Solar panels for solar power for home

Residential solar power

The perks of a residential solar panel system

Homeowners gain two big benefits from a residential solar system: 1) clean energy and 2) saving money on energy costs.

Harnessing energy from the sun and converting it to clean energy to power your home — or even a car — reduces your carbon footprint and saves on energy costs for years to come. From 2010 to 2017, the cost to install home solar has dropped by more than 70%.1 Owning a residential solar system is definitely within reach.

When you go solar with one of our preferred installation partners, you can save thousands on installation costs with our exclusive residential solar rebate.2 You can also use the clean energy your home produces to charge an electric vehicle for an even cleaner way to drive (while reducing your carbon footprint even more).

Benefits of solar energy


  • Save money

    Lower your monthly utility bill and lock in a fixed rate on a portion of your electricity bill for the next 20-25 years.

  • Boost your home’s value

    Studies show that homes with solar panels sell 20% faster and for 17% more money than those without.3

  • Make a difference

    You could prevent more than 17,000 pounds of CO2 emissions a year. That’s like driving 18,500 fewer miles!4

Other factors to consider with a home solar power system

By going solar at home, not only can you affordably produce your own clean energy — but you also have the opportunity to sell back any excess energy generated to us. It’s called “net metering,” and you get rewarded for supplying the electricity grid with energy you produce but don’t consume.

With our Renewable Rewards® buyback plan, you’ll receive a bill credit from us for 100% of your system’s outflow to the energy grid.

Why choose a residential solar solution from Green Mountain Energy?

At Green Mountain, we’ve been on a mission to change the way power is made since 1997. And when we say we’re on a mission, we’re all in: all of the electricity plans we offer come from 100% renewable sources like the wind and the sun.

As the longest-serving renewable energy retailer, we’re bringing clean power to homes like yours every day and continuing our steps toward a sustainable future. We can help make your solar journey affordable and sustainable — just the way it should be.


  • A one-stop shop

    Our complete solar solution includes a rooftop solar installation and the opportunity to sell back your system’s excess energy with our Renewable Rewards® buyback plan.

  • An exclusive rebate

    You could save thousands on your home’s installation costs with our special solar incentive.

  • A level 2 charger

    During your system’s installation, you can opt to set up and connect a level 2 charger for your current or future EV at NO additional cost.

Making solar power a reality in your home

If you live in Texas and own your home, it’s easy and risk-free to determine if a solar power system is a cost-effective option for your home. Simply fill out our solar interest form and we will get in touch with you.

Get a home solar power system and start producing your own clean electricity with Green Mountain Energy.

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Or, call us at 1.844.616.4676

Need more time to install a home solar power system? You can still support and save for solar with our Solar Panel Fund plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

1 According to the Solar Energy Industries association

2 Green Mountain Energy rebate amount varies by project, system size, location and availability of additional rebates. The actual average rebate is $3,275 and ranges from $500 to $5,625 (based on projects funded in 2018). To qualify, complete a solar installation with a Green Mountain installation partner, sign up for a 24-month minimum term on the Renewable Rewards buyback plan, and sign and submit a Green Mountain Solar Rebate Agreement, agreeing to provide feedback on the installation experience. If eligible, customer will receive the SolarSPARC rebate within 30 days of submitting a completed rebate request, including verification of completed solar installation. The SolarSPARC rebate is offered at the discretion of Green Mountain and may be stopped at any time.

3 According to the study “Selling Into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of Solar Homes”

4 Based on average monthly usage of 2,000 kWh and a solar array that covers 65% of that consumption.