Interested in Solar, But Don’t Know Where to Start?
You’ve Come to the Right Place!
The most frequently asked question we receive is:
“How much will it cost to install solar panels on my roof?”
Pricing out a solar system starts with assessing the energy consumption of that home or business. We start by looking at the last 12-months worth of energy usage (kWh) and cost ($) data.
Once we have an idea of how much energy your home consumes, we then utilize a powerful solar software named Aurora Solar TM to design the solar system. One of Aurora’s key features is its high-resolution remote shading analysis (Figure 1 ), allowing professional solar practitioners to use a satellite image to define the structure of the building for which they are designing a photovoltaic (PV) system.
Figure 1. A sample house with a heat map of irradiance and solar access values.
Figure 2. Simulating the sun’s path over a 3D model.
Aurora then applies a proprietary algorithm alongside user input to construct a 3D model from the 2D building structure, and simulate the sun’s path over the resulting 3D model (Figure 2).
The result is a heat map that demonstrates the amount of sunlight and solar access value for any point on the building’s surface. Once that is complete, Aurora allows us to layout the solar panels on the property and run a performance simulation of the expected yield from the solar equipment designed with.
The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has independently verified the accuracy of Aurora’s solar design process, meaning solar designs don’t come any more accurate than when utilizing this software.
Good Faith Energy takes pride in utilizing the best-in-industry solar software and hardware technology to help our clients go solar. Once we have an understanding of how much energy you consume and how much solar energy can be produced from your property (as well as how much you actually need), we can then price out the system.
No Energy Usage History? No Problem.
Often times, we receive requests for solar quotes from folks that are building a new home or business, or just moved into a newly purchased home. We have internal models that allow us to forecast your usage based on several factors.
Interested in solar?
Schedule a free consultation and find out how much a solar system would cost for your home or business.