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Solar Power FAQs

There are many reasons to switch to solar. Our customers mainly do so to save on electricity costs, an opportunity to reduce reliance on conventional energy, and benefit from a maintenance-free, eco-friendly power source.
Solar power is incredibly abundant, sustainable, and increasingly affordable, tapping into the Earth’s most plentiful energy resource.
Solar panels absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity through photovoltaic cells, harnessing the sun’s energy efficiently and powering your daily needs.
Solar panels and their associated hardware are very durable; with production guarantees and warranties provided up to 25 years, many continuing to function effectively well beyond that.
Environmental friendliness, home value increase, energy security during power outages (when battery systems are utilized), job creation, and significant energy bill reduction.
The space requirementvaries; a standard panel is about 65 inches by 35 inches, with system size tailored to your space and energy needs.
Solar panels require minimal maintenance—occasional cleaning and inspections are generally sufficient.
Consider roof quality, sun exposure, potential shading, and system size—Skymark provides thorough assessments to inform these factors.
Yes, solar panels can still generate power in overcast conditions, albeit at a lower output, maintaining effectiveness across various climates.
Installation time varies, but a typical residential system can be installed within one to three days by our professionals.
An in-depth evaluation of energy usage, sunlight exposure, and roof condition, culminating in a tailored solar system design for your home.
The assessment can take between one to three hours, covering detailed energy needs analysis and system design planning.
Most roofs can support solar panels, but we assess factors like orientation, angle, and structural integrity to ensure suitability.
Panels produce less power on cloudy days and none at night; however, battery storage or grid connection can compensate for this.
Rain often cleans panels adequately, but periodic professional cleaning is recommended for optimal performance.
Modern solar systems include monitoring that alerts you as well as our technicians to performance issues, which our maintenance team can address.
Yes, systems can be designed for expansion. We can assess your current setup and recommend scalable options.
Net metering allows you to sell excess solar energy back to the grid, reducing your electricity bills as well as providing a “bank” of power to utilize during days where consumption exceeds production.
Various federal, state, and local incentives exist, including tax credits which we can help you navigate.
Shade can reduce output, so panels should be placed to minimize shading from trees and buildings. Our experts will assess this during the energy assessment and proposal process.
Buying panels typically offers better long-term savings and increases home value as well as additional advantages. Ask one of our experts for more details.
Solar reduces reliance on the grid and fossil fuels, providing clean energy directly from your property.
Monocrystalline panels are more efficient and costlier, while polycrystalline panels are more affordable but less efficient.
Panels are built to endure conditions like hail and high winds, and we ensure installation meets local weather demands.
Solar systems can significantly increase property value, and the benefits can be transferred to the new homeowner including financing and warranties.

Backup Power FAQs

Backup power systems ensure uninterrupted energy supply during outages, making your home energy system fully self-reliant.
Backup power can store surplus solar energy or provide immediate power during outages, integrating with your solar setup for seamless energy management.
Generac is a leader in backup power, offering dependable, efficient systems with a broad market presence, ensuring your energy security.
Yes, Generac systems can function autonomously, using natural gas or liquid propane, which is crucial during prolonged outages.
The right size depends on your unique power needs. Generac’s online calculator can guide you, but a professional assessment ensures precision.
Installation includes site preparation, generator placement, fuel line and electrical connections, with adherence to local codes.
Generac systems need periodic maintenance, such as oil and filter changes, battery inspection, and general system checks.
With proper maintenance, Generac backup generators can last many years, often over a decade, providing reliable power.
Generac offers quiet-test models that operate at lower noise levels, similar to a central air unit, designed not to disrupt your home’s peace.
Generac’s Mobile Link™ allows you to monitor your system via smartphone, tablet, or PC, giving you peace of mind wherever you are.
They can run on natural gas or liquid propane, offering flexibility based on your preferences and availability.
While there’s an upfront cost, the long-term benefits of energy independence and protection against outages can outweigh initial expenses, not to mention the potential increase in property value.
We offer a range of Generac backup generators suitable for different home sizes and power needs.
We’ll assess your energy needs based on your home’s size and essential appliances to recommend an appropriately sized generator.
Yes, we offer whole-home backup solutions that can power all your critical systems and appliances.
It’s recommended to run a test every month to ensure functionality and charge the battery.
Regular maintenance includes checking fluid levels, replacing filters, and professional inspections.
Automatic standby generators can restore power within seconds of an outage detection.
Yes, backup systems can be integrated with solar panels for a sustainable energy solution.
With proper maintenance, a backup generator can last up to 20 years or more.
Remote monitoring systems like Mobile Link™ will alert you to any issues, and routine checks can prevent major problems.
Generac offers quiet models designed to minimize noise, ensuring a peaceful home environment.
Generators typically run on natural gas or liquid propane, depending on your preferences and availability.
Generac generators are designed to run efficiently, with less environmental impact than older models.
Because they connect to your home’s natural gas or propane supply, Generac generators are less likely to face fuel shortages compared to portable generators.

