STEPS IN THE PROCESS
Installing Your Solar Power System
Solar Barn Raising:
Making DIY Solar a Reality
This slideshow outlines the ten steps involved in homeowner-installed solar power. Please review this slideshow prior to contacting us!
If you would like to see Solar Barn Raising in action before starting your own project, contact us to be added to the volunteer list!
Read everything on this website to decide if Solar Barn Raising is a good match for you.
Roof Height and Steepness
SBR does not work on steep roofs for the safety of our volunteers. Your roof must have good access and no more than moderate pitch.
Does your homeowners association have any rules or restrictions regarding solar power?
Are you a hands-on person, willing to take on a project with a learning curve, with the initiative to get things done?
Do you need to replace your roof before installing solar?
Your payback period with SBR is about 5-7 years; if you are moving before that, solar may not be a good investment.
Roof Sun Exposure
Does your roof get sun all day? If not, do you have room for a ground-mounted system?
Participate in SBR
We invite you to participate in our installations to observe the process.