Not everyone is a candidate for solar panels… And they may not be for you.


  • You may live in a condominium complex or other type of attached home and the HOA owns the roof and won’t let you install solar on it.
  • You may be a renter.
  • You may have an electric bill under $100 per month.
  • You may live in a forest and your roof gets very little sunshine.
  • You may need a new roof.
  • You may have unpermitted structures on your property that need to be brought up to code before the city will issue a permit to build your solar system.
  • You may not qualify for financing.

There are myriad of reasons why your home may not be a good solar candidate.

A reputable solar company will let you know if your home isn’t good for solar.

In fact, they probably will refuse to come out to your home and conduct a ‘free site audit’ since they know it’s a waste of their time and yours.

If you’ve gotten such feedback from a couple of solar companies and persevere long enough, eventually you’ll find a slick salesman who will gladly sell you a solar system to ‘eliminate your electric bills’ even though it’s sitting under a tree or worse.

Sage advice is to understand that most solar salesmen are commission only and if even one of them tells you your house isn’t a solid solar candidate, you should listen, because they’re doing you a tremendous service and likely saving you a lot of money, frustration, and heartache.

To Knowing If Solar Is A Good Fit!

-Scott Gordon

P.S. – In our next piece, we’ll talk about commoditization. People may tell you that Solar has become a commodity and true or not, there is one part of putting solar on your home that is absolutely not a commodity and if you make a poor choice in this area you may be paying for that mistake for years to come.

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