How Solar Impacts the Value of Your Property

Homeowners in New Jersey and beyond are installing solar systems on their property in order to power their homes with completely free and renewable energy from the sun. But you’ve probably wondered: will a solar system increase my property value or is it a deterrent for some buyers?

In this article, our team at Green House Solar will discuss installation costs, return on investment, and explore several caveats about home solar panels in Morris County.

Solar Panel Installation Costs

The upfront installation costs can sometimes make people wary of home solar panels, but with things like solar leases, solar loans, and the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit, homeowners have more options than ever before to finance their solar system installation. In addition, the average warranty of a market-leading solar system is around 25 years. However, the lifespan of the panels is much longer than that, so if you’re planning on selling your home within that time frame, having solar panels will be very attractive to potential buyers. 

Additionally, according to home buying and selling sites like Zillow, homes with solar panels sell for 4.1% more on average than homes without a solar system. 

Return on Residential Solar Investment

One obvious benefit of solar panels is lower monthly energy bills, but did you know that energy that you save from having a home solar system translates to your home being valued at a higher price? The National Renewable Energy Laboratory conducted a study and found that for every dollar saved on energy via a home solar system, the value of the home increases by $20. That’s a huge return on investment of 20:1. 

Residential Solar Caveats

If you lease your solar system and want to sell your home, the buyers will also need to agree to take over your existing solar lease. You can also transfer your solar lease to someone else, and many solar leasing companies can assist you in finding a buyer for your lease.

As mentioned above, the average warranty is 25 years, although the lifespan of the panels is much longer than that. In fact, with the lowest degradation of the highest rated SunPower panels, only 0.25% is lost per year, meaning that even after 25 years those panels will still be producing 92% of the power they were on day one

If you’d like to know more about how solar systems can increase your property value, or if you have any other residential solar questions, please contact our team today or visit us at: http://greenhouse.solar/

Solar panel system installation: what to expect

If you’re considering installing a solar panel system at home, you may be wondering what happens during the installation process and what you can expect. More people are opting for home solar systems now because they want to break free from conventional energy, reduce their environmental footprint, and lower their monthly energy costs. 

In this article, we’ll discuss each step of the installation process from start to finish. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our team today – they’ll be happy to help.

Step #1: Install Solar Panel Mounts

The first step is installing solar panel mounts. These pieces are affixed to your roof, and then your solar panels are affixed to the mounts. Your solar installer will inspect your roof to determine what type of mounts will work best, and then they’ll place them in the ideal position for maximum sun exposure. While it’s true that solar panels generate energy on cloudy days, you want your solar panels to be in the best position possible to absorb as much sunlight as they can, hency why it’s so important to properly place the mounts. 

Step #2: Install the Solar Panels

Once the mounts are firmly in place, it’s time to attach the solar panels to the mounts. Your solar installer will ensure the panels are properly attached to the mounts and that they’re angled correctly. It’s important that your solar panels are securely affixed to the mounts.

Step #3: Wire the Solar Panels

After your solar panels have been secured to the mounts, you’ll need to install the electrical wiring. Turn off your home’s power supply before this step. 

Step #4: Install Solar Inverter and Consumer Unit

The solar inverter is a crucial part of the home solar system. It converts sunlight into the energy used to power your home. Solar inverters are usually placed near the main solar panel, and we recommend they be kept in a cool place away from direct sunlight. 

The solar inverter will need to be connected to the consumer unit, which is your fuse board, in order to generate electricity. 

Step #5: Start and Test Solar Panels

You’re now ready to turn your power back on and let your solar panels get to work. Once your home solar system is up and running you can install an app on your phone that allows you to monitor your electricity usage in real time.

To learn more about solar power and how our team can install a home solar system for you, please call us today or visit our website at: http://greenhouse.solar

How many solar panels do I need for my home

If you’ve decided to join the ever-growing number of homeowners who install solar panels, congratulations! You’re well on your way to harnessing the power of the sun and supplying your household with completely clean, free, renewable energy. You undoubtedly have a lot of questions about what type of home solar system is just right for you, so our team at Green House Solar has put together this helpful guide. 

How many solar panels power a house? 

Although there is no set number, the average suburban home needs 20 – 25 solar panels to cover the full cost of monthly electricity bills by using only solar energy. The exact number of solar panels you’ll need will be determined by several factors, including the climate where you live, the type of roof you have, and the size of your home. 

How many hours of sunlight can you expect in your area? 

Solar panels can generate energy from both direct and indirect sunlight, so even on cloudy days they’ll absorb light from the sun and turn it into energy for your home. If you live in an extremely sunny state like Arizona, you may require fewer solar panels than someone who lives in a place like Seattle. And while hours of sunlight is more preferable, it’s by no means necessary to generate solar energy for your home.

What affects solar panel output efficiency? 

The most important factor that affects output efficiency is the quality of your solar panels. You should consult with a leading solar company in your area who can explain the differences between various market-leading solar panels, and who can recommend the highest quality solar panels for your type of roof. 

What is the effect of solar panel size? 

The size and shape of your roof will determine what size solar panels can be installed. Limited roof space usually means smaller, high-efficiency solar panels, while larger roof space can accommodate larger solar systems. Newer, more compact home solar systems are now on the market, making them ideal for homeowners without large, flat roofs. 

If you’re considering installing a solar energy system at home, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at Green House Solar today. We’re proud to be a trusted seller and installer of market-leading solar panels, and we look forward to hearing from you.