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Solar Energy Installations

Janesville Home & Solar offers a variety of Solar Energy Services including Solar Site Assessments & facilitate installation of solar electric & solar thermal systems. Let us help you find out the potential at your home or business.


Solar Energy works in Wisconsin and Illinois, no matter what anyone tells you. Panels on a roof or array capture energy from the sun and provide heat or electricity via a solar system to your home or business.

Solar Panel Rack Installation
Solar Panel Rack Installation

It is up to you to decide to invest for the future of energy independence and your personal savings. The Federal 30% Tax Credit also applies to solar electric and solar thermal systems. There is a long- term payback for solar electric systems of twenty-something-years in most cases. Solar hot water offers a definite financial payback within 8-12 years.

As you know, payback incentives are not available for cars, wide-screen televisions, hot tubs, or motorcycles. Renewable energy systems often have a better ROI (Return on Investment) or definitely help the environment and global concerns.

A comprehensive solar site assessment can determine how effective the solar output will be and if an installation is possible at your property. Around December 21st, the sun is at its lowest level of the year. If your roof or ground area is sunny and not shaded for 4 or more hours per day, then you are a candidate for solar energy. In the urban environment, you design a solar system at the necessary height to gain solar access.

Solar Path Finders
This is a Solar Pathfinder instrument that can accurately determine the available solar-window access.

An analysis from Janesville Home & Solar using a Solar Pathfinder, we can generate annual solar exposure readings anytime of the year.

Photo Voltaic or PV solar electricity has the greatest mass appeal in the industry. Solar electricity comes from the sun lit panels as high voltage DC or direct current. An electronic inverter then coverts the direct current into the usual household AC or alternating current that is used at any light or outlet.

Solar Domestic Hot Water is the best value of any solar system. Estimates suggest that for a family of four, a 3-panel array can supply approximately 75% of hot water needs. In my experience, these systems usually provide 100% of hot water needs in the summer and 50% in winter.

Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency.

Solar water heaters come in a wide variety of designs, all including a collector and storage tank, and all using the sun’s thermal energy to heat water. Solar water heaters are typically described according to the type of collector and the circulation system. Solar hot water is the biggest bang for the buck!

Solar Panels or Photovoltaic Systems are solar cells that capture light energy from the sun and convert it directly into electricity.