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Solar Services

From Solar Panel Install To Energy Storage To Maintenance

Solar Services That Save Money & Add Value

TruHome Pros offers 5-star solar services for homes in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan including panel installation, repair, maintenance, energy storage, and EV charging.

Our highly affordable solar systems decrease your energy bills and increase the value of your property. We work closely with homeowners to design and install solar panel systems that meet their needs in providing an excellent source of alternative energy that lasts for years to come. If you are looking to “go green,” there’s no greener way to go than solar.

TruHome Pros Solar Services

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Solar Panel Design & Installation Service

We source solar panels from leading manufacturers especially fitted to the footprint of your roof and the orientation of your home towards the sun. An engineering inspection is first performed to evaluate the condition of your roof and ensure it is structurally sound (we can repair and/or replace roofing if that is necessary). The engineer also inspects your electrical panel to ensure it has sufficient amperage to connect to your solar panels. Then permits are obtained, and the panels and inverter(s) are ordered. Depending on the size and complexity of your system, the final installation of your solar panels and electrical interconnections typically takes anywhere from 1-3 days.

Solar Panel Repair Service

Stuff happens. TruHome Pros performs the necessary diagnostic service to determine the source of the solar energy drop. In some cases, it requires replacing a damaged or defective solar panel. If the solar panel is still under warranty, we of course replace it without charge.

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Solar Panel Maintenance & Cleaning Service

Solar panels get dirty over time. Dirty solar panels are inefficient solar panels. Every three months or so, solar panels must be rinsed to remove dirt and debris. If you are uncomfortable getting on your roof, TruHome Pros maintenance service ensures your clean solar panels operate at maximum efficiency.

Battery Storage For Solar Service

Pairing your solar panels with a battery system allows you to store energy for later use instead of returning excess energy to the electrical grid. While the cost of battery storage has declined, and solar batteries are eligible for federal tax credits, it is a pretty large investment. TruHome Pros can help you assess whether battery storage is worth it for your situation and install a battery that works best with your solar panels.

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EV Charging Station Service

If you own, or are planning to own an electric vehicle, TruHome Pros offers an expert installation service of a home charging system that keeps your vehicle’s tank “filled to the top.” We specialize in all types of EV charging stations, including Tesla as a certified powerwall installer.

Our 6 Step Going Solar Process

TruHome Pros solar professionals conduct a thorough evaluation of your property, particularly the size and condition of your roof as well as daily sun exposure, to build a quality solar system that fits your needs and your budget, and saves you money. From permitting to powering up, we manage a full scope of solar services to ensure your installation is safe and reliable for years to come.



Contact us for a quote and let us get to work on finding the best solar options for you and your home situation.


Choose Your Solar

Review your home's solar savings and design layout. Then, choose the best solar services for your home's needs.


Site Inspection

Our engineers will come out to inspect your home to ensure your home is the perfect fit for solar. Roof inspection included!



Once your home inspection is complete we can start the permitting process with your local jurisdiction.



Get ready for the big day(s) as our local installation team comes out to perform all the services to complete your custom solar system install.


Permission To Operate

Once the solar services are completed on our end, your local utility company will come out to inspect the system so you can power on and enjoy savings.

Financing Options for Going Solar

In addition to tax incentives and rebates that significantly lower the cost of solar panels and installation services, TruHome Pros offers financing programs with competitive rates that make it more affordable than ever to take advantage of owning your solar system. We also offer leasing options.

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How Solar Energy Works

Most residential solar systems are installed on the roof, though in some cases, they are installed in yards if there is enough space and local zoning allows it. Solar panels house a set of photovoltaic cells. These cells absorb energy from the sunlight that shines on the solar panels, creating an electrical flow. This electrical flow is converted into household use by an inverter, which also employs battery power to store power for when it is needed.

This electricity is used to power your home, with any excess going back into the power grid and earning credit to further lower your energy bill.

Top-of-the-Line Solar Panels & Equipment

TruHome Pros solar services employ a full integration of highly efficient solar panels, power inverters, and premium parts and accessories that ensure optimum performance and long term savings.

Our sleek and durable solar panels are manufactured by top-of-the-line Tier 1 companies such as LG Solar, SunPower, REC, and Panasonic (specific manufacturers vary by local availability and best pricing subject to fluctuating market conditions).

The solar panels we select for your home offer the highest efficiency, temperature coefficient (meaning how much energy output is affected by heat), and warranties.

How You Can Save Money On Solar Services

The cost to install solar panels has dropped nearly 80% in recent years, making switching to renewable energy very affordable. Additionally, federal and state solar incentives significantly reduce the cost of installation services for solar panel systems. This solar incentive alone allows homes the ability to deduct up to 30% off the total cost of solar panel installation.

