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Solar Power Systems

Control rising energy costs with solar power for your home.

Your journey towards clean energy and lower electric bills is seamless and straightforward with Public Service Solar.

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Home solar power systems for New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Premium home solar power systems for New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Panasonic’s 2023 Northeast Installer of the Year is leading the way with solar done right.

Expert installations with components built to last.
Rest easy knowing your home solar system will be producing the energy you need for years to come, thanks to our premium products and lifetime workmanship warranty.

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Benefits of Home Solar Power

Own your power, reduce your electric bill.

Save money on electricity

Powering your home with solar energy greatly reduces your electric bills and your reliance on the utility company.

Receive financial incentives

We help you receive tax credits, rebates and Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) based on where you live.

Ownership on your terms

Public Service Solar works with you to create a custom plan that fits your specific needs and budget.

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How Home Solar is Installed

Public Service Solar’s process is simple and pressure free.

There’s no high pressure sales tactics here. Starting with a free estimate and site survey, we work together to ensure your solar energy system is properly designed for your home to maximize energy production and save you money for years to come. 

01 | We educate

Solar is not a one size fits all solution. Our job is to be your partner and educate you on what solar can and can not do. That means understanding your energy usage with a bill review, understanding your financial preferences, and even your design aesthetics. 

02 | We survey and confirm

Other solar companies make you sign a contract before they even come survey your home. Not us. We come out and survey the roof to confirm its viability and other system measurements before signing any contracts.

03 | We plan

Once the site survey is complete, our in-house team begins to engineer your system.  We create unique structural and electrical design plans for your home to be submitted with your permit package in order to gain the necessary approvals. 

04 | We install

Once all plans and permits are finalized, our in-house team promptly begins the install work. From wrapping your solar array in sleek, pest-proof solar trim, to ensuring conduit runs are hidden through your attic, our on-site project manager is there to answer your questions and ensure that your installation looks as incredible as it functions.

05 | We support

A lifetime workmanship warranty is honored by adding your home to our solar monitoring system– a service that only Public Service Solar provides! This means that in the event of an issue, we are the ones to let you know, and get you back online ASAP.

We decided to make the leap to solar energy, despite having no prior experience with it. After contacting Public Service Solar, our expectations were exceeded. Their personalized customer service made us feel like a top priority from day one. Whether it was answering our calls promptly or explaining complex concepts in a clear manner, they ensured we were well-informed throughout the process. Even after having our solar panels for two years, their consistent support and professionalism remained unwavering.

Sean B, Pennsylvania

I’m very happy with purchasing my solar panel with Public Solar Services. Of the many quotes from the Energy Sage marketplace, Solar Public Services was the most competitive in costs and offer the best panel (Panasonic) with the best warranty. They also gave me a great price for roof replacement too. It would’ve cost me a lot more to go with a separate roofing company. The whole process was easy and smooth.

Sherry C, Pennsylvania

I was in the market for replacing Asphalt shingle roof and installing solar panels. Through home advisor, I found few roof installer and my first discussion with public service (Alex) was regarding roof installation. Then during the discussion came to know they can do solar panel installation as well. I was impressed with their professionalism, I ended up doing both roof and solar panels with public service. During installation, they arrived promptly on time and finished the job impeccably and cleaned up nicely. I would strongly recommend to my friends and family.

Prakash S, New Hope, PA

Throughout my solar journey, Public Service Solar has proven to be an exceptional partner. They seamlessly replaced my roof, installed panels to meet my energy needs, and even set up an EV charger. Their efficiency and ease of communication make working with them a breeze. The staff is genuinely caring and highly responsive to any inquiries.

David N, New Jersey

Great service, got job done quickly and very clean. Did [my] roof and solar combined. Great work!!!

Frank V, Pennsylvania

I recently had Public Service Solar install solar panels on my home, and the experience was fantastic from start to finish. They offered a no-cost, no-pressure consultation which made the decision process easy and stress-free. What stood out the most was their commitment to customer service. They kept me updated throughout the entire process and were always willing to help with any concerns I had. After installation, they even set up my SREC accounts and continue to monitor the system to ensure it's performing well. I highly recommend them to anyone considering solar energy!

Matthew W, New Jersey

I inquired multiple solar installation contractors, small & big, local & national. After reviewing all the proposals and comparing the equipments, the services and the warranty they offer, I finalized with Public Service Solar. Along with solar installation, I also got my roof installed with them. While reviewing the contract, they took time to explain all that would be done in their job. Even after the system is turned on, they are still equally supportive and responsive. They completely lived up to my expectation, so I recommended them to some of my friends and would continue recommending others.

