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Why Do-It-Yourself Connecticut Solar Installations Almost Always Ends in Disaster

Green Bolt
House with Solar Panels on It

In the state of Connecticut, we pay the highest price per kilowatt-hour in the continental United States. Therefore, many Connecticutters are transitioning to solar power. As one of the Thirteen Original Colonies, there’s a prevalent do-it-yourself mentality throughout the state.

While a DIY mentality is incredibly valuable in many aspects of life, it may not translate well while installing solar panels. Before you install your own solar panels, please read along as we discuss some hurdles in state regulations and installation. After reading this article, hopefully, you’ll either know that a lot of research and work must be done to successfully install your solar array, or you’ll agree that it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

Do-It-Yourself Installs: How Much Will You Save?

Most property owners are primarily interested in DIY solar for one reason – saving money. It’s important to note that Green Power Energy’s labor costs typically only account for about 10% of the total cost of a solar installation.

Electricity is dangerous. The last thing we want to happen is for someone to get injured or worse, in an attempt to save approximately 10% on their solar project by doing their own install. If your budget is tight, Green Power Energy offers various payment options – including no-money-down options.

Navigating Regulations

For anyone experienced in the construction industry, you’re well-aware that state and federal regulations can be tricky to navigate. Unfortunately, regulations can be broken even if you’re using the maximum amount of common sense and caution.

For example, one of our customers shared the story of their neighbors DIY solar project. Although the roof-mount and panels were installed securely and looked nice, he was unable to pass inspection. Why? He simply was unaware of a new regulation requiring 3’ setbacks on solar panels. Unfortunately, he had to reinstall his system three times before passing inspection.

For good or bad, regulations seem to be ever-changing. At Green Power Energy, solar is all we do. We can help save your time and maximize efficiency.

Benefits of a Professional Installer

Now let’s take a look at a Green Power Energy customer in Franklin Park, NJ.

“Green Power Energy is easy to do business with, we had so many questions and issues, before we signed the contract and afterwards, Andrew and his team from Green Power Energy, were very patient and resolved all the issues. The Installation went smoothly. Our electric bill now is only a few dollars now compared to over 400 before. I highly recommend this company for your Solar needs.”

Doesn’t that sound nice? While the mounting the panels seems relatively straight-forward, significant electrical expertise is required for panels to be installed safely. While there are solar kits for RVs, boats, and other vehicles that are much more user-friendly, DIY solar projects for your property are often not practical.

With our “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureau and 4.8-star reviews on Google, hopefully, you feel like letting Green Power Energy complete your installation is a no-brainer.


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