How to Go Solar
City staff has researched, compiled, and assembled documents and information from various online sources into FAQ's designed to answer the essentials of these questions (i.e. installation costs, potential future savings, finance options, etc.)
"The environmental benefits of going solar are commonly known, but fewer people know the financial benefits of going solar!"
- Ask around and find multiple quotes! If you know anyone that has installed solar on their home/business ask about their experience with their installer. You can also use the previously referenced EnergySage Solar Calculator, or other solar calculators to obtain multiple quotes from installers. The more information you can collect the better.
- Read customer reviews on the Installer! Investigate the market, see what quotes you get, and then check reviews on the installation company. Solarreviews.com provides you with reviews from other customers that have used an installer and can be a helpful tool for vetting any installer.
- Meet or talk installer and ask follow up questions! Before signing any contract, it is important to talk to the installer personally and ask follow up questions about the quote they are providing. Here is a list of questions to consider asking your installer (from A Homeowner's Guide to Solar Financing.)
Note: The sources and links referenced are offered as a courtesy only; Brighton does not participate in or endorse any resources linked herein for financing or other opportunities for solar installations.