Frequently Asked questions
What happens to the electricity I produce during the day when I am not home?
Solar systems are connected to homeowner’s local utility grid. All power produced during the day that is not used is credited to your home and sent to the utility grid.
How does solar power work at night?
Solar systems do not produce electricity at night. During this time homeowners use electricity provided by their utility. Usually, homeowners do not need to pay for this power because they have been credited for the electricity their system produced during the day.
Do solar panels have to be on the front of my house?
The most efficient direction for solar panels to face is south. That being said, panels can still be efficient facing other directions. So if the front of your roof faces south and you would like to avoid installing panels on the front of your home, consult with your sales rep on what is the best combination of efficiency and aesthetics for your system.
Which is cheaper, solar power or power from my utility?
Solar power is normally always cheaper than a utility’s domestic rate pricing over the lifespan of a system. The question is which route in going solar will be the most beneficial for the homeowner?
What happens if I sell my home?
Going solar does not tie a homeowner to their house. There are numerous options for solar owners looking to move. Depending on which option they chose, a system can be transferred to a new homeowner, taken with the original homeowner, or even sold.
Which option is best for me?
All solar options will save homeowners money. The questions becomes which route will save the most money for the amount of time someone will stay in their home. Another factor helping to determine which option is best is a homeowner’s budget. Consult with your sales rep about what options are available and which one fits your needs best.
Are there any rebates available for going solar?
While the California rebates have been exhausted for solar owners there is still a 30% Federal Tax Credit available to those that purchase a solar system.
How long will it take me to break even when I decide to go solar?
If a homeowner chooses one of the zero-down options there is no break even point. They will start saving money as soon as the system is activated because there was no initial investment. For purchasing a system most homeowners break even anywhere from 6-10 years, depending on the cost of the solar system and size of the electric bill eliminated.