December 27, 2021

A Checklist for Building Owners Considering Solar Energy

If you're the owner of a residential or commercial building, use this guide to help decide if solar energy is right for you.

Today, installing a solar electric system on the rooftop of a residential or commercial building makes good financial sense, helping you save energy, lower your electric bills, and reduce pollution. As you explore installing solar panels on your building, you will find you have many choices. Using this checklist puts important information in your hands that you need to know before entering into a contract to install a solar PV system.

This resource is a two-page downloadable PDF file. Complete the form on the right-hand side to download the resource.

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This material was developed by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). It is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) under the Award Number DE-EE0009455 (“EMPOWERED”). The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Department of Energy or the United States Government.