Solar for Your Home – Tips & Resources

Want to learn about your neighbors' solar projects?

Click here for four local examples!

If you would like to invest in solar energy, we recommend you take the time to learn about the technology as well as available financial incentives.

For information that will help you understand and evaluate your options, click on:

How To Start

The illustrations on this page visualize important concepts that contribute to whether or not a solar system on your roof may make financial sense - net metering credits and (solar) renewable energy credits. Another illustration, showing the difference between a kW (kilowatt) and a kWh (kilowatt-hour), highlights the terms that are important to understand when reviewing estimates from solar companies with respect to the proposed size of the solar system and its electrical production over time. (Check the "Vocabulary" section for explanation of these terms.)

Solar Energy & Renewable Energy Certificates (illustration)

Solar Energy & Net-Metering Credits (illustration)

Electricity as Water Analogy (illustration)