Residential Solar Panel Installation Services for Your Home

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The time is now to stop renting electricity from the utility. Put solar panels on your house and make your own clean power to get short-term and long-term financial benefits while helping to protect the environment. Solar power is the key to a clean energy future.

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Solar Panel Installation for Residential Homes

We’re the solar contractors of choice in Texas, Colorado, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

  • We can install rooftop solar panels on shingle, metal, tile, and flat roofs
  • We offer pre-construction consultation and coordinate with your builder/contractor
  • We also offer ground-mounted solar energy systems and solar carports
  • We use premium solar technology with every installation
  • Our installation services include the Complete Freedom warranty
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Our Service Department is Here For You

  • Get lifetime service and monitoring of the residential solar panel systems we install
  • We offer de-installation and re-installation for roof repairs and remodels
  • Get a consultation with your realtor when you sell your home
  • Services for existing PV systems installed by other solar companies (limited to certain regions, please inquire)

At Freedom Solar, we offer comprehensive services to ensure your solar system functions optimally. Our team can handle solar repair, maintenance, and upgrades to maximize energy production and improve overall efficiency.

Is Solar Right for Your Home?

Testimonials from Real Homeowners

Super happy with our solar panels and the team that helped us make it happen! Everyone at Freedom Solar has been amazing. They are true professionals who enjoy the work that they do. By far one of the best purchases we’ve made.

Elena C.

Very friendly and professional team of installers and customer support personnel. Our system was installed on time and at the price that was quoted. I am very happy I chose Freedom Solar.

Randy Y.

Why Should You Have Solar Panels Installed at Your Home?

Installing solar panels is an upfront cost, but a smart investment that saves homeowners thousands on household electricity costs while increasing your home price. Solar helps reduce your carbon footprint and improve local air quality. With our variety of financing options, putting residential solar panels on your home can be less than your electric bill, including options like our $0 down and low interest rates, with approved credit.

Learn more about home solar installation costs and how you can save money by making your own solar power.

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What Should You Consider Before Installing Home Solar Panels?

More than ever before, Americans are discovering the benefits of residential solar panels. Fewer than 5% of homes across the United States have solar panels today, but solar capacity is projected to grow significantly thanks to an abundance of sunshine, falling panel prices, and favorable policies.

Here are several factors that you should know to determine whether your home is a good fit for a solar panel installation:

  • Shade is one of the most common reasons people cannot install solar panels. Trees or other impediments to full sunlight throughout the entire day can negatively impact solar panel efficiency.
  • For rooftop systems, your roof must be in good condition. It is ideal but not necessarily required for your home to have south or west exposure. Solar can be mounted on all roof materials.
  • Depending on the residential property, ground-mounted solar panel systems may be good alternatives if rooftop solar is not feasible.
  • The economics of solar generally make sense only if you are planning to stay in your home for at least 2 years. If you are planning to move soon, consider waiting to install solar on your new home!
  • If you are building a home, it’s less expensive to incorporate solar into your plans from the beginning. We will work with your developer to ensure the process is efficient and seamless for you.

Many life changes can contribute to an increase in household electricity usage that may prompt you to consider home solar panels. These include moving into a larger home, adding to your family with children or older parents moving in, purchasing an electric vehicle, or installing a pool.

If your electricity bills have recently gone up, now is the perfect time to see how solar energy can lower your energy bills.

Why Choose Freedom Solar for Your Solar Panel Installation Needs?

Our Promise to You

We staff in-house experts across sales, design, permitting, installation, and customer care. We hire people who are humble and hungry to leave the world a better place. We only install carefully curated high-quality solar technology, and we do so with an attention to detail, so you and your families can depend on the power. We hold ourselves accountable to your outcomes through a 25-year product, performance, and service warranty. Click here for warranty details. 

Home Solar Panels Made Easy

Our Seven Steps to Solar process is a turnkey installation approach that makes it simple to install solar panels for your home. We oversee your entire installation and take care of every detail for you, from HOA approval to permitting to inspections. You can relax knowing how solar panels work and that you have the most efficient and reliable solar panels available, and that the Freedom Solar in-house service department is here to help with any of your needs.

Local Experience You Can Trust

Freedom Solar installs, monitors and services home solar systems from our offices in AustinDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonHoustonSan Antonio, Colorado Springs, Denver, Tampa, Orlando, Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte. We are a certified installer and distributor of the Tesla Powerwall battery and offer a full range of home batteries. Our expert team will help you take advantage of all federal and local solar tax incentives and rebates. We are experts in solar, with over 15 years experience and 24,000 customers to date.

Where Does Freedom Solar Install Residential Solar Solutions?

We install solar PV systems on rooftops and ground mounts, and home batteries for backup power across Texas, Colorado, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, including:

  • Austin
  • Colorado Springs
  • Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • San Antonio
  • Tampa
  • Orlando
  • Norfolk-Virginia Beach
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • Charlotte
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Residential Solar Panel Installation Services for Your Home FAQs

What should I ask before installing solar panels?
Before installing solar panels, you should ask if your roof is the right shape, type, orientation, direction and slope and whether it’s strong enough to support panels. You should also ask about local rebates and incentives, warranties, and how you can connect to the grid. More questions include determining your homeowners association (HOA) regulations, your home’s efficiency, how much energy you use, how much solar costs in your area and more. These are all questions that Freedom Solar will help you answer during your free consultation.
How can I tell if my house is suitable for solar panels?

