Is Solar the Right Choice?

In order to determine if adding solar to your home is the right decision for your unique situation, be sure to do your homework and identify all your solar options.  

Some important basic questions to consider before you begin are:

  • What is my goal for installing solar?

  • How much of my annual energy use do I want to offset?

  • Should I go with a ground or roof mounted system?

  • Do I want a solar electric or solar thermal (hot water) system?

  • Will my solar system receive shade during select parts of the day or at times of the year?

  • What solar installation companies work in our area?


The state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), has recently developed a tip sheet to raise awareness of rooftop solar, including how to choose a qualified and reliable contractor. The information is available on DATCP’s website under Solar Power Buying Tips

Give us a call if you have any questions or want to learn more about your options.