The solar industry is booming.
The price of solar panels, photovoltaic modules and other energy sources has skyrocketed in the past decade.
And solar energy is increasingly becoming an affordable option for consumers, whether they need to cover their energy bills or not.
That means you can expect to pay a lot less to make your home or business solar-powered.
Here’s how to get started with solar.
Choose a solar-panel installer We can help.
All of the major installer sites provide solar-energy-generating options, so we’ve rounded up the top options for solar.
All-in-one solar systems are ideal for homes and businesses.
We’ve compiled a list of the best solar installers for residential, commercial and commercial-scale solar.
We also have a list for businesses that offer solar.
Choose your installer’s service and pay upfront You’ll need to pay upfront for the system.
If you’re a homeowner, you can choose from a wide range of solar-power options, including a home-based installer.
The solar system should be installed in the spring or fall of 2018, with an installation fee of $3,500.
Choose the right size of solar panel This is the most important part of choosing a solar installer.
We recommend a solar panel of no more than 2 megawatts.
If it’s larger, you’ll need more electricity to power the system and install the system’s solar panels.
If your solar system is smaller, you should choose a smaller panel.
If the panels are on the roof, you need to install a smaller, more expensive solar array.
A solar array is an installation that creates a small amount of energy that powers your home.
If there are solar panels on the street, you also need to build a solar array on the ground or a roof that connects to your utility’s meter.
If a solar installation is in a residential building, we recommend a 3-foot-by-6-foot solar array that can be easily removed and replaced.
You can also use the included bracket for mounting a large solar array or attach a small one to your wall or ceiling.
You don’t need to purchase a large, expensive solar system, but you should be prepared to pay more upfront if you want a large-scale system.
Choose which equipment is best for your solar installation We’ve reviewed the best equipment for solar-generation and installed it to test your options.
The installation process can be complicated for home and commercial solar installations, so our list of recommendations includes: solar chargers that can power your home