Location: Upton, Massachusetts

Watts: 12,540

Monthly Production: 988 kWh

Date: July 2018

Solar on some roofs is very hard to photograph, because the roof is high up, nearly flat, or both. But trust us, this home has 38, 330-watt solar panels proudly displayed on the long southwest-facing roof.

The roof is considered 70% of ideal for its ability to generate solar energy. A few years ago, a 70% roof was considered uneconomical by many. But as panel prices have dropped, “lesser roofs” have become more economical. This system will pay for itself in 7.5 years, and generate nearly $97,000 worth of electricity over 25 years.

For more on what makes a good solar roof, check out our Good Roof Bad Roof video.