If you're house is small, you'll need a highly efficient solar panel to meet your energy needs.

We recently broadcast a live video conversation about home solar on social media to answer the most common questions asked by consumers.

SunPower Vice President Martin DeBono and Customer Service Supervisor Whitney Torres — both solar system owners — chatted informally about their experiences with going solar and shared how they help consumers decide whether solar energy is a good fit for their electricity needs.

You can watch the full 20-minute video on our YouTube channel, but here are three short excerpts to help guide you on your solar buying journey.

Can a Home Run on Solar Energy Alone?

We often get asked whether a solar system can generate enough electricity to fully power a home, and the answer is yes, during the day your system may produce enough energy — or more — than you need. Watch to learn more, and read this blog post to calculate how many solar panels you might need for your own place.

Higher Efficiency Solar is Perfect for Small Homes

Roof space can be limited, which is why many consumers choose SunPower. Our world record efficiency solar panels1 generate more power than conventional panels in the same space, meaning you may need fewer panels to meet your energy needs — perfect for smaller rooftops.

Electric Bill Savings = Energy Independence

Once your solar system generates enough in monthly electric bill savings to offset your investment, you may become energy independent. Some customers even report getting money back from their local utility via net metering, policies that govern how solar system owners get credited for the excess energy they produce. The other great thing about solar energy is that its source — the sun — is unlimited and will give you free, reliable electricity day after day for decades to come.

Curious about whether solar is right for your home? Visit our solar calculator to find out how much you can save.

Ready to take the next step? Sign up for a free home solar evaluation or call 1-800-786-7693 for more information.

Wondering about solar panel financing? We offer lease, loan or purchase options.

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1 Green, M. A., et. al. “Solar Cell Efficiency Tables (version 48),” Progress in Photovoltaics, 2016