There are many benefits to solar panels including: lowering your bills, being environmentally friendly, and using clean energy. Plus, they can be used on a variety of different homes such as condo / apartment buildings or houses with roofs or shaded areas that will not obstruct the sunlight from reaching the solar panels. This means that individuals can save money on monthly bills as well as put their own clean energy back onto the grid.

Another benefit of solar panels is that they are very environmentally friendly because they do not burn any fossil fuels in order to produce energy. They have no emissions, so you can feel good about helping the environment by producing your own clean energy. Individuals also enjoy lower bills when using these solar panels which is a bonus and can save you money.

Solar panels are made up of cells that absorb the sun’s energy and turn it into electricity. Some panels have batteries that store the energy so it can be used at night or on cloudy days.

The sun hits the photovoltaic cells located in the solar panel which converts the sunlight into electrical current that is pushed into an inverter. That turns it into AC power to use around your home or business. The solar cells are covered by tempered glass and usually black or anti-reflective paint which makes them durable, safe to use and aesthetically pleasing.

The lifespan of a solar panel will vary based on several factors including the type of system, how much it is exposed to the elements, and whether they are in a protected or uncovered area. Solar panel efficiency may lose 5% every 25 years. Most solar panels are guaranteed to produce electricity for at least 25 years. If they’re installed correctly, some will keep working after that for decades longer.

Solar power reduces your monthly bills, increases your property value, and keeps you connected and in control, even when blackouts occur.

Generally, every square foot of roof space has the potential to generate about 15 watts of solar energy. Thus, a solar panel installation on a small home might only need around 200 square feet of roof space, while a larger home can require more than 1,000 square feet of roof space to properly offset electricity usage.

Upon installation, solar panels are immediately exposed to the elements. While they are engineered to withstand stress from harsh weather conditions, this doesn’t mean that they’re immune to damage. Exposure to heat, rain, and debris can affect your system’s performance, making periodic maintenance checks necessary.

Important Factors:

  • Location- the amount of direct sunlight is a very crucial factor that will determine how many and what type of panels you should be using.
  • How long are you planning to live in your house? 
  • How much energy do you need?
  • Needed permits
  • Price range
  • Choosing the right company

Modern solar panels work reasonably well in cloudy weather, even though the light on cloudy days isn’t as strong. And that makes sense – the sun doesn’t suddenly stop working because of a bit of cloud. Surprisingly, rain can even make solar panels work better by washing away any dust or dirt that might block light.

A typical install will take between 4-6 hours, depending on system size. You only need to be there if access needs to be granted to install equipment in the garage, for example. Depending on the solar energy system’s size, most home solar panels can be installed in a single day.

Solar power is a clean, emissions-free, and renewable energy source. Unlike fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas, home solar doesn’t release harmful pollutants or greenhouse gas emissions—like carbon dioxide—into the air and water supply.

During the assessment we work with you to ensure there are no notable deficiencies in your current electrical consumption or load, and we can also provide advice on saving energy.

After the assessment we will create a system proposal tailored to your requirements and a quote outlining the cost, rebates, and expected savings.

It will take approximately one hour to complete a thorough consultation.