“It’s obvious we’re going to have to do something about energy costs,” Gwen said. “But I’m not sure going solar is right for our family. We’re not very…you know, tie-dye.”
While solar energy may have gotten its start among the flower children of the 1960’s, the fact is that today, solar is very mainstream. Climate change is a threat to people of all beliefs and lifestyles, and the sun shines on everyone. As a source of safe, reliable, renewable energy, solar power can’t be beat.
Today, it is not uncommon to see solar power on upscale homes in Massachusetts. There’s also solar systems serving local area businesses, educational facilities, and health care settings. Solar systems are scalable to ensure you will always have enough power to meet your family’s needs.
How to Get Started with Solar Installation
While solar is beneficial to all, not every house or property is situated in such a way that installing solar makes sense. So before you get your heart set on going solar, it’s good to consult with a local solar expert to do a site assessment. This will take into account your home’s suitability for solar, and help determine the size and nature of solar system you need.
Can You Have a Solar System on Any Kind of Roof?
If the roof is properly oriented to receive adequate amounts of sunlight and it’s in good repair, any type of roof can support a solar system. It’s a common mistake to assume slate roof houses can not have solar, but a recent innovation – the Solar Slate Plate – allows for efficient, affordable solar installation on homes with slate roofs.
How Long Does It Take to Have a Solar System Installed?
While pandemic-driven supply chain issues are impacting all home repair projects, it is possible to get your solar system installed this year. Talk to your local solar installation expert for details.