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Is Solar Right for Me?

Explore the possibility of your own solar

You may be wondering how much it costs to have private on-site solar installed at home or how solar works. We'll answer your questions. All you have to do is follow the steps below.

Step 1 - Understanding Solar

How does solar work?

  1. The solar panel turns sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity.
  2. An inverter turns the DC power into alternating current (AC) power. AC power is what's used in your home.
  3. Any solar energy you don't use goes onto the electrical grid or is stored in a battery for future use.


Step 2 - Using Google's Project Sunroof1 

Google takes the location of your home to determine sun exposure. To use Project Sunroof, put in your address and adjust the solar size based on your electric bill. You'll be given a breakdown of costs, energy savings, finance options, and list of solar providers. Our FAQ can help understand these numbers.

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Step 3 - Selecting a Solar Option

Working with Xcel Energy throughout the application process will help you determine the system that best meets your goals. Check out the three options available under Texas electric rules for home and small business owners here.

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