Accessing Your Solar Potential
Want to join the greatest city in the world in going solar? Assessing your solar potential is a critical first step if you are considering installing a solar energy system in your New York home or business. The amount of power generated by a solar energy system at a particular site depends on how sunlight reaches it, and the size of the system itself. That’s why you need to know what the conditions are in your local area as well as the details of your specific site.
Several online resources are available to you in order to get started. The US Department of Energy offers a great deal of information and some tools to help you determine your home’s solar energy potential. So does National Energy Research Laboratory. Some of the services also offer information on the estimated system size, potential costs, savings and local contractors.
These tools can help with assessing your solar potential, but they don’t account for all of the variables that need to be considered for your particular system. For that, you will need to work directly with a solar installer, who can provide an accurate assessment of your solar potential as well as detailed recommendations, estimates and equipment expertise. Venture Solar can work with you to address the solar capacity of New York State and the particulars of your home or business site.
Assessing Your Site
We will help you assess your site. We determine answers to questions like—do you have trees that shade your roof, or does your neighbor have trees that could shade your solar system once installed? How old is your roof? If your roof needs to be replaced within the next few years, it makes sense to make that improvement before going solar. Do you have a neighborhood HOA that might impose restrictions on a solar installation or require approval before work can begin?
Also critical, we can help you decide whether you want to own your solar system or take advantage of one of several leasing options, including entering into a Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) that requires little or no upfront costs and allows you to purchase power generated by your system from a solar company or utility that pays for and installs your system.
Learn more about going solar in New York City by contacting our solar experts at Venture Solar. Call us today at 800-203-4158 to find out more about investing in solar energy! We are your local experts who know our city inside and out, and can educate you about the benefits of going solar, including the tax incentives and rebates that can make a solar installation on your home or business even more cost effective.