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7 Solar Research and Installation Steps for Nevada Homeowners

Why Go Solar in Nevada?

Follow the pathways below to see your custom solar savings estimate for your Nevada home. See why we're one of the most trusted residential solar installers in the Western United States.

Seven Steps To Going Solar Smartly

Don't fall prey to Nevada solar companies trying to sell you poor quality products or more panels than you need to maximize savings benefits. Follow the steps below to make sure you cover all the needed bases.

1 Speak With a Knowledgeable Qualifier

The first step to a solar array that meets your unique needs is speaking with a knowledgeable appointment setter, who helps you see whether solar makes sense for you economically and whether you qualify for certain solar incentives. When you speak with our appointment setters, they will gather the information needed to create a free, customized solar quote for your Nevada home. Some of the information they'll gather is your monthly electric bill estimate and utility provider information.

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2 Meet With a Consultant To Review Your Custom Solar Proposal

Once your free, customized and no-obligation appointment is set, we will send a solar consultant to your home or meet with you via a web conference appointment. The consultant will review the details of your proposal, including solar savings estimates from the proposed installation, the number of panels needed and more. They'll also answer any questions you may have. This is an educational meeting, not a pushy sales pitch.

3 Learn the Product Options

Once you know solar makes sense for your Nevada home, you can assess the products made available to you. Go Solar Group uses 310-watt monocrystalline German-engineered solar panels and state of the art inverters. We also provide three tiers of battery backup, nest thermostats, and more. See our product suite.

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4 Choose an Installation Type for Your Nevada Home

Once you have decided whether Go Solar Group is right for you, we can discuss the installation options available for you. Unlike many Nevada solar installers, Go Solar Group is well-versed in all solar installation types and making each work, given the structure of your home. From ground mount installations to flat roofs, we'll make sure the installation meets both your aesthetic and energy production needs.

5 Make Sure Your Solar Company Completes the Paperwork for You

After you have decided how you'll finance your solar array — with cash, or with our available zero down loan options and other payment programs — we can complete the otherwise time-consuming and confusing solar installation paperwork for you. This documentation helps facilitate the inspection, net metering installation and permitting processes for your array. It also includes the necessary documentation to obtain your federal tax credit incentive. 

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6 Sign Up To Install Before Incentives Decline

Make sure you sign up sooner rather than later for your Nevada solar installation, or you could miss out on thousands in savings from the federal tax credit rate, your utility company's existing net metering rates for credits you'll get when exporting unused solar energy back onto the grid and the time value of money (TVM) savings, which maximize your return on your solar investment.

7 Watch the Solar Savings Roll in

After your solar installation, net metering and inspection procedures and documentation are approved, and the installation is completed, you are ready to turn on your system and begin what is, for most, a 40-year process of saving dozens of thousands of dollars on power bills. With the flip of a switch, you'll finally be able to experience an investment that works for you, not against you. Still not convinced? Learn more about the amazing ROI of solar panels for homeowners.

Find out how much you can save by going solar in the Reno metropolitan area with our custom solar calculator. All it takes is 60 seconds.

Who Is Go Solar Group?

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Go Solar Group is a family-owned solar company founded in Utah after the two owners completed a service trip to Africa, which inspired their charitable solar work abroad.

We have wielded and marveled over its ability to provide economic empowerment to people of all creeds, backgrounds and stripes, via improved global health, educational opportunity, savings and individual ownership of energy production. After experiencing the benefits of installing solar products for orphanages in off-grid communities, Go Solar Group founders decided to pursue affordable solar in America, so they could provide help to the African communities it serves. 

Specialists at Go Solar Group set the appointment, design the solar array, submit financing, complete and submit permitting and assist with the solar array installation and tax incentive documentation for you and your Reno, Nevada home.

Reno, Nevada Solar Panels Q & A

If you have questions regarding Reno area solar, we have answers.

Do I Need To Own My Home?

Owning your home is very important to the process of installing residential solar. If you don’t own your home, the owner needs to allow the installation. Since the array will go on their property, the solar company needs their approval.

What Does Credit Have To Do With Qualifying for Solar?

For many, the price of solar isn't something they can pay for in one lump sum. Solar companies know this and, as a result, they create relationships with financing companies they trust.

Homeowners with a credit score in the 700s, or higher, should qualify for any solar loan without any problems. If, however, they have a credit score that is in the high 600s, it's still worth into. Those who aren't sure about credit can call and find out.

Why Is Owing Taxes Important for Solar?

Because of the federal solar tax credit, homeowners can get up to 26 percent of their system covered. This percentage equals roughly $7,000 to $10,000, depending on the size of the system.  

