Solar Power Systems
Home Solar Power
Homes with a mostly-sunny roof facing south, east or west benefit the most from a custom solar power system. Let The Home Depot show you the advantages of solar power and how you can capture the sun and soak up the savings. Get a free quote today!
Expert Solar Installers
The Home Depot’s solar providers and panel installers are local, licensed, insured, and have undergone a thorough background-screening process before conducting a free in-home consultation.
Up To 24 Months Financing
Up to 24 months special financing on purchases when using a new or existing Home Depot Consumer Credit Card Account. Offer valid 5/25/17-5/31/17. View Details
Residential Solar Power Systems
Installed solar panels are guaranteed by approved solar providers for 20 years or more with little maintenance required plus a one-year labor warranty.
Home Depot Service Provider Licensing and/or Registration Information
Home Depot local Service Providers are background checked, insured, licensed and/or registered. Any license or registration numbers held by or on behalf of Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. are available here or at the Special Services Desk in The Home Depot store. State specific licensing information includes: Alabama 03010, Alaska 25084, Arizona ROC252435 ROC092581, California 602331, Florida EC00001440 CGC1514813 CAC1813767 CFC1426021, Georgia EN216765 CT22120 LMP2977 ID 005190, Massachusetts 112785, Michigan 2101089942, Nevada 38686 OH 46992, Oklahoma 9190, Oregon 95843 RI 9480, Texas TECL24447 RAIC113 TACLA1574C TACLB14980C M-16451, Washington HOMED088RH, West Virginia WV036104.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to common solar installation questions
What is a solar power system?
A solar power system is a grid-tied residential system that collects sunlight using photovoltaic panels and other accessories to produce solar energy.
How much solar energy will my solar panels produce?
The number of solar panels and their size, the efficiency of their cells, and the amount of sunlight hitting your roof will dictate how much solar energy your panels are producing. Please set up an in-home consultation to discuss with a solar provider.
How much does it cost to install solar panels on my roof?
The cost of getting a residential solar power system installed will vary based on where you live and the region’s number of peak sun hours. A system’s size and your home’s current energy consumption patterns will also factor into the cost of getting solar panels installed and how much you can expect to save as your solar system collects solar energy. Please set up an in-home consultation to discuss with a solar provider.
What to Expect from a Solar Power System
Step 1. Request A Free Consultation and Quote
Provide us with information about your home and average monthly energy bills so we can customize a quote that is specific to you. If you have a homeowner's association, be sure to ask about rules for installing solar panels.
Step 2. Meet With A Solar Installer
When your home is approved for solar panels you’ll meet with an installer at your home to review a detailed proposal including recommended solar power system location, size, pricing and financial analysis.
Step 3. Choose Your Monthly Energy Plan
Once you've approved your custom design you’ll be shown how easy it is to set up monthly payments to cover the cost of your home's solar power system. A solar panel installer will visit your home to ensure the design meets all city and utility requirements and discuss the solar installation process. Home solar financing programs typically start as low as $0 down for well-qualified customers. Financing options and terms vary by location and are not available in all areas.
Step 4. Schedule Your System Installation
Your solar installation will be scheduled at a convenient time, and all of the paperwork and permitting required will be handled by the professional installer. Typical solar installations take 2-5 days depending on your home's size.
Step 5. Panels Installed By Professionals
Your system will be installed by a solar power installer who will work with city and utility inspectors to approve your system. Our team will deliver all the equipment on the day of installation and keep you updated on our progress each day. You'll have a chance to review the installer's work and get answers to any questions you have about solar power monitoring.
Solar Panel Installation
Solar power is a leader in the growing clean, renewable energy movement. If you own your home and feel you are paying too much for electricity, then solar power may be the right clean energy option for you. Every year, The Home Depot helps thousands of homeowners install solar power systems that will reduce the cost of monthly electricity bills. This important transition to solar power requires custom designers and experienced contractors who are with you from start to finish during your solar panel installation.
You'll be guided through all phases of your solar energy project, including a free consultation, system design, purchase, local permitting, installation, ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Our expert designers and solar panel installers will save you time and make the addition of solar power easy with a quick install. The team will even take care of all the installation-related paperwork with your local permit office, as well as meet with city and utility inspectors to ensure your solar power system is approved and ready for activation.
How Solar Panels Work
Solar power systems help convert sunlight into electricity to power. This would not be possible without the use of solar panels. Panels collect sunlight using photovoltaic cells and transfer the generated electrical current through wiring to produce electricity. Solar panels can also be wired together to create a system, increasing the amount of solar energy collected and solar power produced. Regardless of the type of solar panel used, the most ideal location of a solar power system would be installed panels on a roof – in a region with long peak sunlight hours – with the panels facing toward the south (for homes in the northern hemisphere).
Advantages of Solar Power
Investing in a solar power system is easier today than ever before. The power system and number of solar panels needed will be custom to your home and its needs. During your free in-home consultation, The Home Depot’s local solar power installer will clearly explain the installation process and how easy it is for you to go solar. By powering your home with clean, renewable solar energy, you’re creating a healthier environment and conserving traditional, finite resources. Lowering the cost of your electricity bills, having solar panels installed that require little-to-no maintenance for decades, and investing in renewable power are some of the best advantages of utilizing solar energy.
Solar power systems offer every homeowner a clean, renewable energy source that produces no carbon emissions. The result? Cleaner air, water and food for everyone. Having professional designers and experts install solar panels on your home is a great first step to reducing your carbon footprint.
Lower Your Electricity Bills
When you go solar, you get more control of your monthly electricity costs. You’ll know what to expect including the amount of electricity your system will deliver. And, the longer you own your solar power system the bigger the savings will be.
Solar panels, by design, have no moving parts, which means there's less for you to maintain. You’ll be notified if your system requires maintenance due to a drop in power production. Professional monitoring of your system combined with occasional cleaning and inspection will help to keep your installed solar panels running for 20 years or more.