The Easiest Solution for Going Solar at Home

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How much time have you spent researching solar power equipment and installations? Some homeowners are interested in a DIY solar panel system, so they spend countless hours doing online research about the right equipment to install, panel placement, installation tips, and more.

While it can be fun to do a DIY project if you are working on interior renovations, it can be a huge undertaking to approach installing a solar system without tapping into the services offered by an experienced team in the solar industry. Safety is just one of the concerns. Most homeowners do not have experience working with electricity in their service panel or the agility of installing equipment on their roof.

Saving Money on a Solar Installation

The main motivation for a DIY solar panel installation is to save money on the equipment and installation. Will this DIY approach actually save you money in the long run? The truth is that costly mistakes can happen with DIY systems, resulting in more cash requirements than the total amount that would have been paid to a professional installation team.

Problems can arise from a DIY solar installation, such as issues with warranties, layout, the inability to connect to the grid, connections, wiring and the complication of trying to figure out how the whole system works together.  Installing a solar panel system is more than just mounting a few panels on the roof and plugging everything in. You will need to make sure that you don’t cause any roof leaks or damage to your roof during the install and you may have to replace many tiles that you may break.   You will also need to have a permit, net metering agreements with your utility company, plans for the installation and HOA approval, as well as understand all of the electrical connections. In some jurisdictions, only electricians are allowed to connect a solar home to the grid.

A professional solar installation team may have access to bulk discounts on some of the best equipment in the industry. Having a relationship with the supplier ensures that you receive quality solar panels at a lower price.  There is also a 30% Federal Tax Credit available with solar electric systems, including the parts and labor. This tax credit helps pay for the cost of solar, including the labor that you would pay experts to install the system, as well as provide warranties on their workmanship.

Save Time and Money

Enlisting the services of an experienced solar team means you can save both time and money on your new system. You can enjoy the benefits of solar power, with the peace of mind of knowing that your system is safe, permitted and built to last for years.

If you are interested in learning about having your solar system installed by a trained professional team call New Day Solar at 855-444-6329 or you can visit us online at  We will give you honest answers to all of your solar questions and will design a solar system to meet your energy needs.