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What could keep me from getting solar panels?

While solar energy is a great long-term investment for those who want to reduce their reliance on the power company and use clean, renewable energy to power their homes, not everyone is eligible to get solar. As you explore the process of getting your home outfitted with solar panels, know that there are a handful of things that could stand in your way.

Shading. If your home is enveloped in shade for much or all of a day, that can prevent your solar panels from producing at a level you need. You have the option of pursuing tree removal, at least for trees on your property, to open needed avenues for sunlight. It’s your decision.

Lack of net metering. If your power company does not offer net metering (the process of electric companies giving solar customers credits for their excess energy production), Power Home will be unable to work with you.

HOA rules. It’s possible that your homeowners association prevents you from getting solar panels on your roof or property. Power Home works behind the scenes with your HOA to determine your eligibility.

LEARN MORE: Power Home’s growing archive of solar education

Roof issues. If our structural engineering team detects roof integrity issues, you won’t be able to get solar. However, homeowners who fix any problems can eliminate this roadblock.

Living in a historical district. The architectural board of a historical district could raise an issue with a solar panel installation.

Homeownership. You must own the home where you want solar installed.

Taxable income and credit rating. There are minimum thresholds for each to be eligible for our $0 up-front cost solar program.

Those who do qualify for our solar program, the average customer will save tens of thousands of dollars over the life of their solar system. The solar panels installed on your home are American made and come with a 25-year warranty, with many panels expected to last well beyond that.

Please feel free to fill out the handy form below or contact Power Home at 800-765-2715, and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies.

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