Solar Panels through The Home Depot: What to Expect at Your In-Home Consultation

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If you want to get solar panels through The Home Depot, there’s a good chance you'll be working with Sunnova to see the project through. Since 2021, our two brands have teamed up to deliver affordable, reliable renewable energy solutions directly to homeowners across the country.

When you express interest in solar panels through The Home Depot, you’ll have the chance to schedule a home visit from a local energy expert in Sunnova’s network of solar dealers.

Because an in-home solar consultation is such an important part of the process, here’s a quick guide on what to expect and prepare for when the time comes.


In-Home Solar Consultation Checklist

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An in-home solar consultation is an opportunity for you to gain personalized insights into the feasibility, benefits and costs associated with going solar. It helps you make an informed decision about whether solar is, indeed, the right choice for your property and lifestyle.

Because each property is unique, the more information you can provide, the better a Sunnova dealer can assist you in making an informed decision about going solar.

To prepare for the visit, here are a few things you should have before your energy expert arrives:

To prepare for the visit, here are a few things you should have before your energy expert arrives:
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Title Owner Present
All title owners of your property must be present at this consultation.

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Energy Usage Information
Provide usage chart from your utility bills covering the past 12 months — they help us understand your energy consumption patterns and estimate an appropriate solar system size.

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Roof Information
Be ready to share details about your home’s roof — including its age, condition, angle, direction and any shaded areas. Your consultant can assist in discovering these details if not already known.


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Budget & Financing Preferences
Have a clear idea of the budget for your solar project, and an understanding of preferred financing options (solar loan, lease, power purchase agreement). Your consultant can assist in explaining working details if not already known.


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Prepare a list of questions or concerns about solar energy, equipment warranties, maintenance and the installation process — your Sunnova dealer will be prepared with answers.


By following this checklist, you’ll be well-prepared for your solar consultation, enabling the energy expert to give you the most accurate information and tailored recommendation possible.


What to Expect During Your In-Home Solar Consultation

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Personalized Assessment of Energy Needs

Before you get solar panels through The Home Depot, your Sunnova dealer will discuss your energy needs and consumption patterns to understand how much electricity the solar energy system needs to generate. They will analyze your energy usage, in part, by reviewing your past utility bills or most recent energy usage chart.

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Home Site Evaluation

Your energy expert will take a quick look at and around your home to assess its viability for solar panels. They’ll inspect the roof and evaluate its orientation, angle, shading and structural integrity to determine if it’s suitable for solar installation.

They may use special software to assess the sun exposure at your property throughout the day and year. And they’ll also make sure your electrical panel can handle the additional capacity solar and/or a battery will need.

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Solar System Design

Based on your energy needs and home site evaluation, your solar professional will design a customized solar energy system for your home. They’ll discuss the proposed system size, number of panels, batteries (if applicable) and expected energy output.

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Cost Estimate, Financing Options & Incentives

At the consultation, you’ll receive a cost estimate for your solar panels through The Home Depot — including installation costs and available financing options — including solar lease, loan or power purchase agreement (PPA). Depending on the financing option you choose, we will likely run a routine credit check to ensure eligibility.

Your Sunnova dealer may provide a return-on-investment (ROI) analysis showing how much money you could save on electricity bills over the life of your solar system — including the estimated payback period on your investment.

Your solar energy consultant will also direct you toward resources that inform you about available solar incentives, tax credits or rebates offered by your local utility or federal, state and city governments. These may help reduce the overall cost of your solar and/or battery storage system.*

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Permitting & Installation Process

Every city has a unique permitting process for solar installations. Your local energy expert will explain this during your consultation and outline a typical timeline for installation. They’ll address any concerns or challenges that may arise and advise you of potential interruptions to daily life during the project.

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Sunnova + Solar Panels through The Home Depot

Embracing solar energy is a big, forward-thinking investment in your home, and a significant step towards a more sustainable and cost-effective future. Working with a reputable solar company like Sunnova through The Home Depot’s network can simplify this journey with a comprehensive in-home solar consultation that covers everything from technical details to financial considerations.

By understanding what to expect during the consultation process, you’ll be well-prepared to make an informed decision that can benefit your household for years to come.


By understanding what to expect during the consultation process, you’ll be well-prepared to make an informed decision that can benefit your household for years to come.


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