Solar Energy Homes

Design your own solar energy homes with professional results every time. Quickly design and create solar powered homes like a pro, Cad Pro is the leading source of drafting and design software. Creating and designing solar energy homes does not have to be difficult, Cad Pro provides quick placement of electrical symbols, electrical outlets, switches, circuits, and custom solar powered symbols you create.

Share your solar energy homes blueprints with contractors, clients or team members using Dropbox®, Google Drive™, OneDrive®, and SharePoint®. Export them to Microsoft Word®, Excel®, PDF, or PowerPoint® with a single click.

“Our professional roofers have been using CAD Pro for creating all our solar energy home designs for contractors, building permits, and customer presentations. The price of the software is very inexpensive and it’s easy-to-use.” – R. Worthington, Professional Roofer and Solar Panel Installer, Charlotte, NC   ★★★★★ (5) star rating.

Solar Energy Homes

Solar Panels for Solar Energy Homes

Questions when designing solar energy homes?

Hundreds and even thousands of solar panels have popped up across the United States and other countries as an increasing number of homeowners choose to power their homes with the sun’s energy. The U.S. government’s Solar Energy Technologies Office’s (SETO), helps homeowners and builders accelerate the advancement and deployment of solar technology. The cost of going solar goes down every year.

Are solar powered homes worth it?
Recently, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) found that solar energy homes increase the home’s value $20 for every dollar saved with a solar power system. That is a 20-to-1 return on investment (ROI).

Can solar energy run a house?
One of the most frequently asked questions by homeowners regarding solar power is, “can it really power my entire house?” The answer to that is very simple – yes, solar can indeed power your entire home.

Do solar panels work in winter?
Yes, solar panels work year-round for all types of homes. Solar panels work in winter weather, but due to snow, their output might get affected. Solar energy homes can produce electricity even if they are exposed to mild sunlight, thereby producing electricity even during winters.

How long before solar panels pay for themselves?
For most homeowners in the U.S., it takes roughly eight years to break even on a solar panel investment. For example, if your solar installation cost is $16,000 and the system helps you conserve $2,000 annually on energy bills, then your payback period will be around eight years.

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Solar Energy Homes with Interactive Features
Communicate your floor plans ideas more effectively. CAD Pro is the only software that allows you to add these interactive web features.

  • Record your ideas and incorporate voice instructions into your solar panel designs.
  • Add pop-up text memos to your blueprints to support areas in detail.
  • Add pop-up photos and transform your plans into designs you can visualize.

Cad Pro is an affordable and easy alternative to other more expensive construction design software. Cad Pro is great for creating kitchen design plans, innovative smart home designs, custom home plans, building plans, office plans, construction details, and much more.

CAD Pro has helped thousands of homeowners, professional designers, builders, and contractors plan and design all types of solar energy homes. CAD Pro is used by NARI professional remodelers and contractors and the NRCA roofing contractors. CAD Pro is also used by NHBA home builders and contractors, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). as well as the (NALP) National Association of Landscape Professionals.

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