The Sol Train is the simple and smart way to take meaningful action on climate change by switching to solar.
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The Sol Train will make 10 stops from Winston-Salem to Wilmington. At each event, our team of experts will help you learn everything you need to know to switch to solar at home. Even if you can't attend an event, you can still find out if solar is right for you by signing up for a free (no obligation) home solar assessment. As new events are scheduled, they will be listed below!
Solar works best on structures facing south, southwest, and southeast. There should be little or no shading from trees, buildings, chimneys or roof gables. Your roof should be in good condition. There are no hard and fast rules, it depends on your site, and your free solar home assessment will examine these issues. If your roof isn't ideal, consider constructing a solar carport that protects your cars and powers your home.
Most people elect to remain connected to the grid under what is called a "net metering" agreement. When it is sunny, the electricity from your solar panels powers your home. If you are generating more electricity than you need, the excess is sent to the grid, and the utility provides a credit on your electricity bill. At night, when your panels are not generating electricity, you continue to buy electricity from the utility. The net metering agreement lets you maximize the benefits of your solar production while retaining the reliability of the grid.
Clean energy is in high demand and homes equipped with solar sell faster and for more. Unlike other home improvements, you are adding an easy to quantify financial asset that will continue to provide energy savings for the new owners. If you would like to explore more, check out PV Value, a tool developed by the Dept. of Energy to help real estate assessors determine the resale value of home solar installations.
You can expect to enjoy clean energy from your panels for decades. Solar panels are a robust technology designed to withstand high winds and hail. They protect your roof. Power production from the panels is warrantied for 25 years and the inverter and other electronics are warrantied for 12 years.
With the helpful guidance and experience of our solar installation partners, it is easy to switch to solar. The steps are listed below. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many people want to take meaningful action on climate change, but don't know where to start. Taking a big step, like switching to solar, doesn't have to be hard. Any change is easier when you have a guide to point you the right way and when your community is on the same journey. This is what the Sol Train is all about. Our team of climate change advocates, energy specalists, and solar installers are working together to make solar simple. And when you spread the word, our impact on climate change grows.