Solar FAQs / Common Questions

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Solar energy has numerous health and environmental advantages. It reduces carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions, which results in healthier and clean air vital for a sustainable future.

Net metering is a system that allows the producer to use the electricity produced by the system anytime. It will enable the user to credit solar energy produced by the owner. Additionally, the user only pays what he/she consumes beyond what his/her solar panel system is made. The net metering policies vary from state to state.

The primary function of a solar panel is to convert sunlight into solar power. If it is covered by snow, and the sunlight cannot reach the system, and it cannot produce any solar power. Solar panels servicing is offered by leasing and installing companies. Moreover, you can also clean your panels.

Getting your solar panel connected to the grid allows you to use the grid’s electricity when your system is not producing solar power. Furthermore, you can supply to the grid what your system delivers in excess. You can be off-grid with battery storage, but it is considerably expensive.

Unless you are fully off-grid and use battery storage, you will receive an electricity bill based on your use. On the other hand, you can minimize your bills as low as $0 with a solar system designed according to your needs.

The solar panels require little or no maintenance for 25 to 35 years as these panels are made of durable tempered glass. Solar panels need to be cleaned if snow or dust covers its surface. Some companies offer solar panel system warranties as well.

Solar panels with batteries, alternatively known as solar-plus-storage, are gaining attention but are expensive. It is not essential for most homeowners. If the solar system is connected with the grid, it does not need storage batteries. The user can supply extra power produced to the grid and can get from it as and when required.

The solar panel continues to produce electricity even after 25 years, but its performance gradually decreases by an average of 0.5% annually. This means that even after 25 years, your solar panel system will continue to perform and produce green, renewable, and clean energy, but approximately 88% of its initial capacity.

If the sun is not shining properly over your solar panel, your system cannot perform as expected. Trees near the solar panel can cause shading issues. If the trees cover the solar panel system its capacity to produce electricity decreases. On the other hand, even if the panels are shaded, the system produces solar power, but considerably less than its true potential.

With a solar panel system designed according to your need, you can safeguard yourself from rising electricity bills. Moreover, how much you can save depends on your usage and policies prevailing in the area. Still, it is a rational decision no matter where you live and it can save you thousands of dollars over the years.

Solar Panels covert Photons present in the sunlight into electricity. Complete absence of sunlight, such as during night, will stop the production of electricity. Otherwise, Solar Panels will continue producing energy even if cloudy.

The solar panel system adds value to your property. The homes with solar systems sell quickly and on profit compared to the house without it. Moreover, the value increases if the solar panel system is owned and no leased.

The roof size, direction, pitch, tree shades, roof obstruction, roof strength, stability, and electric wiring on the roof determines if the home is the right candidate for the solar panel. Moreover, we conduct an on-site survey for a precious evolution of your home capacity for solar.

No, the solar panel does not damage your roof as it is not directly attached to it. The racking system used is fire, wind, and water tested to ensure it causes no damage. Moreover, the roof is more protected with solar panels installed as it is not exposed to the UV rays.

Solar panel degrades on an average of 0.5% annually. After the expected life span of 25 years, the solar panel continues to produce solar power, but at around 88% of its actual capacity.

There are different factors, which can impact solar panel system production. These factors include weather, shades, season, orientation, location, placement, tilt, etc. In addition to that, the solar panel system production varies during different parts of the day. For example, in the morning and evening, the system produces low power as the sun is low, and the system receives less direct exposure.

Your saving by going solar will depend on the number and quality of the panels and, the current utility rate. Another significant factor is how much energy you consume. Therefore, if the solar panel system is designed according to your specific needs, it can save you a lot of money over its life spans.

The metering law varies with sates, but based on the metering laws, the user can supply the excess energy produced to the grid. This excess power supply is credited towards the user bills, or paid to the user as a refund.