Solar Panels Installation in in Cincinnati, OH

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Able Roof started out in 1986 with Steve Weyl, his pickup truck, and his keen sense for what homeowners were looking… More
  • 32 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
We have lots of technicians and lots of service trucks across the country. You know what that means? It means that… More
  • 25 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Total Home Roofing has been serving Central Florida Homeowners since 2005. With over 150 employees and as one of Florida's largest… More
  • 16 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Providing Top-Rated Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Services in Cincinnati, OH & Covington, KY. At Schneller & Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air,… More
  • 93 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
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Logan A/C & Heat Services provides quality heating and air conditioning replacement, repairs and routine maintenance services for the greater Dayton,… More
  • 52 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
With over six decades of experience and expertise, Champion Windows and Home Exteriors is one of the nation??s leading home improvement… More
  • 6 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
We provide you with a customized solar energy system designed to fit your needs. Affordable low monthly payments. No money down… More
  • 10 Years in Business
Here at AllGood Home Improvements, we're dedicated to providing you with the best products and customer service while saving you money… More
  • 28 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
Titan is your trusted Cincinnati Roofing Contractor. Whether you need roofing, siding, gutters or windows we can assist you. We work… More
  • 6 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
Established in 2009, Icon Solar is a local residential and commercial solar installation company for much of Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.… More
  • 12 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
Nelson Comfort is a family-owned and operated company that has proudly served the Greater Cincinnati area since 1925! We pride ourselves… More
  • 96 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
SolarWorld Americas sources only the highest-quality components and materials from proven suppliers. Our team sources local materials whenever possible and because… More
  • 9 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
In business since 1989, Bone Dry Roofing's office in Indianapolis is the headquarters of our business, which includes ten total offices… More
  • 32 Years in Business
  • Offers Financing
Sunrooms and More truly provides what the name claims. We are a full-service home remodeler that not only installs exceptional sunrooms,… More
  • 6 Years in Business
Empire Contracting provides roof tarps, roof replacements, gutters, tree removal and siding services in the greater Cincinnati area all of the… More
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
  • Accepts Insurance Claims
Lion Heating & Cooling, Your full service HVAC Repairs and installation specialist serving the Greater Cincinnati area. We promise to always… More
  • 5 Years in Business
  • Accepts Emergency Requests
Solid Rock is a family-owned and operated company serving the Dayton, Ohio area for over 20 years. We are a residential… More
  • 31 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
Feldkamp Enterprises, Inc. is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, where we have been established for 25+ years. Our company is made up… More
  • 36 Years in Business
  • Accepts Credit Card
We offer replacement windows, baths, vinyl siding, and eShield Insulation at great prices! We are a well established company and a… More
  • 24 Years in Business
  • Accepts Checks
Fall In Love With Your Home Again Whether youre looking to spruce up your homes curb appeal, completely remodel your home,… More
  • 10 Years in Business
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How to Use the Solar Calculator

The best way to learn about local rebates, your home’s energy potential, and your eventual return on investment is to use our ModSun Solar Cost Calculator (see above). Enter your home address in the box, then click Check My Roof. You’ll get an instant picture of your roof’s productivity, your average energy expenses, and installation costs in your area—whether you decide to buy or loan. We’ll also provide system size recommendations and information about rebates and incentives you may be eligible for. Just select More Info under each purchasing strategy to learn more, and then connect with a solar pro.

Solar Buyer’s Guide for Cincinnati, Ohio

Ohio is etching its own path towards renewable energy as more home and business owners are realizing the potential in energy efficiency, monthly savings, and ability to eliminate dependence on traditional electricity and coal. With this Buyer’s Guide, you’ll find out the basics involved in having solar power installed in your home or business.

Solar Checklist for Cincinnati

This checklist provides general information as well as areas you’ll need to take care of prior to solar installation:

  • Prepping your home or business
  • Climate
  • Permits
  • Contractors
  • Solar types
  • Resources

Considerations Prior to Solar Installation in Cincinnati

Anytime you do an upgrade, it’s recommended that any issues the property may have be taken care of before starting a new project. With solar panels or solar water heaters, this includes the stability and integrity of the roof. If you are considering either a solar water system with a rooftop storage tank or a solar panel array system, your property must first pass inspection by a city inspector. An inspection ensures the roof is in good condition and eligible for solar installation. When you or your contractor applies for a building permit, an inspection of the roof is usually scheduled at that time.

You’ll also want to make sure the property is sealed with no entrances or exits allowing hot air in or cool air out. Start by checking around windows and doors for cracks or weather stripping that is worn out.

Cincinnati’s Climate

Cincinnati’s climate ranges from 22 degrees in the winter with an average of 20 inches of snow, to 88 degrees in the summer with rainfall of 44 inches per year. The state is well suited for solar. With the potential for freezing temperatures, you do need to take into particular consideration the type of solar water heater you install.

Solar Permits for the City of Cincinnati

You can print and fax your application or obtain one at the Business Development & Permit Center, located at 805 Central Ave., Suite 500. For information call (513) 352-3271. To fax your application to the permit counter, use (513) 352-2579. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Selecting a Solar Contractor in Cincinnati

When you’re at the point of hiring a contractor, it is recommended that you do your homework to ensure the person or company you hire has the appropriate license, certification, and insurance. Solar installations require electrical work so you want an expert in this area as well. Once you have 2 or 3 estimates from competing contractors, use their information and license number to do your own background check with the Better Business Bureau. You’ll also want to use the free eLicense Center search option provided by the Ohio Department of Commerce to validate credentials.

Solar Types for Cincinnati

One of the most popular solar power systems for home and business owners is the solar panel system. This system uses the sun’s energy to produce electricity. Cells located in the panels absorb the sun’s rays converting, storing, and feeding excess power back to the main grid or a battery backup. With this system, it’s imperative that the panels can face south, be unobstructed, and receive full sun from morning until evening. The system can be mounted on the roof or, if need be, on your property as long as there is room and the same unobstructed access to sunlight. Solar panels are available as a Grid-Tie, Off-Grid, or Grid-Tie and Battery Backup system.

Solar water heating systems are another popular option for supplying sun-heated water to your property. Depending on the condition of the roof, which must be strong enough to hold a water storage tank, as well as freezing climate conditions, your contractor will recommend either an active or passive system. It’s recommended that climates with freezing temperatures use the indirect active system that utilizes a non-freezing liquid versus the active direct system which uses water. As an added incentive for converting to a water heater powered by solar, the system is eligible for the Green Energy Ohio rebate program.

Solar Resources Available to Cincinnati Home and Business Owners

In an effort to encourage conversion to solar products, you’ll find quite a few resources including loans, rebates, and incentives available through these websites.

The benefits of solar outweigh the initial cost of a system, many times over. Each month, your solar system will lower your utility bill. Along with saving money, you’re tapping into a natural resource that does not create a carbon footprint or emit bad gasses into the atmosphere. A solar system also makes your home attractive on the real estate market because is a green, environmentally efficient and friendly property.