Commonly Asked Questions
I heard there is a rebate when people go solar. Is that true?
When going solar, the federal government is currently giving a 26% tax credit. What that means is that they are giving 26% back of the total cost of the solar project in the form of a tax credit. Not all homeowners are eligible to receive it and we encourage to talk to your tax professional if you have questions.
How much money will I save?
This all depends on the homeowner and their energy usage. Since solar is based on past energy habits, as long as you continue to use like you were prior to solar you will save thousands over time. However, if you use less or more energy post solar, it will correlate to the effect on your savings. In addition people who use more energy and obviously spend more prior to solar, will mathematically see more savings starting day one.
My neighbor has solar, why is my quote higher than theirs?
Solar is all based on energy consumption. It's quite simple, the more you use, the more panels you need to cover you. All homes and energy consumption are different, and our job is to give you exactly what you need, even it's more than you currently are using to help for future energy consumption.
How much does it cost to go solar?
Nothing! There is no downpayment and no money out of pocket to transition to solar. All you will have to pay is a solar payment that replaces your utility bill. In general the solar payment is right around what you are paying now or less. The solar bill doesn't increase and once it's paid off, it's yours! This differs from your utility company because you are on a lifetime lease with them and they continue to raise the rates at a very high rate.
Will my solar panels generate electricity on cloudy days?
Your solar panels actually don’t need sunshine to generate electricity as much as they need direct, unobstructed access to the sun’s UV rays. Same as receiving a sunburn on an overcast day, your solar panels will still generate electricity during cloudy, rainy, or snowy days. However, they do produce more power on sunny, clear days. Solar panels do not generate electricity at night since the sun’s not out. This is when staying connected to the grid or owning a battery comes in handy.
Are solar panels difficult to maintain?
Solar panels are easier to maintain than you think. Reason being, solar panels have zero moving parts to break. The most you’ll have to do to maintain your solar panels is make sure they’re free of dust, pollen, leaves, and other debris. Whatever’s obstructing your panels will make for less efficient energy production. You’ll also need to trim branches that may get in the way of your solar panels due to affecting production. In short, clean them when they are dirty, and let them do their thing.