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DELAWARE COUNTY, PA RESIDENTS

Interested in going solar? We're here to help.

We’re Solarize DelCo, a group of neighbors teaching neighbors about the technology, financing, and experience of going solar.

✓ Reduce your carbon footprint
✓ Save money on your electric bill
✓ Increase your home’s value

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Not sure what the first step is? Don’t worry! We’ll guide you through the process and tell you everything you need to know about going solar in Delaware County.

*Solarize Delco does not sell your information.

BENEFITS OF GOING SOLAR

Why Go Solar?

Be a part of the solution to climate change, while improving your energy independence and adding value to your home!  Whether you are a homeowner, business, or non-profit, adding solar will improve the environment, help your community, and save you money!

✓ Reduce your carbon footprint

✓ Save money on your electric bill

✓ Increase your home’s value

Get Started

STEP #1

Fill Out the Form Above

Once you provide your contact information, someone from our team will connect with you to: welcome you to the program, answer any questions, and explain the next steps fully.

STEP #2

FREE Assessment & Project Proposal

We’ll connect you with our approved installer, who will provide a free project proposal that is specifically tailored to your home’s specific needs based on electricity usage, roof space, and other factors.

STEP #3

Contract and Installation

Once you’re happy with the contract, the installer will handle all permitting and engineering requirements and work with PECO to manage the connection prior to installation. Installation of the panels will take place per your agreed upon schedule, and you’ll be generating carbon-free power!

Thanks Solarize Delco, with your help we understood what we needed so much better, felt confident in the contractor you vetted and have our solar panels installed. Just waiting for last step - PECO giving us the go ahead to turn it on! Finally made it happen! Lumina Solar Installation Team was excellent choice.

Raelyn H.Delaware Country Resident

Solarize Delco hooked us up with Lumina Solar Inc. We've had a great experience with Lumina, from rep. Alex Ticu and staff to the installers. The support we got from Alex was just outstanding, both before and after the install. Our recommendations: go through Solarize Delco, and use Lumina Solar. They get a 5-star rating from us.

Tom E.Delaware County Resident

We had a great experience with Solarize Delco. They gave us all the info we needed upfront to confirm our house was a good candidate for solar. They did all the work of vetting and choosing a qualified installer for the program. The panels were installed in a day without incident, and shortly thereafter we were generating our own power. We would definitely recommend Solarize Delco for anyone who is considering putting solar panels on their home.

Tracy L.Delaware County Resident

Frequently Asked Questions

How does solar work?

When sunlight hits the solar panels they produce clean, renewable electricity that powers your home. If your system produces more energy than your house needs on a given day, that energy flows out of your home onto the electric grid.

How much will a solar installation cost?

The cost of solar varies widely based on your roof size and sun exposure. You may be eligible for a Federal Investment Tax Credit for 26% of the total cost of your installation. Your installer will provide you with a free quote specific to your home and will provide you with materials so you can apply for the ITC. Solar panels typically pay for themselves in about 10 years through the savings on your electric bill.

How do I pay for it?

The most common way to finance solar is through a home equity loan or a home equity line of credit, and your installer will provide at least one financing option. You are also free to secure your own financing to pay for the solar installation. In most cases, we have found that the monthly loan payment is equal to or less than the monthly savings on your PECO bill.

How long until my home is solar-powered?

Once you have signed the contract, your installer will apply for a permit from the City and permission from PECO. After receiving these permits, typically within 30-60 days, the company will install the solar array on your roof, which takes 1-3 days. A couple of weeks later, PECO will give the final go-ahead for you to flip the switch and turn on your solar array!

Is my roof a good fit for solar?

The ideal roof for a solar installation is one that is unshaded and in good condition. Your installer will do a free assessment of your site to find out whether it has enough sun exposure to be a good fit for solar. It is possible to remove panels if roof repairs are needed, but it is best to have any needed major work done before the solar is installed.

How will solar change my electric bill?

Your installer will provide a proposal that shows how much you can expect to save. The solar energy produced will flow into your home and any extra electricity will flow out onto the electricity grid. PECO will credit your bill for this excess production, through a process known as “net metering.” When your solar array is not producing (e.g. at night), your house will consume electricity from the grid and your bill credits will be applied toward the cost of this grid-based power.

Didn’t answer your question?

Feel free to fill out the form above, or schedule a call with one of our team members. We are happy to walk you through the process, and answer any questions you might have about going solar in Delaware County!

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