Is DIY home solar right for you?
Sunrun Team· 3
There are plenty of options out there, like Sunrun or DIY solar panels. However, before you commit, you should consider everything and stay informed. Solar is a huge journey to savings and clean energy — there’s no reason to also let it be a stressful or costly one. That’s why we’ve put together some info that’ll help you see what home solar option is best for you and your budget.
DIY solar can be a lot of work
When you decide to go solar, you’re most likely doing it to cut costs in your home. And what better way to do that than with low cost solar panels that you can install yourself? With lower costs on electricity that your system provides, you can enjoy great savings, and a less guilty conscience. But when you decide to do it yourself, it can be more costly than you think.
Before you can even think about buying DIY solar panels, you have to do a ton of research. That means studying up on your current power usage, knowing how much sunlight your roof gets each day, what type of solar panels work best for your home, what permits and rebates are offered in your community, and clearing permits. And that’s just the start of things you need to do. In addition, many DIY’ers recommend converting your home to energy efficient appliances before buying and installing solar panels, so that you get the best bang for your buck.
By this point, you’ve already spent valuable time, energy, and money on a project that you’ve barely started. With that much pre-installation legwork required, we’re sure you’re wondering, “Isn’t there an easier way?” Why yes, there is.
Sunrun makes solar easy
DIY can be very cool and independent. But it also means you’re on your own financially. When you decide to go DIY with your solar panels or home solar system, you are paying for everything upfront and out of pocket. This can be a real strain on your budget. That’s why Sunrun offers friendly, professional help from start to finish and flexible custom-fit agreements with our solar leases.
With a Sunrun solar lease or solar PPA agreement, you can get a home solar system for little-to-no money down. That means you can put your solar panels up in no time. The best part is that your solar system is custom-made — when you get a free quote, one of our solar experts will collect info about your home that we’ll use to design your home solar system. Once you approve them, Sunrun handles the necessary paperwork to push your permits and plans through.
In addition, when you go solar with Sunrun you’re always backed by our 24/7 live monitoring and Sunrun’s worry-free service . So whether your system needs a tune-up or breaks down, you’ll be covered at no extra charge.
By going solar with Sunrun, you can save time, money and peace of mind. There’s no shame in letting someone else do the work for you. And to be honest, we enjoy it.
With Sunrun, you can choose to only pay for the solar power, not the solar panels. Get your free solar quote today.