How Home Solar Works

Get the Solar Basics

Switching to solar power is simpler than you might think.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels convert sunlight into clean, efficient energy that can power your home year round.


Is my home right for solar?

The amount of energy generated from home solar panels depends on the size of the system and the quality of your system location.


Is there enough sunlight to go solar?

The Eastern U.S. is rich in sunlight hours, and we get almost twice as much sun as Germany, the world leader in solar installations.


Won’t the technology just get better and cheaper if I wait to go solar?

Solar technology is not new and prices have already come down dramatically.  And with the introduction of microinverters, the technology has now reached its highest level of efficiency so there’s never been a better time to go solar.


Is the installation complicated?

Not with Astrum Solar. Our professionals take care of everything, from precise measurement of your roof to post-installation monitoring and everything in between.  We even take care of all the paperwork for home owners’ association and grant applications, building permits and utility paperwork.