A Top-rated Wisconsin Solar Energy Company & Roofing Contractor

Solar energy comes with several benefits from lower electricity costs and environmental conservation. To ensure your solar panels are effective, you need to engage the ideal company. At the same time, there might be concerns about your roof before going solar. If the company of your choice also offers roofing services, it is an added advantage. In this case, you need a company that can assess and possibly replace your roof before installation. TruHome pros is the company you can go with. 

The Solar Panel Installation Process

TruHome Pros has an experienced team of solar installers who will assess your needs and help you install the right panels. Typically, the most common location for the installation of solar panels is always the roof. Most roofs have the required specifications for the installation so that panels can access maximum sunlight. However, if installation on the roof is not desired, the solar panels can also be mounted on the ground provided there are no objects blocking access to the sun.

Here is the process our team follows before installing the panels:

1. Custom made proposals

The solar installation process largely depends on your needs. Each house has unique features and characteristics that will affect solar installation. At TruHome Pros, our team will inspect the house and submit a free proposal custom-made for your building. The team ensures you enjoy the benefits of solar energy regardless of your location. 

2. Site survey

The survey entails evaluating the building and before mapping out the solar installation process. During the survey, our team identifies the right placement, which allows us to determine where to install the solar panels. This process also consists of roof orientation and shading analysis. We also gather roofing details to install the right solar panel system. Furthermore, our team carries out load analysis, which helps understand the building’s energy needs.

3. Permits

At TruHome Pros, we are committed to ensuring you get the best solar experience. Our team understands all the permits needed by the state of Wisconsin to install the solar panels. Typically, you will need to obtain permits from your local Government to install. You should file for an electrical permit, a structural or building permit, and a dedicated solar photovoltaic (PV) permit. We will help you through all these processes.

4. Installation

This is the final step. Ideally, the roof is the best place to install solar panels as it offers room for maximum sunlight. If you have sufficient yard space, our dedicated team will install the solar panels on the ground. During installation, our team sets up scaffolding, install solar mounts and then solar panels. We will also install a solar inverter, bond the inverter with a solar battery, and then connect the inverter to the consumer unit. 

At the same time, we also install the electrical wiring. In most cases, MC4 connectors are used since they are compatible with all types of solar panels. We also ensure the household’s electricity supply is off during the wiring installation.

Wisconsin Solar Incentives!

Once you decide to get solar, you will enjoy a series of incentives put in place by the state and federal Government for Wisconsin residents. One of the ways to boost interest in renewable energy is by reducing investment costs for homeowners. In the United States, the cost reductions are in the form of solar incentives. Below is a breakdown of the most popular solar incentives in the state of Wisconsin. Note that TruHome Pro professionals will help you understand the incentives.

Federal Investment Tax (FITC)

You can take advantage of the 26% Federal Tax Credit. This incentive allows individuals or businesses opting for solar energy to recoup 26% as of 2020 of the equipment and installation costs for an unlimited amount. In 2021 the 26% will be retained due as part of the coronavirus relief. In 2022 the tax credit will decline to 22%.Note that the FITC applies only to individuals who buy their solar system outright, either with cash or solar loan.

Net metering

Net metering is a billing system that helps solar energy customers sell the excess power generated to the grid. This incentive is available for Wisconsin residents. A net meter operates like a standard meter, but it measures the electric energy you’re drawing from the grid and the surplus solar power you supply back to the grid. In general, customers receive some credit on their monthly electricity bills.

truhome pros offers solar panel installation and roof replacement

Solar Panels

Roof replacement

TruHome Pros can also replace your roof

Besides installing solar panels, TruHome Pros is also a reputable roofing contractor in Wisconsin. Note that our team understands the importance of having a new roof for your home, as it helps you qualify for incentives from the state as well as add value to your home.

Our team will carry out roof inspection before installing solar panels to ensure it supports the load. In the event the roof does not support the load, we will recommend a replacement. Our goal is to offer the client quality work up to satisfaction. Our team will recommend the perfect time to replace your roof and how much it will cost you. We will then determine how to mount the panels on the roof. TruHome Pros also ensures the solar panel positioning gets access to direct sunlight. At the same time, we advise on whether you can use solar panels in place of a roof. 

What our happy customers have to say

We make the process easy and educate you along the way. See for yourself.

Christopher Krypel
Christopher Krypel
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What a great service! I currently have no electric bill do to the work TruHome did for me. I would suggest using TruHome Pros for your Solar needs. Great Sales and Great Installers.
William Balzano
William Balzano
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Super fast install great customer service very knowledgeable in every step of the process
Lisa Ducato
Lisa Ducato
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TruHome has given me my happiness back. I live in a 1400sq ft home and had $600 a month electric bills. If you have ever felt like you can’t get ahead that is how I felt. Then Tom Anzalone from TruHome Pros came to see me and he changed everything for the better. I am forever grateful. He was very professional, knowledgeable and answered all of my questions regarding solar. I was skeptical at first but what did I have to lose. I thought I was going to have to sell my house. The Installer’s were courteous and prompt. I Couldn’t be happier with this experience. I highly recommend them.
Dennis King
Dennis King
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We had TruHome Pros help us with our solar project, and it was really a seamless experience. From the first phone call we received to the sales rep come out to our house. The install went very smoothly and quickly as well. It was just under 6 weeks and we had panels on our roof and already started saving money. I would highly recommend doing business with TruHome Pros if you want to deal with professionals that really know what they are doing and truly care about helping their clients.

Residential Solar Panels For Your Wisconsin Home

For a Wisconsin resident, you can never go wrong once you decide to go solar. For a residential home, there are several options to choose from depending on your power needs. 

Monocrystalline solar panels

These are the most popular solar panels for rooftop mounting. The popularity stems mainly from the aesthetic appeal. The solar cells within monocrystalline panels are a single, flat black color making them appealing. Furthermore, the monocrystalline panels usually have one of the highest efficiency and power capacity. The panel efficiency ranges from 17% to 22%. The high efficiency means that they require less space to reach a given power capacity. 

Polycrystalline solar panels

Polycrystalline panels are also known as multicrystalline panels. Polycrystalline solar panels come with a distinctive look. They have squares and uncut angles. They are cheaper but have a relatively lower efficiency rate at about 15%.

Concentrated PV Cell (CVP)

These are multijunction types of solar panels with an impressive 41% power efficiency. They are highly efficient due to their curved mirror surfaces, lenses, and cooling systems. Note that to achieve high efficiency, they need to face the sun at a specific angle. Sometimes they come with a solar tracker that follows the sun.

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At TruHomePros we provide clients with over ten years of Solar experience, complete customization, and 100% customer satisfaction. We have the know-how to tackle everything from cutting your monthly residential electricity bill to creating custom solutions for your business. We will work with you every step of the way. Schedule your free consultation today.

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