Design your own solar system within minutes
See how easy it is to use this tool and get an estimate within minutes
1. Utility Details
Select your utility company and enter average of your monthly bill or electricity usage
2. Select Hardware
3. Design panels
Click on the edges of your roof to highlight the area where you want to have solar panels installed.
Energy Usage Offset
Energy Bill Offset
5. Review the numbers
Before Solar Installation
Annual Electricity cost
Average monthly electric bill
After Solar Installation
Monthly electric bill
5. Select Payment Option
(price per watt)
Federal Tax Credit:
Net Solar Investment:
One Time Payment:
20 Year Lease
(lease rate per kwh)
Federal Tax Credit:
(after tax credit)
6. Schedule site evaluation
6. Create proposal
Your design has been submitted and booking has been confirmed.
For future reference your proposal ID is
A PDF version of this proposal is also available
Most frequent questions and answers
Solar panels manufacturers play a large role in terms of quality and bankability of the modules themselves and the warranty that comes with it. We can help you choose the best manufacturer for you in terms of quality, warranty and price.
Inverter styles vary from string inverter systems, microinverter systems and hybrid systems that contain both a central unit and power optimizers at the module level. We can help you choose the best system in terms of price and goals.
Batteries allow you self supply energy, back up your home when the grid goes down, peak shave your time of use rates, or serve as a main power supply for off grid systems. Batteries can also help protect grid tied customers from future rate changes by their utility offering them a large degree of energy independence.
Yes. A shade report is necessary to ensure a good system design and can help you make sure your system produces the power you are planning on producing so you meet your overall financial expectations.
In most cases, your contractor or installer will pull this for you. Homeowners can also pull their own permits if they desire by purchasing one of our permit-ready plan sets and coordinating with their own building and safety. Building and Safety permit fees will apply.
There are many financing options for customers who want to purchase or lease their systems. A consultant can walk you through which financing programs are the best for your goals, based on whether you can use the 30% ITC federal tax credit and what type of loan details are most appealing to you.
Net metering is the basis for how grid tied systems get energy credit for the power their solar systems produce. It’s important to go over net metering 2.0 details with your consultant that are specific to your utility so you can optimize the financial return of your system.
The 30% federal tax credit, or ITC currently allows for a dollar-for-dollar credit of 30% of your total solar system cost and any electrical or roofing upgrades that were required for installation through 2019. Ask your consultant or a timeline of when those stipulations are changing to ensure you get a maximum financial return.