RSH, Plainsboro, NJ

Really happy with Public Service Solar. Very fast installation with a beautiful final result. The installers were professional and very competent and left the outside of my house cleaner than when they started. I would recommend them to everyone I know.

Alexander V, Abington, PA

Our Solar Services

Comprehensive solar power and home energy services for all your needs.

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Solar Plans & Pricing

Solar ownership on your terms

Whether you purchase your solar electric system upfront or pay overtime with a competitive solar loan, you will always own your system with Public Service Solar.

Own your system outright from day one. No monthly payments and peace of mind that comes with Public Service Solar’s Lifetime Workmanship Warranty.

  • Easy milestone payments
  • Final payment not due until system is operational
  • Complete system ownership
  • Eligible for all financial incentives
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Our most popular option lets you pay as you go with the opportunity to be cash flow positive from day one.

  • No upfront payment required
  • Flexible terms, 5-25 years
  • No payment due until after the system is operational.
  • Complete system ownership
  • Eligible for all financial incentives
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The Public Service Solar Difference

Ultimate technology. Unparalleled service. Unrivaled warranty.

From product choices, to sales and installation, to ongoing service and warranties, Public Service Solar provides the best of the best.

New roof and solar power installation together

Home Solar Installation

Public Service Solar
Other Companies

25-year product warranty for entire system, lifetime worksmanship warranty

25-year performance warranty only, no lifetime worksmanship

All work done by our in-house, local team

Outsourcing contractors is common

Conduit runs are hidden for sleek install

Conduit runs go over roof and ridges

Pest Guard included

Pest guard not included, costs extra

Premium Panasonic Evervolt Solar Panels

Solar Panels

Public Service Solar
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Premium Panasonic Evervolt solar modules

Entry-level Monocrystalline solar modules

400+ wattage

Lower wattage

25-year product and performance warranty

25-year performance only, not on products

Premium Enphase Microinverters

Solar Inverters

Public Service Solar
Other Companies

Premium Enphase Microinverters

Entry level microinveters, optimizers or 

central inverters

25-year warranty

10- to 25-year warranties

Panel-level + consumption monitoring

Panel-level or whole system only

Our in-house 24/7 monitoring alerts you

No company monitoring

Ironridge solar racking with Solatrim Pest Guard

Racking

Public Service Solar
Other Companies

Ironridge with Pest Guard 

Standard racking

25-year warranty

10- to 25-year warranties

Pest Guard included

Uses chicken wire, pest guard costs extra

LIfetime worksmanship on roof penetrations

Limited warranty per manufacturer

Own your system from day one.

Flexible finance options for every budget.

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Pricing for solar and roofing in NJ and PA

Frequently asked questions about home solar energy and solar power panels

  • How does solar power work? 

    Solar PV (photovoltaics) works by absorbing the photons within the sun’s rays and converting them into electricity in a process known as the photovoltaic effect. The solar energy that hits a solar module creates electrical charges by moving free electrons in response to an internal electrical field in the cell, causing electricity to flow.

    Electricity then flows through a junction box on the backside of the module where the Direct Current (DC) power is converted to Alternating Current (AC) power now ready for household use.

    The first stop of the AC power off the roof is to power any demand from within the household. Any overage will be sent to the grid for a credit while any additional power needed will be pulled from the grid.

  • How many solar panels do I need?

    How many solar modules end up on your roof depends on a few factors. One of the first things we will want to see before we meet with you is a copy of a recent electric bill. What we want to determine is what your annual kWh usage is. From here, we can measure your roof online using the latest satellite technologies and determine how many modules we can fit. We then remove any extra modules we don’t need and aim to get you to as close to 100% offset as possible. To put simply, the number of solar panels you need is determined by your home’s usage and available roof space.

  • What is a solar inverter?

    A solar inverter is one of the most important devices within a solar electric system. A solar electric system produces DC (Direct Current) power while your house uses AC (Alternating Current) power. The inverter converts the direct current (DC) electricity produced by a solar module into alternating current (AC) electricity ready to be used by the home and electric grid. There three main types of solar inverters, microinverters, central inverters (string inverters), and power optimizers.

    A Central Inverter, or String Inverter, will have one or more inverters usually installed on the side of the house, garage, or basement near the home’s electrical panel and meter. All the power from the solar array is converted in one place. This would be the most economical option with plenty of use cases, but it has some limitations today in its single point of failure and its inability to optimize the power at the panel level.

