Poulin Solar Pro

Solar Panel Installation

Every day, more homeowners choose solar energy for a variety of reasons. According to the United States Department of Energy, whether it’s a concern for the environment, the potential cost savings, or a desire for a more reliable source of energy, over a million households have found benefits to operating on solar power. At Poulin Solar Pro, we can help you navigate your household away from the traditional power grid.

Potential Savings with Solar Panel Installation

When you leave your electric bill behind and move to solar power, you may see significant savings on your monthly utility bills. How much you can save depends on these factors: including how much electricity you use and the capacity of your solar system. Your savings are affected by how many hours of direct daily sunlight your home gets, the size and slope of your roof, and how much your local electric company charges. Renewable energy tax credits may help you save even more when you convert your home to solar power. Your system must meet specific criteria to claim these credits, and you should consult with your tax professional to be sure you meet the requirements. Another financial benefit you may see with solar panel installation is increased home value. Just like remodeling your kitchen or bathroom, adding a solar energy system to your home is considered an upgrade that may add value when you want to sell your home. Solar-powered homes may sell for up to $15,000 more than similar homes with traditional power, though this varies based on other market factors.

Solar Panel Installation Services

After you’ve thoroughly researched solar panels and made the informed decision to transition your home to solar power, you want a team of professionals, like the one at Poulin, to see the project through to completion. The process usually takes one to three months between the day you sign your contract and connecting to the grid. Here are the steps you can expect:
  • Installing solar panels at your home starts with a visit from the Poulin Solar Pro team member. One of our engineers comes to your property to assess your current electrical configuration, the existing condition of your roof, and identify any particular challenge that may arise in the project. Part of the evaluation involves your roof to ensure that it is structurally sufficient to support the solar equipment. The engineer also inspects the electrical panel for adequacy. Sometimes the box needs updating to accommodate increased amperage.
  • Once all the approvals are in place, the Poulin team orders the panels, inverters, and other equipment required for your project. Scheduling the installation takes place based on the estimated arrival time of the necessary items.
  • When installation day arrives, the team prepares the roof and runs the wiring to connect the electrical panel and the system. Solar panel installation takes place over just 1 to 2 days, depending on the scope and size of the project. The exact time required depends on the size of the project and the equipment you need. However, you can expect the installation work to take from one to three days.
  • The final step in the installation of solar panels is the approval of the project and grid interconnection. This part is where you begin generating power. In most areas, you will need an inspection and permit by a local government entity before you can make your system operational. You may also need an inspection by your local electric company. Depending on where you live, the inspections and permits can take anywhere from two weeks to two months.

Where Can I Learn More?

Poulin Solar Pro is the number one solar installer in New Mexico. We can help you switch to solar power for about the same monthly amount you pay to the power company. For more than 40 years, the Poulin name has stood for quality home remodeling and outstanding customer service. We bring that same quality and attention to detail to our solar panel installation services. Contact us today to schedule an evaluation of your home to learn how you can be kinder to the environment and get more return on your energy dollars through the installation of solar panels.

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