Frequently Asked Questions
What does solar have to offer me?
Some noteworthy advantages are:
- Solar energy is a renewable resource that we can rely on whenever the sun is out – itʻs clean and protects our environment from harmful gases.
- With solar, you’ll protect yourself from rising electricity prices, reduce your energy consumption, acquire long-term savings, and increase your property value.
How does solar work?
Photovoltaic (PV) refers to the process of converting solar into electricity. The word itself helps us understand the meaning; photo meaning “light” and voltaic meaning “electricity.” PV panels are made with many solar cells that consist of semi-conductors usually made of silicone. Many solar cells are put together to create a solar panel that converts the loose electrons into direct current (DC) electricity. The DC power is sent to an inverter, which then converts the DC power into Alternating Current (AC) energy and is then fed into your home allowing you to use it to power your home.
Will I still collect energy from the sun if it’s cloudy?
Yes! Your panels will still be collecting energy, just not as well. The PV panels generates energy by the radiance of the sun so even though it is cloudy, the panels are still harnessing sun power.
What is net energy metering?
Net energy metering, also known as “NEM”, refers to a standard house utility meter that measures how much electricity was collected by the system. When a system collects more than what is needed for the house it is powering, it can sell electricity back to the electrical grid for a value, which can help offset electricity bills.
What happens if I will need to redo my roof throughout the years?
Itʻs always best to reroof before installing your panels. a roofer or installer will take a look at your roof and assess whether or not your roof needs to be reroofed before the panels are put on. If you already have a system, it is possible for the panels to be removed and reinstalled for reroofing.
How long is the process?
The length of time for the process is difficult to say but we can explain the process to you and keep you involved with each step as we go along. The process starts with gathering pre-installation information – site visit for roofing information, proposals to figure out the size of system, and drawing up a plan that works best for your situation. We will do all of this; all we need from you as the customer are your electric bills for the past 12 months. Next, weʻll discuss and secure solar financing for your system. Then, we’ll get the necessary permits and approvals from the county and utility company. Once we are approved, the system is installed in 24-72 hours and schedule final approval for your system. Once the final approval is finished, you are ready to turn on your system!