• What is the Most Common Type of Solar Installation?

    Solar installation has become pretty dynamic over the years. New racking technology and installation innovations have made it so that anyone, with any type of roof, or any type of space on their property can go solar and zero out their power bills. But, even with these advances, many homeowners still think that their roof may not be right for solar. So this begs the question, what kind of roof is best for solar, and what is the most common type of solar installation?

    To explore the commonality of different types of solar installations, we did a study of a sampling of our installations, 2,477 to be exact, with the goal of determining the percentage of overall installations each installation type represented. The type of installation is determined by the roof material, and the type of racking used to mount the panels. Ground mounts and carports were included in the study as well. The following list represents the most common to least common types of installations, in descending order.:

    Most Common:

  • So the results are mostly what you'd expect: the most common roofs on homes in San Diego are Composite Shingle and S-Tile Concrete, so the majority of installations are on those.  But what is also clear from this study is that no matter your situation, we can create a custom solar solution that suits you, as we have experience installing on just about every roof style and surface out there.  So if you've been holding off on going solar because you think it wont work for your home - think again.  Give us a call today, and we can come up with a customized solar solution for you. 

  • About the Author

    Michael Powers


    Michael is one of the founding partners of Stellar Solar. In 2001, he helped launch The Home Depot’s national solar energy program which is now offering home solar through hundreds of stores in nearly a dozen states. He is a writer and marketing professional with over 30 years’ experience in the fields of energy, market intelligence and leadership training. He currently serves as treasurer and board member of Global Energy Network Institute (GENI), a San Diego-based non-governmental organization that advocates linking renewable energy resources around the world using electricity transmission.