With rising energy costs showing no signs of slowing down, you need a long-term strategy to protect yourself against sudden price surges. But not only that, you need a way to future-proof your home amidst a climate crisis. Energy consumption mandates may one day force all houses to switch to solar energy.
Why not get a headstart?
Are you ready to save money on your energy bills, lower your carbon footprint, and do your part to protect our planet? We’re right there with you. From our headquarters in Wake Forest, NC, our in-house solar engineers have the skills, technology, and experience to execute a flawless solar panel installation in your home. We’ll even help obtain permits and permissions from your local Homeowners’ Association!
With North Carolina’s sunny weather, excellent federal and local solar power incentives, and net metering ( get credit for unused power,) there’s never been a better time to install residential solar panels. With a quick, painless, and communicative service, our residential solar installers are here to help you develop the perfect solar panel solution for your home.
Though our solar panels for houses are robust and highly long-lasting, to help extend the life of your residential solar panels, we may need to make repairs every now and then. If you need your roof redone, then our team can assist with the removal and reinstallation of your system.
A clean alternative to gas generators, Tesla Powerwalls allow you to store excess energy for emergency backup and optimize your energy usage with monitoring technology. As certified Tesla Powerwall installers, we have the specialized skills, knowledge, and experience needed to execute a flawless Tesla Powerwall installation at your home. You can even integrate an EV charger into your home solar system.
There are a wide array of tax incentives available to make buying your residential solar panel installation package more manageable and cost-effective. Learn more about the tax credits and rebates available below.
Installing solar panels on your home can save you hundreds of dollars.
See how little you can pay on electricity below.
Your solar power system effectively pays for itself, providing decades of renewable energy and low energy costs. And with our North Carolina sun, converting to solar power is a true no-brainer. Here’s why thousands of homeowners are installing residential solar panels:
By installing home solar panels, the average homeowner saves $1800 a year! You can also sell unused energy to your local utility, increasing your overall income
Keep your vital appliances running when unexpected outages hit with our solar battery backup and storage services ower emergency
By installing solar panels in your home, you can offset as your carbon footprint and be a leading example for others to follow in the fight against climate change
Install solar power for your home now and profit if you move. Buyers rate solar-powered homes highly and will pay a premium for them, especially as energy costs continue to rise
Offset your residential solar power costs with tax rebates and the Solar Investment Tax Credit, which gives you back up to 22% of your installation bill
Because solar panels are built to withstand sun, snow and rain, they can prolong your roof’s life and absorb the sun’s energy, keeping your home cool in the Summer
We provide residential and commercial solar panel installation services all across The Triangle in North Carolina, including:
Unlike other installers who are focused only on the sales process, we look at your exact monthly electricity usage (rather than the average) to determine precisely what size system you need and give you an accurate indication of savings.
Residential solar panel users can offset a massive 100,000 lbs of carbon dioxide in 20 years; the same amount produced by driving your car 100,000 miles!
We offer solar panels from the best manufacturers in the business, including Silfab Solar, Panasonic, LG Solar, and more. The most common types of residential solar panels we use include:
Monocrystalline: A monocrystalline solar panel system uses pure silicon to absorb the sun’s energy. These high-end panels are incredibly effective, with sunny days yielding up to 20% energy efficiency, which refers to the amount of sunlight converted to energy rather than just warming the surface. Homeowners with smaller roofs typically choose monocrystalline panels.
Polycrystalline: Polycrystalline panels reach a slightly lower level of energy efficiency — around 15-17% — but they are more affordable. We tend to install polycrystalline panels on larger roofs where the slightly lower efficiency has minimal impact on the success of the system.
The costs of solar panel installation will vary by home because no two properties are the same and don’t use electricity the same way. If your home requires more electricity than the average home, you could need more panels to suit your needs.
Overall, we determine the cost of residential solar power by the size of your roof, the number of solar panels we need to use, and their type.
The majority of your solar panel expenses relate to the upfront costs of materials and installation. At 8MSolar, we offer high-end services that fit your budget.
If you need help meeting these upfront costs, we have several payment options available.
If you’re not sure which payment plan is best for you, our residential solar power experts can guide you. We will help you choose the best solar panels for your home and are here to support you throughout your solar power project.
Paying for your new solar system can be overwhelming, but local and federal tax incentives can help make the project more affordable. The current Federal Solar Tax Credit could save you 26% on the total cost of your solar project. On top of this credit, homeowners can save up to $6,000 with the Duke Energy Rebate Program.
There are two main technologies that convert the sun’s power into electricity.
Concentrating solar power (CSP) uses the sun’s energy to produce extremely large amounts of electricity. CSP works by using mirrors to focus sunlight and convert it into heat.
Photovoltaics (PV) are the panels you’ve probably seen on rooftops in your neighborhood. These panels convert the sun’s light into electricity when the sun is shining. The panel’s cells soak up photons from the sunlight and as a result, electricity flows. Our residential solar experts can work with you to install state-of-the-art PV panels to power your home.