Delve into the intricate world of solar power as Carter guides you through the process of selecting the right solar company that aligns with your unique needs. Discover the financial options and expertise that will ensure a seamless transition to solar power, empowering you to make informed decisions every step of the way.
Gain invaluable insights into the inner workings of solar technology, including how solar panels work and the benefits they bring. Explore the concept of net metering and understand the role of solar batteries in optimizing your energy usage.
Carter goes beyond individual homeownership and sheds light on the broader impact of solar power. Uncover the potential of community solar initiatives and the positive influence they can have on your local community, fostering a sustainable and greener future for all.
"The Ultimate Guide to Owning Your Power" also equips you with practical tips and expert advice on maximizing energy efficiency, saving money, and reducing your carbon footprint. Benefit from real-life experiences shared through customer reviews, gaining inspiration and confidence in your own solar journey.
Join the movement towards renewable energy and take charge of your power. Let "The Ultimate Guide to Owning Your Power" be your trusted companion as you embark on a path towards energy independence and a brighter, sustainable future.
WHO IS THIS BOOK FOR? __________________________________ 9
THE HOMEOWNER JOURNEY STORY ______________________ 12
WHO ARE WE? ___________________________________________ 14
BECOME A REFERRAL PARTNER __________________________ 19
CHAPTER 1 FINANCIAL PROBLEM _________________________ 20
CHAPTER 2 ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM __________________ 22
CHAPTER 3 WHAT CAN WE DO? ___________________________ 28
‘CHAPTER 4 WHY SOLAR? ________________________________ 29
CHAPTER 5 BENEFITS OF SOLAR __________________________ 32
CHAPTER 6 SOLAR AND YOUR HOME _____________________ 35
Does your roof get sunlight? ________________________________ 35
The Roof is completely covered with trees? ____________________ 36
Is my roof in okay shape? __________________________________ 37
Roof with a few obstructions _______________________________ 38
Are You Grappling with a High Electric Bill? __________________ 39
Navigating Homeowners Associations (HOAs) _________________ 41
The Relationship between HOAs and Solar Energy ____________ 41
The Power of Community Solar Initiatives __________________ 41
Navigating the Installation Process with Your HOA ___________ 42
CHAPTER 7 How to Choose the Right Company _________________ 44
Which company meets up with your demands better? ____________ 44
Which solar company has the best financial options? ____________ 45
Which solar company has the best expertise?___________________ 46
THE 5 STEP PROCESS _____________________________________ 48
CHAPTER 8 P - PLANNING ________________________________ 49
Planning _______________________________________________ 49
Pre-Contract Process ______________________________________ 49
Post-Contract Process _____________________________________ 50
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Discovery Call Example Questions __________________________ 50
Solar Discovery Call Questions _____________________________ 51
Electricity Consumption and Cost ___________________________ 51
Homeownership Details ___________________________________ 51
Roof Suitability __________________________________________ 51
Local Solar Companies ____________________________________ 52
Available Incentives ______________________________________ 52
CHAPTER 9 O - OPTIONS: _________________________________ 53
How does solar work? _____________________________________ 53
What is Net Metering? ____________________________________ 54
Do I need a solar battery? __________________________________ 55
CHAPTER 10 W - Warranties and Maintenance __________________ 58
How do solar panel warranties work? _________________________ 58
Do solar panels require maintenance or cleaning? _______________ 59
CHAPTER 11 E - EQUIPMENT SELECTION __________________ 61
What are Solar Panels? ____________________________________ 61
Solar panels - Tier 1 ______________________________________ 61
Weather and Wind Ratings _________________________________ 63
Solar Panel Degradation ___________________________________ 63
CHAPTER 12 R - REVIEWS_________________________________ 66
CHAPTER 13 PROJECT COSTS _____________________________ 72
CHAPTER 14 ENERGY SAVING TIPS ________________________ 75
CHAPTER 15 DEFINITIONS ________________________________ 84
CONCLUSION ____________________________________________ 86
Illuminare Energy LLC and its partners are a leading force in the solar industry, empowering individuals to take control of their energy.
Led by Gail M. Carter, a distinguished professional and licensed civil engineer, this woman-led company serves the community. Gail, an accomplished speaker and author, with global experience, holds two Masters degrees and is a graduate of The Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Sustainable International Development. Gail strongly believes that every homeowner should have the freedom to choose the source and cost of their electricity.
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