Capturing sunlight and converting it to electricity is a clean, pollution-free, efficient, and affordable way to power your home or business. It can increase your home value and lower your electric bills. Best of all, going solar is more affordable than ever with tax credits, solar rebates, net metering programs, and flexible financing options.
A solar panel efficiency rating gives you a measure of how much sunlight a solar panel can convert into electricity. Efficiency for different manufacturers and types of panels range from about 12% to over 20%. SunPower is recognized as making the highest efficiency solar panels in the industry, producing 44% more power per panel, and 75% more energy per square foot over 25 years.
Freedom Solar is locally owned and operated, founded in 2007 by brothers-in-law who were born and raised in Austin, Texas. We are the largest solar panel installer in Texas and have completed projects for commercial clients including Whole Foods, University of Texas, and The United States Air Force, along with thousands of residential solar panel projects in Texas. We take pride in providing quality service throughout the turn-key installation process and most importantly, servicing your solar array after the installation is complete.
SunPower solar panels convert more sunlight to electricity, producing 44% more power per panel, and 75% more energy per square foot over 25 years. They are the most efficient panels in the industry, and SunPower provides a 25-year complete coverage warranty on all their products.
25 years bumper to bumper coverage includes power production, product coverage, and service/labor. If any issues, which are rare, arise with your array, Freedom Solar replaces the product on behalf of the manufacturer. Our Complete Freedom Warranty differentiates Freedom Solar from other companies. Additionally, Freedom Solar provides a lifetime transferable warranty on the solar panel installation.
Solar panels are most productive when South facing given our location North of the equator. However, anything from due East to just past due West is a productive solar window.
In some cases, yes it does. This is simply based on what your available roof surfaces are.
Most HOA's are super cool about solar. They may have a restriction or two, but the good thing is that Texas passed a law forbidding HOA's from blocking solar panel installation.
SunPower solar panels are designed, rated, and tested to withstand hail up to 1 inch in diameter traveling at 54 mph. Moreover, your panels will be covered under your general homeowner's policy, and if you have a broken panel you will likely need a new roof anyways, so it will all be handled as an insurance claim.
In many cases, your homeowner’s insurance will not go up. It depends on how comprehensive your current coverage is. If you need to add coverage, it can cost an extra $10 - $80 per year.
The only non-penetrating roof application is on a standing seam metal roof. On all others we use a very reliable roof flashing made especially for solar mounting systems.
Standing seam metal is probably the best roof material, but we frequently work with composition shingle and have a lot of experience with clay tile.
This depends on your utility company, local jurisdictions, your existing electrical service, and the type of panels you choose. Our energy consultants will create a custom proposal for you that includes system size, design, costs, benefits, financing options, and the available federal, state and local incentives such as tax credits and rebates. We will walk you through the proposal during your appointment, which will take place at your home, at our solar design center, or virtually over the phone and online.
At a very high level, we can tell you that most of our customers tend to finance their investment and can do so with no money out of pocket and a payment that is often below their energy savings from day one. Our cash customers typically see a payback in 5-7 years, and an IRR that exceeds what the general stock market has historically returned over the last 70 years.
There are a lot of options out there, and we have done a careful job to curate our solar panel offering. Our primary panel partner is SunPower, a US-based company with the most efficient solar panel in the world.
It takes about 1-3 days for the actual install, but there is a backlog of projects in the install cue and a number of steps that need to be completed before we can mount the system on your roof. The typical period from contract signing to install is about 90 days.
It depends on if your utility offers such a program – this is something our energy consultants can research for you.
We can de-install and re-install solar PV systems regardless of make, model, or previous install company. Our team of 100% full-time Freedom Solar employees will coordinate with your contractor. We offer free system diagnostic inspection during service and will return your system to equal or better performance. Contact us before work begins.
We will help you maximize the resale value that solar panels add to your home. Our certified solar appraisal documents with all the details buyers need on your system, performance, and warranty, which is fully transferable to the buyer. We can also consult with your realtor to help them explain the value of your solar installation.
Texas ownership, superior products, best warranty, outstanding customer service, and the most experience. But don't take it from us - see what our customers have to say. We're proud to be rated the #1 solar contractor in Texas.