The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped solar energy system installations from continuing to happen across the nation.
Solar Energy is still good for the planet and your wallet. The COVID-19 pandemic has not stopped solar energy system installations from continuing to happen across the nation. The United States Department of Homeland Security recently released new guidelines on essential workers. Under these guidelines, solar workers fall under the essential worker’s category, which means solar energy projects can begin or be completed during this time. Going solar is just as important now as it has ever been, as it can help support local companies, workers, and the local economy.
According to Ohm Analytics tracking, permits for solar have increased at least 10% each following week beginning in mid-April. Ohm Analytics considers the increase as a positive sign that could continue to grow as homeowners and solar companies both adapt to the current happenings and the COVID-19 crisis. Research from Energysage and nationwide solar installer networks have shown that about 90% of solar company installers throughout the nation have shared that they are continuing to actively install solar panels on rooftops. Current solar installation surveys from California solar companies show that although weekly solar permits have dropped 50% during this situation, the submitted number of weekly amount of solar permits are still very high. This data helps show that industries are working on recovering and are projected to continue to hopefully keep showing positive growth. Although sales are very low industry-wide, this drop could partially be attributed to city or county office shutdowns and inspections being postponed, etc. It could help the homeowner to know if their city’s building services are open and accepting new permit applications.
Each and every state and local government has its own set of regulations for essential workers and different industries to follow. The Solar Energy Industries Association has recently released a great resource with information on state closure orders, nationwide solar installation qualifications or abilities, and the current status of solar in each U.S. state. Going solar is still possible during the shelter-in-place guidelines in many states and helps boost a homeowner’s property value. Making the decision to go solar is a win-win for all those involved. Interested in learning more about our work in the local solar community? Check out our Sungenia community project gallery.
Current variations on state shutdown and reopening advisories are affecting some solar installation companies and various aspects of the solar energy industry. Homeowners and other people interested in going solar are advised to check with local solar companies for the latest information, updates on solar, and whether companies are still continuing to install solar in their community area. In any case, even if you or someone you know is not fully ready to go solar yet, it can be very important to stay in the know, research solar systems, and get to know solar companies thoroughly.
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