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Residential Solar

Residential Solar Consultations and Installations

We provide services to homeowners who wish to install solar – both for do-it-yourself (DIY) homeowners and those who want professionally installed systems.

If you live in the Kansas City area, contact our solar experts today to learn more about our comprehensive consultation and installation services, including:

  • Onsite Inspections & Surveys – our team will carefully analyze your property to assess its solar potential.
  • PV System Design & Configuration – we design your PV system from the ground up, using the highest quality solar components available.
  • Utility & Permit Paperwork – our team handles all of the regulatory red tape associated with inspections, approvals, interconnections, and permits.
  • Onsite Application Assistance – if you choose to handle the installation yourself, our solar experts will guide you through the process to ensure your system delivers the highest energy output possible.
  • Turnkey Solar Installation – if you choose a professionally installed system, our team will oversee the entire process from start to finish. You don't have to lift a finger.

Measurable Solar Savings

Thanks to our extensive expertise in solar PV consultation, design, and installation, we're able to provide our residential clients with the highest quality system, as an attractive price point. To learn how we can do the same for you, schedule a free consultation with Solar Design Studio today.

To better understand the value we deliver, check out some of our more recent residential PV installations:

Read Our Residential Case Study

Want to Eliminate Your Electric Bill?

The majority of our customers connect their PV systems to the grid to ensure they have 24/7 access to electricity:

  • When the sun is shining, their panels deliver the energy they need.
  • When the sun goes down, they draw their electricity from the utility grid.

But depending on your power needs, you may wish to install an off-grid solar PV system. With this approach, we'll connect your panels to on-site batteries to make certain you have guaranteed access to uninterrupted power.

Additional benefits of our off-grid solar solutions include

  • Complete protection from power outages
  • No more utility bills – ever

How We Make Going Solar Affordable

We help you further reduce the cost of going solar to ensure you enjoy even higher returns from your clean power investment. In addition to the consultation services listed above, we also help you qualify for incentives or financing, including:

  • The federal solar tax credit – a one-time credit that slashes your installation cost by up to 30%.
  • Financing options such as PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) and third party loans

The chart below outlines the ROI impact of using the federal tax credit as an incentive:

Item Value
System installed cost $20,000
Less 30% Federal Personal Tax Credit (PTC), Applied after utility rebate -$6,000
Net System cost with tax benefits & incentives $14,000
Internal rate of return 14.8%

To learn more about Solar Design Studio’s residential installation and consultation services, contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I have researched adding PV to my home for several years and have met with several PV providers in the KC area and they tend to fall into two broad categories, the new and low budget operators who got into this to ride the wave and are not that knowledgeable, and the commercial providers who have little interest in working with a homeowner and are geared to providing a much larger system where some economy of scale must come into play. Both my wife and I are architects and we wanted something different and it was challenging to find someone who was interested in doing something out of the ordinary. Neither or those types were interested in working with us as we were trying to create something a bit different. they each wanted to sell us their pre-configured solutions.

 

Fortunately we found Bob Solger. He has been a delight to work with and is incredibly knowledgeable and responsive. We wanted to create a solar carport that would provide cover and protection for our cars, but would also provide shade over part of our patio. In essence, the big idea was to create an outdoor pavilion, when, if we wanted to entertain we could move the cars out of the way and have a large covered area for an outdoor gathering. We had selected the Lumos brand of solar panels as they have a very clean look and are partially transparent so some light filters through the panels creating a mottled light pattern on the ground, similar to the shading from a tree. In addition, the system is set up to hide the majority of the connecting wires in the support beams so when you look up at the underside of the PV roof you see a very clean look. Bob recognized our goal and worked with us to ensure the project’s success. Bob identified a structural engineer to design an elegant support structure and found a fabricator to build it affordably. Finally he connected us with a contracting team to clear the space, provide the footings, retaining walls, and pad, who were every bit as careful with everything as you would hope. They were amazingly accommodating to every request and understood that there were a lot of competing challenges that needed to be resolved so we could fit this all in to a very tight location and make it look like it belongs.

 

The bottom line is that it all turned out better than we could have hoped and while it did cost more than the low ball bids received from some of the low budget operators, it was less than the commercially focused suppliers, and more importantly we got the design we wanted and a well-constructed PV carport that will give us great delight for years to come. The best part is of course the savings on our electric bill, which thus far has been averaging around $200/month. So not only do we have a new carport and entertainment patio that our neighbors have been stopping by and admiring (which given that we live in the older Brookside neighborhood and our PV carport is quite modern, we were much relieved) but, our electric bills have been in the under $10/month range.

 

We owe a great debt of gratitude to Bob and his knowledge and team for helping to create an amazing PV carport for us. I’m sure you would be delighted with whatever you engage him to help you with.

Dev & Sue Malik

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