    A Central Inverter is Optimized when each module, or every other module, is equipped with a Power Optimizer which can help regulate voltage and allow each module to operate independently. An optimized system can keep a high efficiency level and provide protection against module shading. However, the power is still collected and converted at one centralized location with a central inverter.

    Public Service Solar exclusively installs Microinverters from Enphase. In a microinverter system, each solar panel is equipped with its own inverter; turning DC power to AC power right at the source. The power then flows off the roof right into the home’s electrical panel as usable AC power. Microinverters have many advantages over traditional central inverter systems. In allowing each module to operate individually, if there is shading on one portion of the solar array, the unaffected modules in the array will remain at peak efficiency. A microinverter also eliminates a single failure point. If one microinverter were to go out of service, the rest of the system would continue to produce power. Whereas, in a central inverter system, when an inverter goes down, all the modules feeding power into that device will be out of service. In addition, microinverters from Enphase come with a 25-year warranty and panel by panel monitoring.

  • What is the ROI for solar?

    For an outright purchase of solar, a standard solar installation will meet its return on investment within approximately 5 – 8 years. From the upfront investment in year one, 30% of the system cost can be returned dollar for dollar off your income taxes. From there, expect energy savings and SRECs to make up the remainder of the savings. After the ROI has been reached, there are years of “free” power being produced by the home and years of SRECs to be collected as income.

  • Will my solar panels work if I lose power?

    For a solar electric system to produce power, the inverters must detect power from both the solar array and the grid. In the case of a grid outage, the solar inverter will not operate if it is not detecting current from the grid. Since a solar array can backfeed the grid, this serves as a protection for lineworkers.

    In order to have solar power available in the event of an outage, battery systems can be installed with a new solar array or even retrofitted onto an existing system. A battery backup system can range in capacity and a recommended solution would be based on the home’s unique energy needs.

  • What is Free Solar or $0 Down Solar?

    “Free Solar” is just solar which has been financed and paid for monthly. Most homeowners who go solar do so with a $0 money down financing option. The most common solar financing arrangements are a solar lease, solar ppa (power purchase agreement), and solar loan.

    With a solar lease or solar ppa the system is essentially rented. This can provide monthly savings and a production guarantee to the homeowner, however in a lease or ppa you do not own the system, so you may not be entitled to the SRECs or Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

    Public Service Solar recommends ownership through a solar loan. Solar loans have flexible terms ranging from 5 to 25 years, the transfer of ownership is simple, and all the SRECs and the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) belong to the homeowner.

  • How long does the solar installation process take?

    The solar installation process involves gaining the necessary municipal, state, and utility approvals. We prioritize expediting this process by completing the permitting in house and in many instances conducting the site survey even before a commitment has been made. With a township’s prompt approval of our submitted permit package, and the cooperation of the weather, we can move quickly.

    The typical solar installation itself can be completed in just one day, while some larger installations do require more time on site. While the approval process can be completed in just a couple weeks it can sometimes take four to six weeks depending on the municipality.

    Expect 2-3 months from the time you sign up for your solar installation to be completed.

  • What is the lifespan and warranty of a solar installation?

    A Public Service Solar installation is designed to be a viable energy producer for a minimum of 25-years. As a Panasonic Platinum Elite installer, we offer their exclusive AllGuard and TripleGuard Solar System Warranties. The AllGuard warranty covers product, performance, and labor for EVERVOLT series solar modules while the TripleGuard Warranty covers product, performance, and labor on the racking, and microinverters. That’s total system protection, and Public Service Solar even takes it a step further with our Lifetime Warranty on our solar workmanship. Whether it’s year 3 or year 25, Public Service Solar and Panasonic (in business since 1918) are here for you.

  • Will solar panels void my roof warranty?

    Public Service Solar is a GAF Master Elite Roofer. Our solar installations will not void your roof warranty. This is a unique claim to our company based on our expertise in the roofing industry. When it comes to your roof, we take care in protecting your home against damage and leaks and provide a lifetime warranty on our solar workmanship. Our solar modules are connected to your roof through a flashing system which creates a watertight seal between the mounting bracket for the solar modules and your shingles.

  • How much does solar cost?

    A Public Service Solar installation is always a custom job. The price you will pay for a solar installation depends on how much available space there is for the solar modules and how many we need to install in order to offset the home’s energy consumption. With that said, solar costs are calculated based on a price-per-watt (PPW) model. Public Service Solar uses only premium components in order to support our 25-year product and performance warranty and our lifetime workmanship warranty. Expect the price-per-watt to fall into a range between $2.75-$3.50/watt, a larger system will see a lower PPW due to the economics of scale. In other words, expect solar installation to start at around $20,000 and top out around $70,000.

