Options for Going Solar

Something for everyone!

Go Solar has worked hard to ensure as many people as possible can go solar. Through our partner installers, we are able to offer: rooftop solar, ground-mount systems, community shared solar (aka solar farm, remote net-metered, community distributed generation), and leased systems.

Rooftop solar is perfect for homeowners (and business owners) with a roof in good condition and good solar exposure. You purchase the panels and, as long as you are eligible, can take all the state and federal rebates and incentives—which can cut your costs by 60-70%. It's the best long-term investment you can make.

Ground-mount systems are just the thing for homeowners whose roofs are less than perfect or who prefer to have their solar arrays on the ground on their properties. It often costs more up-front, but the panels are yours and, like with rooftop systems, you take advantage of all the rebates and incentives and lock in your long-term electricity savings.

If you can't take advantage of some of the incentives (such as the tax credits, because you're retired) or just don't want to put down any money up-front, you can also go solar by leasing your system. Usually, you will save a little over your current monthly electric bills, and you'll sleep easier knowing your power is coming from the panels on your roof. Your roof has to be in good shape and have good solar exposure to entice a company to invest, but it's an appealing option for many. And in most cases, there's an option to buy the panels after a period of years—allowing you to save up and take full advantage of solar down the road. (That's a photo of our panels here at CCETC, which we've been seeing the benefits of through a long-term lease that's been saving us over $100/mo.)

Community shared solar (aka solar farm, remote net-metered, community distributed generation): if you don't have good solar exposure, don't own your home, or live in an apartment—or simply prefer to have your panels sited elsewhere—you can now take full advantage of solar, too. You own the panels but they're sited on someone else's land, which has been selected because of its great solar exposure. Typically, you pay a monthly upkeep fee, but the upfront system costs are similar to having a system at your home.