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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!



Inform Yourself

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.


HOA Rules

Does your homeowners association have any rules or restrictions regarding solar power?


DIY Experience

Are you a hands-on person, willing to take on a project with a learning curve, with the initiative to get things done?


Roofing Condition

Do you need to replace your roof before installing solar?


Moving Soon? 

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.

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