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Solar Decision Guide

Our primary goal is to educate qualified homeowners on the benefits of residential and commercial solar PV energy systems and storage. When you purchased your home, you were automatically signed up to buy power from your utility provider because there was no other option. Now you have the choice to generate affordable, clean energy straight from your home!

Guide to Buying Solar Panels

At Forme Solar, our mission is to provide consumers with the right education and transparency to help with their solar purchase. We believe that there is no better time to go solar than 2020 and we hope that our Solar Decision Guide will help you evaluate solar panel quality, choose solar panels for your home, and find the right installer. Find the right resources to ensure that you feel confident about going solar.


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How to Choose a Solar Installer

It is essential to find a solar company that you trust. Forme Solar can help you find an experienced and qualified installer. That knows to pick the best panels for your area’s weather conditions, a smooth permit process, and all active local incentives.

Different types of solar companies

Know which solar companies to work with and when. How do you choose from the different types of solar companies near you that you may encounter during your journey to go solar?


What to look for when evaluating a solar installer?

6 Tips to help you find the best installer for your home. From expertise to the proper licenses, know what the most critical components are to finding a solar company that isn’t a fly-by-night solar installer.

Need roof repair? Going solar can help you save!

Finding a solar installer that can also do roofing can save you a tremendous amount of money. Your roof repair could also be eligible for the Federal Tax Credit. Imagine getting a 26% discount on your new roof.


How to Choose Solar Equipment

Forme Solar will help you select high-quality solar panels and inverters for your solar panel system. Know what to look for and when brands actually matter. If you’re looking to sacrifice savings for power outage protection, know the key differences of the various solar battery types.

What causes solar panels to fail?

Solar panels are extremely reliable, but issues can arise. If you are considering getting solar for your home or commercial property, it is essential to understand why solar panels fail and if you should be concerned about quality.

What are the common solar batteries misconceptions?

Get a deeper understanding of solar batteries. Will a solar battery backup power your whole house during an outage? For an outage that lasts multiple days, will your solar panels charge your batteries?

Solar Panel Warranties Matter! Know the types.

Production vs. performance solar panel guarantees. Your solar energy system isn’t cheap and if your solar panel system stops turning on one day, or your solar panel shatters, it is important to know what your solar warranty covers.

What should every shopper know about Solar Energy?

It is essential to find a solar company that you trust. To make any kind of informed decision, it all starts with education. In order to understand if going solar can help you save money, it is important to know how solar power works from the technology to the components to the impact on your home value after going solar.

What is solar power?

If you’ve seen a solar outdoor light or recent calculator you know that solar technology works. Find out how solar works, and how you can benefit from solar energy.


What is Solar Net Metering?

After going solar, the method of billing will be updated to NEM (Net Energy Metering).

Buying Solar Energy Systems and Home Value

How solar impacts your resale value is a common concern. But did you know that going solar can not only increase your home value, but you can sell your home faster as well?

What parts make up a solar energy system?

Ever wonder what components make up a solar energy system? Solar panels are a critical component but there are a lot of other pieces of solar equipment to know and understand.

What causes solar panels to fail?

Solar panels are made to last and perform for years. But there are a few common, preventable ways that your panel’s performance could be impacted.

How to manage your solar energy system?

What happens after I decide to go solar? How easy it the system to maintain? This guide is to provide an overview for everyone who is considering going solar; it covers everything that you need to know when investing in solar power.

How to cover the cost of solar panels for your home

Do you want to determine how much you can save with solar energy? Forme Solar is here to help you navigate through one of the most challenging questions.

Should you Lease or Own your solar panel system?

Compare the two major financing choices when you go solar. Lease solar panels or buy.

Understanding the price you pay for solar

Get a break down of the pricing costs of how going solar, and how much money it will cost.

How will solar panels on my house increase the home value?

Research has shown that going solar will increase the value of your home.

How can I get the lowest solar PPA rate?

Going solar should save you money. Maximize the benefit that going solar will provide by shopping for the lowest Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) rates.

What Happens When you Go Solar

How Net Metering Impacts my Bill

Learn more about how solar net metering can help you save on your electricity bill and find out how you can make money through it with Forme Solar.

The benefits of Net Metering

Net Metering may be the biggest change to getting solar.

Solar Maintenance & Management

After you go solar, learn how to best take care of your solar power system, and what is required to ensure that your panels last for years.

How to Maintain and Manage Your Solar PV System

Post installation care of your solar system.

Do solar panels protect against grid blackouts and outages?

Even though you have a solar energy system, your power will also be interrupted for the safety of the repair crews who may be working on the power outage. Homeowners looking to protect themselves against power outages and blackouts, should consider a solar energy battery backup system to gain independence from the grid. Find the answers to more frequently asked solar questions in our FAQ section.

Solar Installation Guide Overview

If you’re considering solar panels for your home or business, Forme Solar provides competitive quotes for all of your solar energy and battery backup needs.

We hope we can serve as your personal guide for going solar. If you have any questions or suggestions about our guide or solar, please contact us! Give us a call at 714-694-2262 or email us at hello@formesolar.com.

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