the website of Green House Solar!

My name is Frank Curran, and I am a licensed electrician who started working in the solar industry in Colorado over a decade ago. When my family and I moved to northern New Jersey I knew that bringing solar energy solutions to folks was what I wanted to focus my professional energy on. Over the last decade I’ve built a successful business doing primarily Solar Panel Installations for homes, Solar Power Backup, Solar Panel Maintenance, Backup Generator Systems, and even lighting conversions for companies wanting to go LED. Lot’s of green stuff!

I have been successful I think, because I’m big enough to have all the team resources, equipment, and skillsets that people need to insure their system is installed correctly and in a timely fashion. Yet I’m not so big that I need to charge ridiculous overheads, or take an impersonal approach to the decision making process. We are straight shooters about solar, and about how WE do solar and so I don’t really have to sell folks, I think the facts about solar speak for themselves.

With our affiliation with SunPower, our customers now get the very best solar panels in the world, along with financing options that make solar affordable to everyone. They also get a lifetime support guarantee through SunPower which allows their panels to be serviced by Green House Solar, or any of dozens of authorized SunPower installers across New Jersey. You’ll never be left hanging out to dry when you go with SunPower, no matter how many years in the future you have a problem.

I really believe in, and enjoy what I do. I hope you’ll consider getting a quote from us for your Home or Office Solar or Backup Power project.





Frank Curran.

For NJ Home Solar Installations, Now is the Time, and Green House Solar is the Company.

Green House Solar provides complete solar installations to New Jersey homeowners and businesses without the massive cost overhead of big-box solar electric companies.. We are highly experienced, knowledgeable, honest, and we follow through on our promises. Best of all we don’t disappear after the sale is made and can maintain and service your installation for many years to come.

We are NABCEP certified PV Installers and licensed NJ Electrical Contractors. This means we do all our own electrical work, we don’t have to sub-contract it out like almost everyone else.

We provide a number of different services related to Solar Energy systems:

  • Complete Solar Installations, we handle everything.
  • Solar System Troubleshooting and Maintenance
  • Battery Back-up Solar Power Systems
  • Available for electrical sub-contracting for Solar Projects
  • Solar Backup Systems

What kind of Solar Panels will you Use on My House?

SunPower Solar Panel Installer Greenhouse Solar
SunPower Panel dramatically outperforms most panels, especially in shady conditions, and it looks a whole lot better on your roof too!

Greenhouse Solar is an authorized Sunpower solar panel dealer. We now use Sunpower solar panels exclusively because after many years of installing and using other types of panels, we came to the conclusion that Sunpower was simply making the best panels there is. They are better made, higher efficiency, more design forward (better aesthetics) than other panels we’ve tried. In the long run this actually makes them cheaper even though another panel may be slightly cheaper to purchase initially. The adage “You get what you pay for..” is certainly true with Solar Panels and when we talk with you we would be happy to explain why.

The other big advantage to consumers in going with an authorized Sunpower solar installer like Greenhouse Solar, is that any one of dozens of authorized solar installers in New Jersey can repair and maintain your Sunpower solar panel installation. While we expect that you will be a happy customer of Greenhouse Solar for many, many years, the fact is that you will never have to worry about your solar installer going out of business because your service and support is guaranteed by Sunpower for life, and they have dozens of licensed solar installers all across New Jersey.

Should I get a Solar Electric Backup Power System installed along with My Solar Panels?

The short answer to this question is a resounding YES! Solar backup systems can provide backup power to homes and offices for an almost indefinite period, keeping you safe and productive during the worst power outage scenarios. The added cost of Solar Electric Backup System Can be added to your financing and you can still purchase this option at zero down, paying it back over an extended payback period.

Whether adding to your existing system or putting in a new system, solar based backup power is an option to seriously consider. Visit our Solar Backup Power page for more information.