The average homeowner can save approximately $80 per month with a TruHome Pros solar installation service, depending on the size of your roof, how much sun your house gets, and where you are located.

You can also significantly increase your home’s value by going solar. Which means you’ll be able to sell it faster for a higher price.

Shining Examples of Solar Service Satisfaction

Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan homeowners enjoy the cost-effective comfort of a TruHome Pros solar services.

Based on 158 reviews
Efrain Gonzalez
Efrain Gonzalez
DJ at TruHome Pros (sales) and the SolarWise installation crew were very professional and knowledgeable. The installation crew worked quickly and cleaned up the entire work site. Kudos to the entire staff at TruHome Pros and SolarWise.
Adam Victory
Adam Victory
Dave Tayler was the company representative, he is a very honest and knowledgeable and answered allmy concerns, he is loaded with information that l had no clue about, usually l don't jump on any agr8or contract unless see multiple options to decide, but David left no options in which made me finalize my decision and go with this company , this is my first experience with this company as a part of a long history to come and l hope keep giving 5 stars for every experience along the road. Thanks Dave Zakaria Altamimi
Pamela Allen
Pamela Allen
We met with Tad to discuss going solar. We are very impressed with his knowledge, professionalism, and friendly manner. We are excited to complete installation and do our part in reducing our "footprint".
Chad Klinge
Chad Klinge
I gave 3 star initially, sense my home isn't not producing near the power as predicted off their graph they show. Even though a lot of it is due to Mother Nature and is out of True home control. Ryan my sales rep has been awesome helping through the problem and even though they do not need to they are adding 4 panels at no charge to the home to help produces more energy and send me a credit for my low production months.
Leslie aldrich
Leslie aldrich
I am having these panels placed on my home and so far I am very impressed with TruHome. The sales rep, Ryan, was kind and not pushy. The customer service has been excellent this far. I am looking forward to getting started on this project.
Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson
I worked with Tad and had a great experience. He was more than willing to take the time to answer all my questions and explain the process. The communication was great from purchase through installation. I highly recommend TruHome Pros!
Pete Russell is outstanding! Highly recommended!
Kim Lavigne
Kim Lavigne
We just completed a consultation with Sales Manager Tad Ulrich and have committed to working with Tru Home Pros for our solar panel instillation. We were extremely impressed with the outstanding and professional advice given to us. The total transparency of this company and the highest level of customer service we have seen in a very long time. We absolutely recommend to anyone reading this review, that Tru Home Pros experience was worth the time and at this time we are beyond satisfied.

Solar Services Frequently Asked Questions

After you sign a contract, we send an engineer to evaluate your electrical system and inspect your roof. The next step is to acquire the necessary permits. Once we have approval, we prep your roof and/or replace shingles or tiles as needed. Then we install the electrical wiring that connects to the solar panels. Next is the racking required to support the solar panels is installed and leveled. Then, finally, the panels are installed and connected to an inverter to convert DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current) used in your home and by the power company. But before you can turn the solar panel system on, it must be inspected and approved by your local utility and, in most cases, a local town inspector.

The cost depends on the number of solar panels and installation/service labor. Every home and location is different, but be prepared to invest between $17,430 and $23,870 for a solar system, with an average cost of $20,650 according to EnergySage. Keep in mind that various tax incentives significantly reduce the cost of solar panels. Before we do any work, we provide a quote for your approval.

Yes. It’s certainly worth going solar and using our services if you want to reduce and even eliminate monthly utility bills, reduce your carbon footprint, and increase the value of your property. Most homeowners can break even on their solar investment in 6-10 years, depending on their home’s size, electricity costs, and financing options according to This Old House.

Every solar installation is different, and the time our service takes depends on the number of solar panels and the condition of your roof. In general, anywhere from 1 to 3 days. We provide an estimated timeframe in your solar quote.

Yes, just as you would with any contractor.

The roof must be in good condition with sufficient sun exposure so that the solar panels are tilted in a mostly southern direction to achieve maximum exposure. The best direction is south because the sun is always in the southern half of the sky, at least for those of us in North America. While east or west is less than optimal, the solar panels can still capture enough energy to generate sufficient electricity.

No. While solar panels are weather-resistant and aren’t affected by rain during normal operation, there’s a risk to the installers working under rainy conditions. Besides increasing the potential for slipping on a wet roof, installation requires running and testing wiring, which under rainy conditions, increases the risks of electrocution.

While solar panels are highly durable and considered low maintenance, they do get dirty, which blocks sunlight and reduces efficiency. A good rule of thumb is to clean the panels every three months. A long pole with a squeegee could do the job if it can safely reach it. Be careful, however, not to disturb any of the electrical wiring. If you have to get on the roof to reach the panels or are uncomfortable working around electrical systems, having a solar professional perform this service is best. TruHome Pros offers a highly affordable maintenance plan to ensure your solar panels work optimally.