As solar power technology becomes more effective and affordable, many New Jersey homeowners are considering this investment. But is your home’s roof suitable for solar installation? And will a solar system be able to meet your home’s energy needs? Here is some helpful advice from our home solar team in Morris County, NJ.

Roof Type and Condition 

For home solar installation, a strong and durable roof is essential. Asphalt shingle, composite, concrete tile or standing seam metal roofs are all a good fit for a solar installation. It’s still possible to install a home solar system if your roof is wood shake or clay, but it is important to then choose an installer who has experience with managing this type of project.

In many ways, the condition of your roof is more important. If it is near the end of its lifespan, it’s a good idea to replace your roof before installing your home solar system. The panels we use have a lifespan of around 40 years, so having to replace a roof after the panels are installed can be a complex job.

Amount of Sunlight on Your Roof 

In order to be effective, solar panels need to be exposed to a significant amount of sunlight. Our solar installation team can do a full evaluation on your roof’s orientation (ideally, the panels should be South-facing) and how shaded it is. Modern solar panels are designed to be very efficient even in low-light situations, but too much shading simply won’t produce the amount of power your home needs. There are several solutions, however, including placing panels on a different side of the roof or trimming back trees.

Another factor that determines your home’s suitability for solar power is your local climate. While they can work in cloudy/rainy climates as well as hot/sunny ones, it’s a good idea to ensure that the technology you are installing is best suited to your local climate. This includes durability and ability to weather harsh winters or storms.

Need Home Solar? Speak to the Specialists in Solar Installation 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 home 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, the same solar cells that NASA use to power the GROVER Project. To find out more about residential solar in Morris County NJ or solar installation in Morris County NJ, please contact us today or visit our website at https://greenhouse.solar/

 

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It’s the New Year and, for many people, now’s the perfect time to make plans to live a more rewarding, productive and satisfying life. Here’s why investing in home solar power should be one of your resolutions for 2019!

  • You’re supporting the environment: Solar power is a clean, renewable energy that produces no harmful emissions that damage the environment, unlike using fossil fuels. Although the production of solar equipment is still not 100% green, this energy is paid back quickly when it’s put to use in as little as one year.
  • They save you money in the long term: Although investing in home solar systems requires an upfront cost (this will vary according to the scope of your installation), your energy bill will immediately decrease substantially, leading to significant cost savings. If your solar system is extensive enough, you can even make money off of it by selling the energy you generate back into the grid at a premium rate. This can be done through the New Jersey SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates) market, the largest in the nation, and one with some of the highest prices in recent times. It’s important to note that NJ SRECS could expire, so it’s vital to get involved as soon as possible to reap the rewards.
  • 2019 is the last year of the 30% tax credit: This year is the last year homeowners are eligible for the 30% tax credit as part of the solar incentives program, saving you 30% of the total cost of your home solar system. If you’re on the fence about getting a solar system for your home, it’s important to act now before you miss out.
  • It increases your home’s value: According to real estate agents, one of the most sought-after features in a home are those that lower day-to-day running costs – and that means home solar systems. It’s a great way to increase your home’s market value and add significant consumer appeal, even if you’re only planning to sell years later.

Make 2019 the Year You Save – Invest in Home Solar 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 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 in Morris County NJ, our company or services, please contact us today or visit our website at https://greenhouse.solar/

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.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Frank Curran.