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Solar FAQs

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.