Thinking about solar for your home, farm, or business? Solar energy is a great choice for energy independence, lowering bills, and making a positive impact on the world around you. Solar is affordable and reliable, and more and more people are choosing solar every year. But how do you go from thinking about solar to getting a system installed and living the solar life! Here is a quick explanation of the process of going from searching to solar!
Contact Baseline Solar for a satellite assessment – takes 15 minutes – Get a review of your site and have questions answered
Schedule a site visit – Schedule a time to meet with one of our team members at your property to review the site and take measurements
Get a proposal – Get a custom proposal with solar options, pricing, and system details
Ready to go solar? – Sign the proposal and get the process moving
File permits and approvals – We take care of all paperwork for you
Get the system installed – Our skilled team will see to it that everything is installed and working perfectly
Turn it on and start living the solar life!
FAQs about the process
Does solar work in Virginia?
Does the utility buy power back? – Net metering explained
The utility does allow solar to be connected, and you get full credit for any electricity fed back into the grid! The system is called net metering, and the solar and the grid work together to supply all your electricity. You end up with lower bills because you are producing some or all of your electricity with solar.
What incentives are there for solar?
30% Federal income tax credit – for homes or businesses
25% grant for working farms and rural small businesses
Financing options available
Where are panels installed? – roof-mounted or ground-mounted are both options
Makes use of available roof space/don’t have to tie up yard space
Panels can be installed on shingles or metal roof
Roof replacement requires removing solar, so it’s good to have a roof with years of life left
Less expensive and quicker install than ground-mounting
Great for sites when roof is not an option
Roof maintenance does not involve removing solar
Increased cost compared to roof-mounting
Do you have to have batteries?
No. Most systems we install do not have batteries, but batteries can be added for backup power to power loads like a refrigerator or freezer, a well-pump, or general lights and receptacles.
How much does solar cost?
Systems start around $10,000 depending on size and complexity
30% tax credit is applied to total installed cost
Where is your equipment made?
What warranties are there?
Panels typically have a 25 year warranty
Inverters typically have a 10 year warranty
5 year craftsmanship warranty from Baseline
Over the years, we’ve guided hundreds of people through the process of going solar, and we are ready to help you! Get in touch to start the process with your free satellite assessment!