Your home is likely one of your largest investments and we understand that a solar installation must not detract from your home’s beauty.
One of our advantages as a small business, is that we can take the time during our solar design to discuss the options you have that can make a big difference in how your solar system looks on your home.
Our design and installation teams follow several principles and we offer options, together known as our Solar Curb Appeal program, to help ensure that your solar installation does not detract from your home’s curb appeal.
Low profile solar panels
Our residential, roof mounted solar panels are installed with a low profile of roughly 3-4 inches from the surface of your roof and aligned to your roof’s tilt.
Roof border alignment
We always attempt to align the panels parallel to the edges of your roof.
Avoid “checkerboard” look
Our designers’ goal is to keep panels together in a single uniform rectangular shape to avoid a spotty, or “checkerboard” look on your roof.
Hidden electrical wiring
We will install the electrical wiring, conduit and junction boxes in a manner to best hide it from plain sight, especially from the front of your home. We have techniques and equipment available to help achieve this and, although more time consuming, we believe this is an essential principle to a good looking solar installation.
Solar panel frame color
Typical residential solar panels are 3.25 feet wide by 5.5 feet with a one inch supporting frame surrounding the panel. The panel frames can be silver or black. Black framed panels are traditionally more expensive than silver framed panels because the manufacturer has to take extra steps to darken the silver frames. Depending on the color of your current roof and panel location, the solar panel frame color can make a significant difference in the installation’s look. As part of our proposal, we can discuss both solar panel frame options to you to allow you to choose your frame color.
Solar panel color
The vast majority of residential solar panels are made with silicon solar cells and there are two primary types: monocrystalline and polycrystalline. Monocrystalline panels are commonly more expensive. Monocrystalline panels have a uniform, solid black appearance. Polycrystalline panels have a bluish-black appearance. Again depending on the color of your current roof and panel location, the panel color can make a significant difference in your system’s overall look. As part of our proposal, we can recommend several solar panel options to you to allow you to choose your final solar panel to achieve the look and cost that you desire.
Painted electrical boxes and conduit
We offer an option to paint your electrical boxes and conduit. This helps camouflage the new electrical equipment by having it blend into your home’s existing paint color. If you are interested in this option, ask your solar sales consultant for more details.