Frequent question

General questions

Adding solar panels to your property helps you lower your energy bill and combat expensive utility company fees. The amount you save depends on where you live and the utility rates in your area.

The value of your property will increase if you own the property. Leasing is not included in this increase in value.

A system used by utility companies to credit solar system owners for the electricity produced by their solar panels. You only pay for the electricity you use beyond what your solar panels can produce.

Throughout the day it converts the sun's energy into electricity. After that, your house uses it for power or they return it to the utility and pay you depending on how much you send them.

If it is connected to the network, it will turn off in the event of a blackout. This is for first responders who get hurt by the panels that send power to the grid. There are certain inverters you can buy that provide backup power in the event of an outage when combined with a battery.

Solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance over the 25 to 35 years that they will generate power. In most cases, you don't even need to clean your solar panels regularly. If something happens, most equipment manufacturers include warranties, although the terms of the warranty depend on the company.

South-facing roofs with little to no shade and enough space to place a solar panel system are ideal for installing solar power. However, in many cases there are solutions if your home does not have the ideal solar roof.

In general, solar panels are very durable and capable of withstanding snow, wind, and hail. The various components of your solar power system will need to be replaced at different times, but your system should continue to generate electricity for 25 to 35 years.

If you are interested in receiving detailed information about how much energy your solar panel system is producing, ask your installer about solar monitoring system options.

Q10. Do I need to replace my roof before going solar?

Solar energy systems can last for 25 to 35 years, and it can be costly to remove and reinstall them if you need to replace your roof. If your roof needs maintenance in the near term, you should complete it before you finish your solar installation.

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