Solar Power Systems
How It Works
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.
We offer a wide range of flexible financing options including The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card issued by Citibank, N.A. and The Home Depot Project Loan issued by GreenSky, LLC, plus one competitive install price on residential solar power system.
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.
What is a residential solar power system?
A residential solar power system is a grid-tied residential system that collects sunlight using photovoltaic panels and other accessories to produce solar energy for your home.
How much 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.
How many solar panels do I need?
The number of solar panels you will need to cover energy usage in your home depends on your home’s location and the roof size. Please set up an in-home consultation to discuss with a solar provider.
What is the difference between an off-grid solar power system and a grid-tied solar power system?
The type of grid solar power system you have will determine if you’re still attached to a utility power grid or not. A grid-tied system is connected to the utility grid, which will allow power to kick in if the panels are unable to produce enough power on their own at a certain time. An off-grid system is not connected to the utility grid and is completely self-sustaining.
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.
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.
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.