Does My Property Get Enough Sunlight to Qualify For Solar?

Property Get Enough Sunlight to Qualify For Solar

Total Solar Resource Fraction (TSRF)

Total Solar Resource Fraction is a solar industry term that just means the total sunlight an evaluated area will collect throughout a given year. TSRF accounts for things like tree shading, roof tilt, and roof orientation. An area with 100% TSRF represents a space that will get all possible sunlight without anything obstructing its view of direct sunlight.

In order to be approved for certain solar incentives, the area of your property that will have solar installed on it must have a TSRF of greater than or equal to 75%. We can easily help you confirm whether or not you qualify with one of our proprietary solar audits.

Types of Solar Audits We Offer

Remote Solar Audit

When evaluating your property remotely, we assess the proposed solar installation area with state-of-the-art solar software. Our software leverages the latest satellite imagery of your property and has a 95% accuracy rate.

Physical Solar Audit

We understand that each property is different, so we go to great lengths to ensure your system is uniquely matched to your specific solar energy needs. For this reason, we follow up every remote audit with an in-person audit of your property. In-person solar audits also give you an opportunity to ask more detailed questions and discuss your property’s specific solar installation requirements.
Our comprehensive audit will identify your solar options, energy savings, available incentives, and how much solar you’ll generate.
You’ll receive all the information you need to understand the right solar system installation for you.

Solar Purchase Options

Buying solar is like buying or renting a home. You can own it outright by paying cash up front, you can finance it and pay little to nothing up front, or you can choose to rent (lease).
At Smart Solar Energy, we don’t believe in leasing (renting) our solar systems. You have to split the savings with your solar company, you don’t get to take advantage of the federal and state solar incentives, and selling your property can be a challenge. If you’ve ever heard of someone with solar who struggled to sell their home, they were probably leasing their system.
Much like owning a home, owning your solar system allows you to maximize your investment benefits. While paying everything up front is the best way to purchase solar, most people would prefer to hold on to their hard-earned cash. We have a variety of financing options with local credit unions and can work to find you a solution that meets your specific needs.
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