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Our Customers Cut Their Energy Bill By Up To 90% is the easiest way to cut your monthly bills in half. We make it easy for you to find affordable and effective energy options that meet your needs on the solar market. Customers save an average of $149/month by switching to solar energy. Although the costs of Solar Panel installation may be intimidating up front, SmartSolar works with only the top solar installers who are skilled at providing clear, easy-to-understand information. That way, there are no surprises and you’re satisfied with the product.

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"We didn’t know who to trust when we started looking for solar panels. With SmartSolar the process was easy, quick, and we got multiple quotes from the best installers."

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"I honestly didn’t know if solar would be worth it as far north as we are. I got an honest assessment from SmartSolar and when I ran the numbers myself I saw that it still paid off for us."


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Between federal and local tax savings, utility cost benefits and more, solar can provide incredible ROI to your home. Look how the savings stack up on a typical 8kW* system:
Federal Tax Credit: +$8400
Energy Savings: +$149/month
Property Value: + $17,600
Local and Utility Incentives: up to +$4000
*(Cash system fully installed at $3/watt. Est. electrical savings based on national average $0.14/kWh. Estimated 4.1% increase in value on median US home, Q2 2022)

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Not only does solar increase your home's valuation by around 4%, it also saves you $146/month on your electricity bill

Why trust helps customers access solar energy contractors and services easily. For many, Industry lingo, large prices, and confusing quotes make navigating the solar market hard. By partnering with highly-rated solar installers across the country who have a deep understanding of the ins and outs of solar, makes it easy to find contractors who meet your needs and help you understand how solar energy works. is committed to helping you find more than just a product. We help you discover energy solutions that meet your needs and budget.

What you need to know about going solar

Whether you’re considering making the switch to solar energy or are a tried-and-true solar user, there can be a lot of confusion about how this clean energy source works.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels capture the sun’s radiation and transform it into energy. This captured energy can be used to power your home, much like regular energy sources. Solar panels are often made using photovoltaic (PV) or concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) technologies. PV panels are used most often for residential homes. The PV material absorbs sunlight, creating electrical charges to flow within the panels due to their internal electrical field. This electricity is then channeled into the building, allowing the transformed energy to power the building.
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How much can you save with solar?

Americans save an average of $1,500, give or take, on their monthly electric bill when they switch to solar. Over the course of 25 years, this can add up to $37,500 in total savings. But know that the savings that accompany this energy alternative differ from home to home. From local electricity grid prices to the type of panels you choose, how many are installed, even the weather in your area impacts how much your solar panels help you save every month. Plus, you can claim the investment tax credit (ITC). This residential solar panel tax credit gives homeowners 30% of their installation costs.
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How much do solar panels cost?

Solar panels may cost $16,000 to $21,000. Across the United States, a new solar system costs $2.94 per watt on average. Of course, the type of solar panels, their wattage, and where you live have a significant impact on the final price tag. Homeowners in California or Washington, D.C. are more likely to pay more than a homeowner in North Carolina or Kentucky. Tax incentives, loans, solar leases, or power purchase agreements (PPAs) are all ways to help lower the initial price tag of buying and installing panels on your property.
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How many solar panels do I need?

Often, a solar system supports the home’s electric system by supplying only a portion of the overall energy supply. Depending on your current electricity system, you may need only a few panels or as many as 30 if your goal is to power your entire home with solar energy. Talking with a solar contractor is the best way to better understand your home’s current energy consumption and how you can choose the right number of panels to reduce your overall energy costs.
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Do I need a solar battery?

It depends on where you live and your home’s dependency on solar energy. Homes that rely entirely on green energy sources may benefit from having a solar battery as back-up. That way the house can receive electricity in the case the panels malfunction or need to be replaced. When looking for the right solar solution, ask your contractor for their recommendation. They will be able to make suggestions that are tailored to your situation. If they think you could benefit from a solar battery, they can point you towards the best options.
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Can I install solar panels myself?

Yes, you can install solar panels on your own. However, be prepared for the hassle that comes with the project! If you’re planning on putting the panels on your roof, it’s crucial to ensure the roof is in good condition. Working with a solar contractor means that they will appraise the building's roof and help you fix your roof to accommodate the panels. The actual panel installation that follows requires some complex electrical wiring. If you’re not comfortable with your DIY electricity skills or spending extended periods of time on the roof, then it’s best to hire a professional.
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Why go solar? helps you understand why going solar is right for you. These are some of the main benefits that come with switching to solar powered energy.

Cost savings

Solar panels can help your monthly electricity bills by generating some, or even all, of your home’s energy. Because they transform energy from sunlight, solar panels minimize your reliance on the power grid which reduces your electricity consumption from this source. Though the exact amount of energy the panels will produce varies, you can expect each panel to generate 250 to 400 watts per hour. This amount of solar-generated electricity can reduce your energy bill by $1,500 a year!
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Increased home value

Homes with solar panels often have a higher appraisal value than homes without solar. Though installing a solar system may be costly upfront, the panels can boost the selling price of your home if you plan to sell it later on. Zillow reports that homes equipped with solar panels are 4% more valuable on average, or $9,274 more than a comparable home with no solar panels. More homebuyers also tend to prefer energy efficient features when looking for a home.
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Government incentives

Homeowners with solar panel systems can claim a solar tax credit, otherwise known as an Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This credit is a reduction of your federal income tax. After installing solar on a home that previously did not have solar electricity, you are also eligible to earn back 22-26% back in your installation costs through ITCs. Solar panels are a large investment that require time and patience to reap the benefits. However, ITCs make the wait worth it by providing tax breaks in the short run.
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Lower carbon footprint

Solar panels produce clean, renewable energy that can supply a portion or sometimes even all of a house’s energy. Not only does this reduce the home’s reliance on local power grids, solar panel systems help reduce your carbon footprint and decrease your impact on the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that 25% of greenhouse gas emissions come from electric power production, with another 13% of emissions created by residential and commercial properties. Switching to solar energy reduces the ecological footprint of these major polluters.
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Energy independence

Solar energy diverts reliance on fossil fuels like coal, petroleum, and natural gas, making it possible for homes to provide their own, stable energy supply. Installing a solar panel system, especially in places with more sun, can produce a lot of energy and cut down on the need for fossil fuels. Not only does this protect the house in the case of the power grid shutting down, solar panel systems also help to stabilize the country’s energy prices by decreasing the nation’s dependence on global energy prices.
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SmartSolar Sustainability Scholarship

Scholarship award: $1,000

The SmartSolar Sustainability Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that’s open to all students who strive to make sustainable choices. The deadline to apply is January 15, 2023, and winners will be announced on February 1, 2023.

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