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Get Started With Solar

Going Solar is Easy!


Real Goods Solar makes it easy to get started with solar. Our decades of experience in solar energy system design, permitting, installation, grid connection, rebate acquisition, system monitoring and service mean we know solar and how to deliver it. It’s just a matter of how much of your electricity bill you’d like to offset and how you’d like to pay for it.

Going solar with us is a simple, seamless switch to cheaper, cleaner electricity. And our exceptional customer service is always just a phone call away.

How Do You Get Started With Solar?

1. Evaluate Your Home

Confirm going solar is right for you by reviewing the following:

  • Do you own your home?
  • Do you have roof space – with little or no shading – facing south, east or west?
  • Do you pay $45 or more a month for electricity ($100 or more in California)?

If you answered YES to all three then you can get started with solar – keep going!

2. Get a Free Solar Consultation

Get started with solar
Now that you’ve done an initial evaluation, one of our solar experts will provide a free in-depth solar consultation. After this quick analysis, we can advise you whether solar is a wise investment for your home.

3. Select Your Payment Option

We don’t just design solar energy systems. We design flexible payment plans to fit just about any budget. Would you like to buy your system outright or simply pay for the power you use from it?

  • Purchasing and owning your solar power system locks in low rates (and free energy after the system has paid for itself), and puts rebate money in your pocket sooner.
  • Financing through a lease or our PowerSavings Plan™ offers little to no down payment, locked-in 20-year rates, and complete care of the system and all components.

4. System Installation

Going solar is easy
Real Goods Solar will manage every aspect of installation – beginning with permits and paperwork all the way to switching it on – and guarantee it all goes as planned. Our certified installers will get the job done safely and professionally so you can enjoy the seamless transition to clean, renewable energy produced on demand at your home.

5. Turn On Your System and Start Producing

After installation, we’ll activate your system and set you up with web-based monitoring. This service helps us ensure everything is performing as expected, and it’s a convenient and powerful way for you to keep track of your electricity production and use – and frankly, it’s kinda fun to watch!