Help the planet and your community by going solar, no roof needed
The need for energy is constantly increasing to power a growing and more connected population. This energy is mostly coming from finite resources like coal or oil. Not only are these sources of energy expected to run out eventually, but they also release harmful air pollutants when consumed and contribute to the endangerment of our habitats. To reduce air pollution and mitigate climate change, it has become necessary to replace fossil fuels by alternative sources of energy. Among the different renewable sources of energy like wind or hydro, solar had emerged as a clean way to power the country using the unlimited power of the sun.
Environmental benefits are not the only interesting aspects about solar energy. Decreasing costs, economic savings, independence to the grid are some of the reasons why solar has been booming in the last decades. In May 2019, the number of solar installations in the United States has reached the impressive number of two million. Residential solar, that is solar systems made for houses, either rooftop or small ground mount, has increased steadily since 2010 and is expected to keep growing.
It seems that the time to go solar is now. From economic opportunity to environmental sustainability, there are many benefits of installing a solar system in your home or business. Yet, there are still several criteria that can affect a household’s will and ability to go solar.
According to GTM Research, there are between 75 and 114 million households without onsite solar access. Out of those homes, only 36 to 74 million residences and businesses have structures suitable for rooftop solar.
Indeed, the first criterion to be able to install rooftop solar is first… to have a roof. And not any roof. It needs to be good-sized, preferably south oriented and unshaded. The second criterion in many cases is home ownership. It is usually more complicated or even impossible for renters to install solar panels on the roof of the house they live in. And what happens for those living in apartment buildings and who want to go solar without a roof?
About 49% of American households and 48% of businesses cannot harness solar energy because they do not have a roof or because their roof does not meet the criteria to install solar panels. Many of them also cannot afford the upfront cost necessary to install rooftop solar that may take up to four years to pay back.
For people who don’t own a home or a roof, there is now an easy way to go solar without a roof. Whether you are a renter, an apartment dweller or simply do not want panels on your roof, halo community solar is the way to get the benefits of solar energy. No roof necessary.
Community solar is the segment that experts believe will drive the solar market over the next few years, as more states pass legislation to support and regulate it. The number of installed community solar capacity is growing fast, a definite proof of its success. From two megawatts of community solar installed in the US in 2010, there is now more than one gigawatt nine years later, and that number is expected to increase to at least 7gigawatts in 2025 according to GTM research and Vote Solar.
Community solar allows homes and businesses that can’t or don’t want to install solar at their homes to go solar without a roof. With a system of solar credits sponsored by state legislation, subscribers can save up to 10% on their electricity bill. While saving money, you contribute to developing more solar in your area, creating local jobs and stimulating the local economy. With halo community solar, no need for upfront cost, cables or roof installation. In fact, you don’t even need a roof to join community solar. All that is required is your electricity bill, we take care of the rest. We work with your usual distribution company to make sure that you receive monthly solar credits on your bill along with savings. You still get electricity as usual, but your electricity bill is lower and you have the guarantee you are doing good for your community and the environment.
Going solar without a roof is now possible and easy with halo community solar. Learn more by visiting our website halosolar.com