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Learn How to Convert to Solar Energy During COVID-19

We’re all still a little upside down with what normal is thanks to COVID-19. But as we increasingly get back to a new version of the way things used to be, it is important to look forward to the future.

In fact, it is a good time to start taking stock of how your home or business can be more energy efficient. By doing this now, you’ll be able to take advantage of plenty of incentives and other benefits before they’re gone.

Here is what you need to know about how to convert your residence or commercial property to solar energy during COVID-19.

Step One: Request a Quote

The first real step in converting to solar energy is requesting a quote. This is a super simple process that you can complete on our website here. It doesn’t cost you anything and basically just starts the conversation with our team.

We’ll ask for the basics including your name and contact information. It is also important to include your property address, as we utilize Google Maps to take a look at the layout of your roof. This also gives us a moderate indicator of where panels would need to be placed for optimum sun exposure, trees in the area, and more.

As an option, you can also upload your current energy bill, make additional comments, and reference your budget for this project. The more information you’re able to give us, the easier the rest of the process will be.

Step Two: We’ll Give You a Call to Discuss

Next, we’ll give you a call to discuss the quote request you submitted to us. This is the perfect time to ask any questions you have about switching your home or business to solar energy. In the past, most of these conversations were held in person. But, due to social distancing regulations associated with COVID-19, we want to get as much handled as we can over the phone.

Before we discuss the installation portion, it is important for our team to take a look at the actual location and make sure your electrical panel and roof are suitable for solar.

Step Three: Our Representative Will Come Out to See Your Property

When we send a representative to your location, you can rest assured that all proper COVID-19 social distancing and virus spread precautions are taken. During this visit, we’ll look around to ensure that your building is safe for solar.

Now, it is important to realize that having a bunch of trees in the area or an older roof isn’t always a disqualifier. During this appointment, we’ll take a look at all the factors involved and make sure to pick an ideal spot for installing your new panels. Again, this is a good time to ask us any questions you might have.

Step Four: We’ll Schedule Installation and Further Details

Finally, we’ll schedule an installation date. This usually requires us to send a team out to your home, plus an expert electrician. They’ll work hard to get you up and running with solar energy as quickly and efficiently as possible. We don’t like to set a timeframe for this process, as it really just depends on the type of system you choose and your particular property.

However, you can rest assured that all of our team members take proper COVID-19 safety precautions as outlined by our local jurisdiction. We want our staff to stay healthy and work hard to ensure they’re doing everything they should while helping install your new panels.

Why is It Important to Switch to Solar Now?

If you’re wondering why now is such a good time to switch to solar, the truth is that there are numerous factors.

Power grids around the country are at maximum capacity. We saw this firsthand when residents in states like Texas and Oklahoma dealt with massive brownouts during historic winter storms. This problem is only slated to worsen as more people switch to electric vehicles and become more depending on clean energy. Switching to solar now ensures you’re helping the grid and don’t have to worry about being part of massive

swaths of electricity loss during an emergency.

Second, the tax incentives for both residential and commercial property owners who switch to solar are better than ever before. However, the financial benefits start to decrease in the coming years, which is why you want to jump on this now before they’re gone.

Morton Solar Offers Quality Solar Panel Installation and Service

Are you ready to learn how Morton Solar can help you convert to solar energy during COVID-19? We can’t wait to help! Please fill out our free quote request form for more details.

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