Here are several factors that you should know to determine whether your home is a good fit for a solar panel installation:

  • Shade is one of the most common reasons people cannot install solar panels. Trees or other impediments to full sunlight throughout the entire day can negatively impact solar panel efficiency.
  • For rooftop systems, your roof must be in good condition. It is ideal but not necessarily required for your home to have south or west exposure. Solar can be mounted on all roof materials.
  • The economics of solar generally make sense only if you are planning to stay in your home for at least 2 years. If you are planning to move soon, consider waiting to install solar on your new home!
  • If you are building a home, it’s less expensive to incorporate solar into your plans from the beginning. We will work with your developer to ensure the process is efficient and seamless for you.
What is the biggest consideration when installing panels?

The biggest consideration when installing solar panels is your installation site. Because roofs are the most common place for installation, several factors determine whether your roof is suitable for solar panels. Your roof type and shape, slope, orientation and direction are all top considerations.

What should I know before going solar?

Before going solar, you should know the average amount of energy your household requires daily. You should also research the type of solar panels you need. High-efficiency solar panels will generate more energy on a daily basis, and you can store that energy in a home battery backup if needed.

What should I consider in solar panels?

Before purchasing a solar panel system, you should consider a few factors. Efficiency, yield, warranty options, durability and aesthetics (which might involve your Homeowners Association) are all major considerations. Freedom Solar only offers products and services with the highest ratings on the market, and which are covered by a 25-year performance, product and workmanship warranty.

How many solar panels does it take to run a house?

The average home requires 21 to 34 solar panels to cover its full electricity needs. This range is based on the monthly average of 877 kWh used by homes, as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. However, all residential needs are different. The location of your home, the efficiency of your panels and how much energy your household consumes will determine how many solar panels you need.

Can a house run on solar power alone?

Yes, theoretically. A modern solar panel system, including a battery backup for house, makes it possible for a house to run on solar power alone. With highly efficient solar panels and a premium battery, you could easily generate enough energy to power your home and daily needs.

How do I calculate how many solar panels I need?

The best way to calculate how many solar panels you need is to look up your home’s hourly energy requirement in kWh over a 30-day period. This is based on your monthly energy statements, or you can ask your utility to calculate it for you. Multiply that by the number of peak sunlight hours in your area, which you can easily search online since it differs depending on the time of year and where you live. Then, divide that number by the wattage of your panels, which is either low wattage (150W) or high wattage (360W).

What roof materials is best?

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.

Do you have to penetrate the roof?

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 to prevent leaks.

Does the panels have to go on the front of my house?

In some cases, yes they do. This is simply based on your available roof surfaces, their direction towards the sun and shading profile.

Which direction is best for solar panels to face?

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.

What kind of warranty comes with the array?

With any Freedom Solar Power solar project, you will receive a 25-year product, power, and workmanship warranty. If your system has product performance issues, which are rare, Freedom Solar will submit your warranty claim on your behalf to the manufacturer. Additionally, our Complete Freedom Warranty provides a 25 year workmanship warranty, which may be transferred to future owners of your home.

What is the benefit of installing SunPower solar panels?

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 highly efficient panels and SunPower provides a 25-year complete coverage warranty on all their products, that also ensures a maintained energy output of at least 92% of their original production over the 25-year lifetime.

What is the benefit of installing REC solar panels?

REC’s panel efficiency ranks 2nd best in the industry (after SunPower’s Maxeon model) but delivers more energy yield than anyone else—which means more cost savings for our customers. REC has consistent high quality with the lowest failure rate in the industry (their warranty claims rate is <100 parts per million which is orders of magnitude better than anyone else). Freedom Solar Power offers a 25-year hassle-free lifetime warranty covering product, power and workmanship.

What is the benefit of installing Mission Solar panels?

Mission Solar panels are built in Texas and are among the best in the industry in panel efficiency. Built three times tougher than industry standards, with energy capacity guaranteed to maintain at 84% in year 25. Mission Solar panels offer a great system at a great price with great protection. Freedom Solar Power offers a 25-year hassle-free lifetime warranty covering product, power and workmanship.

How long do solar panels last?

Solar panels have an average life span of 25 to 30 years. Depending on how well you take care of your panels with periodic maintenance such as cleaning and inspections, they will likely last longer. However, their solar panel efficiency decreases by about 0.8% each year, which affects the amount of energy you can routinely generate.

Can my HOA stop me from installing solar panels?

Under certain states’ solar access laws, HOAs are legally prohibited from preventing their members from installing a solar panel system on their property.

In some cases, however, they can provide input on the location of the solar panels. State governments have put these laws in place to encourage more homeowners to purchase solar panels and use renewable energy sources.