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Residential Solar Panel Installation Services for Your Home

Hassle-Free Residential Solar Energy Services

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.

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Solar Panel Installation for Residential Homes

  • 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 SunPower solar technology with every solar panel installation
  • Our installation services include the Complete Freedom warranty
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Home Battery Backup Systems That We Offer

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Our Service Department Is Here For You

  • Get lifetime service and monitoring of the residential solar panel systems we install
  • Utilize our services for existing systems installed by other companies
  • We offer de-installation and re-installation for roof repairs and remodels
  • Get a consultation with your realtor when you sell your home

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 a smart investment that saves homeowners thousands on household electricity costs and increases your home value, and it is good for the planet by helping to reduce your carbon footprint and improve local air quality.The cost of putting residential solar panels on your home can be less than your electric bill, with a variety of financing options including $0 down and interest rates as low as 0.99%. Learn more about home solar panel 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 Americans than ever before are discovering the benefits of residential solar panels. Fewer than 2% 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 residential 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 and solar carports 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 residential solar panels can lower your bills.

Why Choose Freedom Solar for Your Solar Panel Installation Needs?

Our Promise to You

Our founder started out installing solar projects in Colorado in 2004. He then returned home to Texas and began installing residential solar panels from house to house in 2007. Thousands of homeowners later, we became the #1 residential solar installer in Texas (GreenTechMedia, 2017-2019) and have grown into the largest SunPower dealer nationwide.

As the only SunPower master dealer in Texas, Colorado, and Tampa, Florida, we have a commitment to quality and community. We offer premium quality products, workmanship, and service. Our highly trained, certified, and experienced team specializes in complex projects, including roof types such as clay tile or Spanish tile, standing-seam metal, tin, corrugated metal, and flat roofs.

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 that you have the most efficient and reliable SunPower solar panels available, backed by the industry’s best and most comprehensive 25-year performance, product, and service warranty. The Freedom Solar in-house service department is here to help if you remodel or move.

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, and Raleigh-Durham. We are a certified installer and distributor of the Tesla Powerwall battery and offer a full range of home batteries and home generators. Our expert team will help you take advantage of all federal and local solar incentives and rebates.

Where Does Freedom Solar Install Residential Solar Solutions?

We install solar PV systems on rooftops and ground mounts, home batteries, and generators for backup power across the states of Texas, Colorado, and Florida including:

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

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.

You can tell if your house is suitable for solar panels by calculating your Sun Number Score, which represents your home’s solar power potential. Scores range between zero and 100, and a rating of 70 or higher means your house is suitable for solar panels. Your score takes various factors into account, such as the orientation of your home, regional climate, local electricity rates and cost of solar installations in your area. 

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. The type of roof you have and its shape, slope, orientation and direction are all top considerations.

Before going solar, you should know the average amount of energy your household requires daily. You should also know your home’s Sun Number Score. This information will help you determine whether your house is suitable for solar panels. 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 battery for backup power if needed.

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 [HOA]) are all major considerations. Freedom Solar offers SunPower solar panel systems, which are the highest-rated systems on the market.

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.

The main advantages of solar energy include benefiting the environment and public health by reducing carbon emissions and improving air quality, saving money on your monthly utility bill, and reducing reliance on the grid to gain energy independence. Other advantages include increasing the resale value of your home from solar panels and avoiding rising energy costs through your utility.

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

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.

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 will probably be 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).

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