At YSG Solar, we make going solar simple. We know that the first step to a flawless installation is to help people across our service area in New York understand the process. We start with a number of important questions that all homeowners should consider before investing in solar, including:
Is this my first time looking into solar?
If not, solar technology has changed a lot in recent years. New innovations have made it more affordable and easier to install than ever. Our solar consultants will get you up to speed quickly to give you a better sense of what may be possible today.
Is my home right for solar?
The orientation of your home plays an important role in your ability to benefit from solar. As do issues like shade coverage and proximity to other homes and buildings. Not sure? We’ll conduct a complete site assessment and explain the details.
How old is my roof? And do I actually want equipment installed on it?
New York weather is hard on roofs. So while solar panels and equipment are a relatively lightweight addition to a home, your roof structure still needs to be in good shape to safely support them (and our installers!). If your roof surface needs replacing in the near future, it may be more cost effective to replace your shingles first, before adding a solar array. The goal is to avoid having to install, remove and re-install a system at all costs.
Why do I want solar?
For the environmental benefits? To reduce your electricity bill or to eliminate it altogether? This will help us assess your energy needs and ultimately, the size and capacity of your system.
Do I want to finance my solar panels? Or buy them outright?
New York state offers a variety of incentives and rebates to make solar more accessible to a greater percentage of households. YSG solar can also provide affordable financing options. Many customers find that immediate outright ownership yields the best, quickest return on their investment.
Do I want my system to be tied into the grid?
Most solar incentives in New York require a system to be connected to the grid. However, the way utilities function is changing, adding uncertainty to what the future holds for reimbursement programs like net metering or the new value stack tariff. Our solar experts will take this into account when designing your system in order to ensure the best possible terms and value for your dollar—today and in the future.
Am I considering battery storage as a part of my system?
Batteries are a game-changer in today’s solar market. You’ll see a higher initial cost and potentially a longer payback period if you choose to add a battery to your system. However, it’s hard to put a price on having a bulletproof back-up system that also insulates you from future utility market rate volatility.
The YSG Solar staff are experts in every phase of the installation process. Our consultation specialists will help you develop a solid understanding of the importance of these factors along with the technical considerations that will lead to a fully optimized solar system for your home.
Once your project has progressed to the critical design phase, you can rest assured that we’ll put together a safe, effective, code compliant system for you. With electrical, structural and civil engineers on staff, we cover all the bases so you don’t have to. We also employ NABCEP certified solar panel installers exclusively, and provide every project with a dedicated Master Licensed electrician.