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Solar FAQS2022-11-23T19:32:48+00:00

All your solar questions, simplified.

Solar energy has become more popular over the past few years yet the process of solar can be confusing. Solergy makes going solar simple with these FAQs.

Why should I go solar?2022-09-05T21:02:46+00:00

When you install a solar panel system on your home, you save money on your monthly electric bill and protect your home for energy rate hikes.

Is solar right for my home?2022-09-05T21:02:46+00:00

We offer a no-pressure solar consultation to help figure out if going solar is right for you. First, we’ll gather all 12 months of your home’s energy usage to determine the size of your system and solar savings.

How big of a roof do I need?2022-09-05T21:02:45+00:00

When you request a quote, Solergy will use our solar design tool to look at your roof and determine how many panels it can accommodate. If your roof is not ideal for solar, there are plenty of other system design we can use for your solar panels. Solar pergolas and solar carports are a great solution for homes that don’t have ideal roofs or homeowners that are worried about curb appeal.

Should I re-roof my house before I install solar panels?2022-09-05T21:02:44+00:00

Our solar consultant will help you assess the need to re-roof before installing solar panels.

What if my roof is shaded?2022-09-05T21:02:44+00:00

Shade reduces the amount of electricity your system can produce. Our design team will work to position your panels where they will get maximum sun exposure. Shade on your solar panels decreases their efficiency. Tree trimming can also be suggested to maximize your systems production.

Do solar panel systems require maintenance?2022-09-05T21:02:43+00:00

Solar panel systems generally require very little maintenance. We recommend hosing down your system to remove debris to keep your system at optimal performance.

Will I have power during a blackout?2022-09-05T21:02:43+00:00

In the event of a blackout, the inverter in a grid-tie solar panel system will automatically shut down for safety reasons. thus, you will not have electricity until power is restored.
If having power during a blackout is a major concern, our solar hybrid system can keep your powered on even when the grid is down.

Do solar panels generate electricity in bad weather?2022-09-05T21:02:43+00:00

Solar panels need sun to generate electricity, but solar panels continue to produce even when it’s cloudy. On a cloudy day, your panels will produce 30% of what they normally would.
When the electric grid goes down due to technical errors or harsh weather events, our solar hybrid system provides resilience by ensuring you have electricity at your property even when the grid can’t provide power.

What is Net Metering?2022-09-05T21:02:42+00:00

Net metering is a solar incentive that allows you to store energy in the electric grid. When your solar panels produce more electricity than you need, that energy is sent to the grid in exchange for credits. Then, at night or other times when your solar panels are underproducing, you pull energy from the grid and use these credits to offset the costs of that energy.

Do solar panels increase property value?2022-09-05T21:02:42+00:00

A recent study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory concludes that solar panels increase home value. Homes equipped with solar power systems sell for 3.74% more than comparable non-solar properties.

How long do solar panels last?2022-09-05T21:02:42+00:00

Most manufacturers guarantee under warranty that their panels will be at least 80% efficient for 25 years. When the warranty is up, the panels don’t break down. They simply keep working at a reduced output. Panels tend to be extremely reliable. A study by NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) showed that over 75% of panels outperformed their warranty.

What tax credits and incentives are available for going solar?2022-09-05T21:02:42+00:00

The major incentive for going solar is the Federal Tax Credit. Under this credit, 26% of your project costs (including installation) go toward a credit to offset your tax burden when you file with the IRS.

How do solar panel systems work?

As your solar experts we will explain the solar process, how it works, how solar can save you money, and protect your home from rate hikes.

Solar Panel Systems

Mounted securely to your roof, they collect sunlight that will then be converted into energy.

Energy Conversion

Micro-Inverters take the electricity collected by the solar panels and convert it to the power.

Net Metering

The electricity produced versus how much is sent back to the grid is measured accurately.

Monitoring

The monitoring envoy connects your system online to obtain data for performance optimization.

Say goodbye to expensive electricity bills

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