Buying solar for your home:
the complete guide

On the internet, it’s hard to find unbiased advice about how to go solar. A lot of what you read is written by companies who are selling solar equipment or services.

I’ve been a solar homeowner since 2013, and I wrote this guide with all the tips and information that I wish I knew back then. To be clear, I’m a big solar advocate, and this site makes money when you get a quote for a solar installation. But I also know that there are a lot of situations where solar may not be the best investment, or a homeowner should put off solar until other upgrades are done first.

These articles were written with that intention in mind. While I love it when yet another homeowner powers up their home with solar, it doesn’t help the industry if an unhappy solar owner realizes they made a choice that wasn’t right for them.

I hope these articles help you with your decision making. I’d love to hear your feedback.

— The Solar Nerd

So you’ve made it to the end. If you’ve read this far and think that solar is right for you, there’s a couple more resources you can find on this site.


Find solar incentives across the United States.

Read our blog on solar rebates. These articles give you a deep-dive on utility rebates in the nation.

Find neighbors with solar

Check out our map to see who around you has solar. The map tell you about the price that was paid, incentives that were received, and the equipment used for the projects.

Get quotes from qualified solar installers

Fill out our form, and we’ll get you up to three quotes from qualified solar installers near you. It’s free. Got questions about it? Just contact us.