Frequently asked questions
Adding solar panels to your property helps you reduce your energy bill and fight off the expensive rates from electric companies. How much you save depends on where you live and the rates of utilities in your area.
Your property value will go up if you own the property. Leasing is not included in this value increase.
System that utilities use to credit solar energy system owners for the electricity produced by their solar panels. You only pay for the electricity that 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 as energy or they send it back to the utility and you get paid depending on how much you send them.
If connected to the grid, it will turn off in the event of an outage. This is to first responders from being injured by your panels sending power back to the grid. There are certain inverters you can buy that provide backup power in a outage when paired with a battery.
Solar panel systems are made of durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance for 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 does happen, most equipment manufacturers include warranties, although warranty terms depend on the company.
Southerly-facing roofs with little to no shade and enough space to fit a solar panel system are ideal for installing solar. However, in many cases there are workarounds if your home doesn’t 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.
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.