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When is the right time to go solar?


Technology is getting better each day, but government incentives are declining. So when is the right time to go solar?

It’s a tough decision, so we talked with our team’s solar installation experts to help make sense of the issue. From a cost standpoint, solar industry veteran Rich Dana believes there is no better time than now to go solar.

“There are several factors that will be coming into play in the next few years that may make now the best time to invest in solar” says Rich. Most notably, “Chinese solar manufacturers have flooded the US market with cheap solar panels over the last few years.”

From a technology standpoint, there are some interesting advancements on the horizon, including Tesla’s solar roof and GAF’s roof integrated DecoTech system. Both are sleek products that increase your home’s curb appeal.

At the end of the day, it comes down to what you value most. If you want to prioritize saving money, go solar now. If you want the latest technology, wait until that old roof needs to be replaced.

If you’re thinking about going solar, we suggest these resources to help you along the way:
Company comparison (California): customer satisfaction and cost data
Guide to choosing the right company
Tool for requesting competing quotes

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