Contemplating a switch to solar for your home in Leander? Before you choose a solar contractor or start soliciting solar quotes, you should research your side and learn about home PV panel systems – how they work, what equipment to buy, their costs, savings they bring, realistic expectations to have, and so on.
Below are some of the most reliable resources for you to learn about.
The SEIA is an excellent resource for all solar energy information. They also publish state-wide quarterly reports on the solar industry covering residential and commercial solar markets. They also publish fact sheets that give quick overviews of the industry. The SEIA shares factual information, unlike some other random online resources that may present exaggerated claims about the industry.
This should get you started if you want to know where the solar industry stands today and where it’s headed in Texas.
Green Power Energy has compiled an excellent “Going Solar Guide” to help homeowners figure out the nitty-gritty of home solar installation. It will bring you up to speed on everything from equipment to solar financing options available at your disposal.
Additionally, Green Power Energy has also created a “Solar Plus Storage Guide” to help customers who’d like to add battery storage to the mix.
Both guides offer you accurate and reliable information on what you can expect from residential solar.
The NREL’s page on Solar Consumer Protection is an essential guide for everyone going solar. The industry is replete with scams and plain old opportunist businesses. This guide helps customers navigate the residential solar industry and gives them all the tools and resources they need to be a well-informed, educated, and aware consumers. It helps you avoid being strongarmed or sweet-talked into investing in a suboptimal PV system.
The city of Austin has done an excellent job of educating its residents with an Education Program. Unfortunately, Leander does not have something similar. However, that should not prevent you from taking benefit of it. While some of the info can be specific to Austin, it’s minimal, and you can ignore it.