Ready to get started?
First, a few simple questions to get situated.
What determines the cost of a solar project?
The size of your rooftop and the amount of electricity you spend. Once we survey your roof, we can provide suggestions and pricing on racking, panels, inverters, and possibly a battery system. A brief overview on the economics of going solar is available here, but for a fully accurate quote you’ll need to submit your property information and speak with our team.
How will we provide a quote?
We’ll send you a PDF via e-mail and assign a solar designer to your project. The solar designer will handle all of the nuts and bolts of your project moving forward.
Sample assessment screenshots
See screenshots from a recent 3D rendering of a Mt. Airy home. These renderings are used by our designers to create optimal systems for your needs.
A word from our CEO
In this short clip from our podcast, Yoooo Sun!!!, our CEO Micah Gold-Markel discusses the importance of accurate solar assessments for your property.
Residential Solar Project Overview
If you are considering solar, please read:
In our industry there is too much noise – bad or unhelpful information that misleads you.
Our position is that it’s best to see things honest from the start – no empty promises. The truth is: a solar installation is an involved process, and varies greatly by region. We cross our i’s and dot our t’s, and we see a lot of i’s and too many t’s: applications, permits, incentives, contracts, e-mails and e-mails. Done well, this is not a click-to-buy purchase. But, twelve years in, we’ve managed to make your experience seamless, or close. We get ahead of problems and keep you in the loop. Forever after you’re installed, we’re only a phone call away.
If you don’t know which questions to ask but want to begin, just reach out with a ‘hello’ and our team will take care of you. We’ll tell you which questions you should be asking and be sure to provide suggestions grounded in your reality.
The #1 solar misconception in our region is that “I can’t go solar with my rooftop”. Hogwash, yes you can. Parts of Philadelphia and surrounding areas can be difficult to install in – narrow streets, flat or awkward rooftops – but this is our backyard and we’re very comfortable here. If you heard from another installer that you cannot go solar, or are of that opinion, please contact us – if there’s a way, we’ll find it.
Here are some facts to remember:
- The price of a solar installation varies by rooftop, location, available incentives, energy production requirements and more. Be careful not to glean too much from a friend’s or the internet’s price – yours could be considerably less, or more.
- Every Solar States installation is backed by our 10-year Workmanship Guarantee.
- The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) stands at 30% through 2032.
- The Philadelphia Solar Rebate is no longer available – funds ran out.
- Solarize Philadelphia is active.
- We are a Certified Powerwall installer.
- We pay $500 for referrals. Referrals make our world go ’round.
For your viewing pleasure..
Our Dan Fischl recorded his 30-minute Intro to Solar. It’s not Netflix, it’s better.
Founded with a dual mission to install solar and educate the next generation.
About Solar States
Solar States is a solar installer and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are a certified B-Corp and Best for the World Nominee in both 2018 and 2019. We can install solar on any roof – residential or commercial – in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland. If you have any questions about a transition to a sustainable energy system for your property, we can answer them.