FAQ FOR SOLAR
- 1. How do I know what system size I need?
For starters, our assistance will make this very easy for you as we will give you all the needed information. A team of installers will come down and complete a site survey to give a proper estimate. The solar system size will be based on the total number of kilowatt-hours your establishment used in the last 12 months.
- 2. Why should I install a solar energy system on my home or business?
Grid-tied solar electricity offers a way to fix your electricity rate for more than 25 years. The maintenance-free panels come with a 25-year production warranty and the expected useful lifespan is up to 50 years (output starts to slow down over time but is still significant). A grid-tied PV system can protect you from electricity price increases for decades. That’s a feeling of energy security that is hard to duplicate.
- 3. Why should I go solar now? Aren’t innovative new technologies on the way?
Simply put – the sooner you get solar, the sooner you will enjoy its benefits! If you wait for some unproven technology down the road, you will have missed the opportunity to generate your own power now. Solar is like saving for retirement – the sooner you start doing it, the better.
- 4. How many panels do I need?
That varies from home to home (or business to business) based on energy usage, solar exposure, and the size of the building, alongside a few other factors. For a very quick estimate of your particular need, check out our Sales team
As people have converted more aspects of their life to solar (e.g. running heating, cooling) the number of panels we install in the typical system has increased as well.
- 5. How will I know if the solar array is working?
Today nearly all inverters come with built-in monitoring that varies based on manufacturer. By reconciling your production with your electric bill, you can get a good idea what your household’s electric load is and how much of a difference the photovoltaic system is making
- 6. Is a solar array noisy?
Solar power inverters are relatively quiet – emitting about as much noise as a refrigerator. They are generally installed in utility rooms or basements alongside existing mechanical systems, rather than in living spaces.