Take control of your energy today with a solar energy system that fits your unique needs.
McFarland’s Residential Solar Energy Experts
Start on the Path to Energy Independence
There can be so much confusion around solar and other green energy alternatives. Making a bet on an expensive system can be nerve-wracking.
Studies have shown that over 85% of people polled said they would install solar if they could. At Home Team Energy, we want to make that opportunity a reality. Our team focuses on providing you the information, guidance, and support you need throughout the entire sales and installation process so you can take control of your energy without any of the hassle or confusion.
Just wanted to share my thoughts on the team that installed the solar unit on my house yesterday. They were respectful, engaging with me in the decision making process on how best to place and run the lines through my home and very helpful in understanding the steps being taken.
How It Works
It all starts with a 10-minute call to discuss your goals and questions. With those details and Google Earth measurements, we’ll put together a quote that will make it easy to see whether solar power is a good option for you. And if it isn’t, we’ll be the first to tell you.
Once it’s clear that solar could be in your best interest, we’ll do a site visit to check your electrical system and roof to avoid surprises. We’ll then provide a firm proposal and—after you take some time to make the decision—start the process!
Our Master Electrician will design your specific system to meet your unique energy needs. All we need after that is your signature on a few applications and we’ll handle any and all permits required by Wisconsin.
With final approvals, we order the materials and arrange for our team to come out to your home for installation within a few weeks. Construction takes 1-3 days, depending on the size and complexity of the project.
Once installation is complete, we oversee one final inspection before it’s time to energize your home!
Depending on your utility company, it can take up to 3 weeks to get your solar system commissioned and up and running. It all depends on when they come out and do the inspection!
We’ll then help process your Focus on Energy rebate, answer any questions you have about tax credits, and get the monitoring app set up to put you in charge of your solar energy production!
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Frequently Asked Questions
While Wisconsin sees less sunlight in a year than states like Arizona, solar energy systems still provide plenty of energy year-round and can withstand harsh weather conditions like snow, wind, and hail—we’ve never had a solar panel damaged by weather events so far!
Solar panels weight between 35-55 lbs. each but with the proper racking system, roof attachments, and flashing methods designed specifically for your roof, there will be zero leaks. We believe in spending a bit more money, time, and attention to ensure your system does not adversely affect your rooftop.
There are! For Wisconsin residents, there are two rebates/incentives. The Wisconsin Focus on Energy initiative offers up to $500 in rebates on solar systems and the federal government offers a 26% Solar Tax Credit of the purchase price of your system.
More than likely, yes! We typically see investments in a solar system paid back over an 8-12 year period, and solar systems last for over 25 years! Most of the equipment ordered and installed comes with a 25-year manufacturer warranty—meaning you’ll have years of power-generating life in your paid-off panels.