    The great news is that this is a cost saving investment, with 30% of the system available as a dollar for dollar tax credit thanks to the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Most of our customers will actually have their solar installed with absolutely no money out of pocket. Instead choosing our competitive financing options while still experiencing long term savings by hedging against rate increases, saving off their electric bill, and collecting a tax credit and incentives.

  • What is net metering?

    Net metering is a billing mechanism which allows for unused solar production to be put back into the grid for a credit towards future grid usage. The solar powered home will pay the “net” of the home’s electric usage at the end of each month which is the balance between the electricity pulled from the grid and the electricity put back into the grid.

    For example, if it is a nice sunny day, and no one is home to use any power, your solar array will likely produce more electricity than the home needs at the time. In this case, the electricity produced by the solar panels will go through the home’s electric meter back into the grid for credits on the power bill.

    At night time, when the family is at home using electricity and the sun is down, the home will need to pull electricity from the grid, however a charge won’t occur until the bank of recorded credits has been depleted.

    Once a year, there is a “true up” event in which the bank of unused credits can be sold.

  • What are SRECs?

    SRECs stand for Solar Renewable Energy Certificates. Each time a solar array in NJ or PA produces 1,000 kWh (1 MWh) of electricity, one SREC is issued to the account holder which can be sold for cash. Unlike Net Metering, SRECs have nothing to do with how much you use or don’t use in power. It is simply an extra incentive for producing solar energy and a major financial incentive for solar producers.

    When solar is installed on the home, a revenue grade meter is installed to record solar production. Once per month, homeowners can enter the reading on the meter into an online generation portal linked to their bank account. Each time a full 1 MWh of solar production has been entered, a direct deposit is initiated.

    In NJ and PA, the SREC term is 15-years. In NJ, an SREC, now known as SREC-II, is set at a fixed price of $85. IN PA, SRECs prices can fluctuate. As of 1/24/24, the “sell now” price of a PA SREC is $31.

    At Public Service Solar, we make it easy and provide complimentary SREC account set up for our customers. This means our customers don’t worry about entering all the technical system details and rather just enter the number directly off their meter at their convenience.

  • What is the Solar Tax Credit (ITC)?

    The Investment Tax Credit (ITC), allows eligible businesses and homeowners to claim a 30% of their qualifying renewable energy investment costs as a dollar for dollar tax credit off their federal tax liability. The ITC is worth 30% for both businesses and homeowners through 2032. Qualifying investments would include solar, solar plus storage, and stand alone battery storage systems.

    For example, a homeowner invests in a new solar electric system for $50,000. In the taxable year that the system is placed in service, the homeowner is eligible for a $15,000 credit towards their federal tax liability. The credit can be used all at once or even roll over to subsequent years.

  • What happens when I sell my home?

    A solar electric system can increase the value of a home just like any home upgrade would whether it be a swimming pool or finished basement. Sellers can expect an increase in sale price due to the premium components installed and the reduction in the home’s operating costs.

  • What is the difference between a kWh and a kW?

    A kW is a measurement of raw power and defines the system size. For example, (10) 400 watt solar panels is 4,000 watts worth of power or 4 kW. While kWh is a measurement of energy over time and will define how much the system will produce. On your solar proposal you will see both a kW rating and the kWh production. The system production is influenced by several factors including roof pitch, orientation, and shading. In our service areas it is common to see a 10 kW system having a yearly kWh production of approximately 12,000 kWh. That is a 1.2 production factor. In most cases, take your system size, multiply it by 1.2, and you can find your estimated yearly production that way. Public Service Solar will clearly define the estimated production for you taking into consideration the orientation, pitch, shading, product, inverter, and weather.

  • Will solar panels increase my property taxes?

    In New Jersey, solar electric systems are exempt from increasing your property taxes. This means that solar panels can add value to your property without increasing the tax bill from your local municipality. In Pennsylvania there is not currently a property tax exemption for solar electric systems although homeowners can expect an increase in property value, tax and state incentives, along with electric savings.

  • Should solar be added to my homeowner’s insurance?

    We do recommend that you contact your insurer and add your solar installation to your policy. Although Public Service Solar provides a 25-year product and performance warranty and lifetime workmanship warranty, there can be rare instances of “force majeure” events like a fire or hurricane damage where your homeowner’s insurance will come in handy. In our experience the added premium is quite minimal if any at all.

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