Are You a Good Candidate for Solar?  Maybe Yes.  Maybe No. (Part 1)
As one of the top solar installers in San Diego, we could bore you to death with the countless advantages of installing photovoltaic (PV) panels on your property.

Give us a captive audience, and we’ll spend hours walking you through the benefits, the costs, and even the dangers.

It’s hard not to get caught up in our own enthusiasm.  And sometimes we get a bit too zealous.  Moralistic even.

But the truth is, not everyone is a good candidate for solar energy.  That’s why most installers across the country must send out inspectors to evaluate each property.  Some homes and businesses don’t have the right kinds of roofs.  Or there’s too much shading.  Or the numbers simply don’t add up.

It’s sad but true.

However, are you a good candidate for solar power?

Maybe you are.  Maybe you aren’t.  The easiest way to find out is to schedule a free appointment with our team of expert inspectors.  But maybe you’re not ready to begin testing the waters quite yet.  Perhaps you want to do a little more research first.

Well, you’re in luck.  The following is a 5-item checklist of yes/no questions designed to help you determine if solar is the right option for you.  If you answer “no” to any of these, it’s worth taking a closer look at this clean, green technology.

Let’s begin.

1.  Are You Happy with Your Current Electricity Bill?

Maybe you’re one of the very few Americans who is thrilled about receiving an electricity bill every month.

You enjoy owing money to your local utility.  And you really get a kick out of having to pay increasingly large amounts as grid electricity prices rise.

If you live in San Diego – there’s plenty of room for celebration.  SDG&E sends out its monthly statements like clockwork.  And like many other utilities across the country, it keeps raising its rates.  In 2013, many customers got hit with 40% price hikes.

But if you’re like most San Diego businesses and residents, you’re probably not terribly happy about these monthly statements.

If you’d like to opt out of the fossil fuel game and start saving more money, then solar is definitely worth investigating.

2.  Do You Enjoy Pollution and Environmental Destruction?

If you like having smog, contaminated rivers, and less breathable air, then solar is not right for you.  You’re better off sticking with fossil fuel.

Oil, gas, and coal are terrific at destroying the planet.  Best not to start backing a different horse at this point.

But – if you prefer blue skies, green forests, and waterways teaming with abundant and rich life, then solar may be the answer.

You see, solar panels don’t pollute.  They convert clean sunshine into usable (and free) electricity to power our homes, neighborhoods, and cities.  The more solar capacity that the US brings online, the greener our economy becomes.

If this sounds appealing to you, then click here to learn more.

So Is Renewable Energy Right for You?  Are You a Good Candidate for Solar?

We’re a little bit less than halfway through our checklist.  But hopefully, you have a pretty good sense of whether solar energy is a good option for you.

  • If you enjoy spending tons of money and hurting the planet, then stay far away from solar power.  It’ll leave you much worse off.
  • If you want to begin saving money and helping the environment, then it’s time to start exploring your solar options.

Fortunately, we make this easy.  All Sunline Energy consultations are 100% free.  We’re here to answer any questions you might have about installations, costs, and solar ROIs.

Or tune in tomorrow when we look at 3 more reasons why you should embrace (or ignore) clean solar electricity.