Individuals who don’t have taxable income, unfortunately, can’t qualify for this incentive. At Go Solar Group, we don’t recommend customers install solar unless they can get this tax credit because of the savings it brings. 

Do I Have Enough Usage To Qualify for a Residential Solar Array?

For both the customer and the solar company to benefit, the homeowner needs to use a certain amount of electricity in a year. Go Solar Group’s minimum usage for a solar array equals 6,000 kWh over a year or an average of 500 kWh per month.

How Much Does It Cost To Go Solar in Nevada?

The cost of solar is of interest to most prospects in Reno. Some Reno solar panel companies show the average cost per watt, while others show the expected price for the solar array. 

The best way to get the cost of a solar array is to get a customized, no-obligation quote. In-home quotes give the customer a price specific for their home's needs. 

It's even better when customers get several quotes. They can compare the prices and products of each solar company, allowing them to find the best deal in their area. 

How Can I Maximize My Solar Savings?

When homeowners install solar, they save money. However, other factors can increase these savings. The best way to utilize a solar array is to do as many high-energy activities as possible when the sun is shining.

Some of these activities include running the dishwasher and laundry machines. If there is a delay timer on these appliances, individuals can turn them on in the middle of the day when no one is home. If they don't have a delay timer, a lunch break might be a good time to run home and start a load.

Water fountains and pool/hot tub pumps also require a lot of energy. Those who want to lower their water pump energy consumption should consider investing in a couple of items.

A pool timer, a correctly sized pump and an energy-efficient motor will save hundreds in electricity bills. It's necessary to circulate the water, but how it's done can make a difference in the cost. 

Is Solar a Good DIY Project for Reno Residents?

While some companies sell Reno solar panels and array components at wholesale prices, this doesn't mean DIY solar is worth it for Reno homeowners. After purchasing the equipment, they still need to go through the process of designing a functioning system, getting permits and passing safety inspections before they can turn on their systems.

While this may not be an issue for an experienced electrician, it isn't a DIY project for everyone. Installing solar panels on a Reno home requires electrical expertise to make the permitting and safety inspections a seamless process.

Is Battery Backup Worth It in Reno, Nevada?

Nevada is pro-backup-power, which is why NV energy has battery backup incentives for solar generation customers. When combined with the storage incentives in the ITC, these can save customers even more. That's why battery backup makes sense. 

Thankfully, Go Solar Group customers have a variety of battery backup options. They can even get the Tesla Powerwall home battery.

Periodic Table of Nevada Solar Elements

Increase your understanding of solar with our periodic table of solar elements specific to the Reno, Nevada area. While some general solar terms get used across the industry, some states have solar words that relate better to their solar policies than others. These terms are the most important ones for interested parties to understand. In the below table, +signs show positives (things to seek), while - signs indicate negatives (things to avoid) in Reno's residential solar market.

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Go Solar Group's Product Suite and Services

Go Solar Group has several levels of battery backup and multiple solar installation options. To learn more, check out our wide variety of solar products!

A Solar Incentive That Keeps on Giving: Referrals

Nevadans interested in adding solar to their home have access to many incentives. However, most don't think about company referral programs when they think about saving money on their arrays. 

Go Solar Group knows that it's natural to want to share quality experiences and products with friends and family. We appreciate it when others spread the word about what we have to offer and we want to reward them for it. 

With our referral programs, you gain $500 for each referral you give us that decides to go solar, with no limit to the number of referrals from which you can earn. 

Solar Companies To Compare in Reno, Nevada

Without a competitor review, it's difficult to determine the myriad of differences among Reno, Nevada's solar companies. Our competitor reviews offer a side-by-side comparison, which helps individuals determine the aspects they care about most.

Go Solar Group Success Stories and Testimonials

“We’re just really pleased with the result of working with Go Solar.”

“The city inspector told me he never has an issue with Go Solar Group installations.”

“It’s just nice to know we have some money invested in a place that’s doing the world and me some good.”

Wayne Sumner

“I feel they are a company I can lean on and depend on.”

“They are committed to the long-term benefit of the customer.”

“They were always there for me beyond the initial sale of the system.”

Steven Cummings

“I Want the Truth and I Felt Like We Were Getting that With Go Solar.”

“They Coordinated and Scheduled Everything for Us.”

“It Wasn’t a Sales Pitch. It Was Giving Us All the Facts We Needed.”

Andrew Morgenegg

“If you’re looking to put solar on your home, I would recommend them because of the way they treated us.”

“The best part was working with the people.”

“They showed us (in contrast to competitors) what I figured would be a much better situation.”

Dave Eckersley

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