Not every home is a candidate for solar energy.

We’re at countless homes each month, and not everyone is a candidate for solar. Some need to first remove trees, and others just don’t have the right conditions for a success solar installation. We pride ourselves in educating and advising homeowners when solar isn’t an option for them. It’s part of our committment of trust we’ve established in East Tennessee.

When Not To Go Solar

Here Are Common Reasons Why You May Not Be a Good Canidate For Solar

If you do not own your home or apartment, you may not be able to install solar panels. While some landlords may be open to the idea, others may not want to invest in solar panels for a property they do not own. Additionally, if you move frequently, the cost of installing and uninstalling solar panels may not make sense.
Homeowners with shaded roofs
Solar panels require direct sunlight to produce energy, so if your roof is shaded by trees or other buildings, you may not be a good candidate for solar. In this case, you may need to consider ground-mounted solar panels, which can be placed in a sunny area of your property.
Homeowners with old roofs
Solar panels typically last 25-30 years, so if your roof is nearing the end of its lifespan, it may not make sense to install solar panels. You would need to replace your roof before installing solar panels, which can be an additional cost.
People living in areas with low electricity rates
Solar panels are most beneficial for those who pay high electricity rates. If you live in an area with low electricity rates, the cost savings from solar panels may not be as significant.
People with limited upfront capital

While solar panels can save money in the long run, the initial cost of installation can be expensive. If you do not have the upfront capital to install solar panels, you may need to consider other financing options.

People with high energy usage at night
Solar panels generate energy during the day when the sun is shining. If you use the majority of your energy at night, you may not benefit as much from solar panels. However, you can consider adding a battery storage system to store excess energy generated during the day for use at night.

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