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Solar panel installations: What’s the best time of year to go solar?

Is there a best time of year to install solar panels? With a change in seasons ahead, and with many families in the midst of sending students back to school, this is a good topic to address now. And much like there is no one size fits all when it comes to solar, there isn’t any time of year to install that’s best for everyone. It all depends on your life’s circumstances.

A fall install might be perfect for those on the go in the summer. Families with school-age children will be back in a more predictable schedule, giving your life much more structure and stability to handle this process.

For those in states who deal with snow and ice in the winter, it may make sense to avoid installations in those months. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start shopping in those months with a spring install in mind. Power Home Solar’s customers in North Carolina and Virginia may find that the winter months may be a perfect time to install, given the mostly mild temperatures.

A spring install sets you up for utilizing all of the peak sunlight conditions of the summer, when solar customers will see their most energy production. That’s because days are longer in the summer, giving your panels more time to produce electricity.

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A summertime install may provide the best weather conditions for our installation teams, and customers still would get to enjoy a summer season that lasts until late September, when the fall solstice begins. But you may have to plan around summer vacations or other activities that might keep you away from home.

What we will say is this. The timing is always perfect to think about going solar, and Power Home Solar wants to be the company you work with for your install.

It’s important to note that the goal of your solar energy system is to offset your energy usage over an entire year, not any given day, week, or month. In the sunnier summer months, your system can generate more energy than you use, generating electric bill credits. In the cloudier, winter months, your system may generate less energy than you use, and you can use the credits you generated during the summer. Even though it’s cloudy, however, your system will still be generating energy, just not as much — think about how one can get a sunburn even with cloud cover.

With our innovative solar program, homeowners can go solar for $0 up-front cost, save money on their electric bills, and generate their own clean energy. 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 contact Power Home Solar at 800-765-2715 and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for this solar program.

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