Saving with solar

Saving with rooftop solar: a success story

We love hearing success stories from EnergySage customers who use our Marketplace to save on their electricity bills by going solar! One Virginia homeowner shares their experience of going solar through EnergySage and how much they’ve saved since their installation.


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Using EnergySage, in the words of a solar shopper

Hi everyone, I’m here in Northern Virginia, where spring is upon us and the sun is shining. And as a result, our solar panels are really starting to produce a lot more energy. 

We had them installed in December, and now we’re finally starting to see a net output. Since we have net metering, we’re producing more energy than we’re using, and it’s been great to see. I obsessively check my solar dashboard every day and monitor the production of the panels. And I’ve had a lot of fun doing it. 

The whole process really started with EnergySage. I filled out some basic information and right away they were able to collect a bunch of competitive bids for us. They’re able to line them up so that we can compare things apples to apples, and really understand the different factors in the decision-making. 

Just a few short months later, we had this huge system installed on our roof and couldn’t be happier!

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Go solar now and save

Want to join this solar shopper and start saving with solar? You can sign up for a free account on the EnergySage Marketplace to get quotes from local solar installers. By comparing multiple quotes, you’ll be able to find the right system for you at a great price! Not quite ready to receive quotes? You can also use our Solar Calculator to get an estimate of how much you’ll save by going solar. 


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About Ellen Sirull

Ellen is an expert in content creation, with a specific focus in helping people learn more about clean energy, solar, and EVs. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in journalism and earned an MBA at Kennesaw State University. Outside of work, you can find her spending time with her family, friends, and dogs as well as traveling, exploring new places, trying new food, or watching Georgia football.

One thought on “Saving with rooftop solar: a success story

  1. Ronald Sauve

    I did it myself and saved a lot of money. I do have a leg up as a builder remodeler, although I’ve never done something just exactly like this before. Admittedly, it is a lot of work doing ll the legwork yourself, and I can understand why many who start out wanting to do it themselves, finally give up, and hire a solar installer to do it. But bottom line is that I was able to custom design a system to fit exactly what we wanted. I did a 15 kw system with 2 – 12K Sol-ark inverters, an adjustable ground mounted rack with 14 – 430w panels, 21 – 430w panels on the roof, for a total of 35 panels, and TIGO rapid shutdown down & monitors on every panel so I can monitor the generation on each panel. And the whole thing cost me about $18,000, including installing a new 200 amp service entrance with exterior shut down and a new 200 amp meter box. And, the clincher: 5 weeks from the start of getting permits and interconnection permit to an fully operating system. Not too bad!

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