Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the benefits of solar energy?
- How does solar impact my property value?
- Will I have an electric bill if I have solar panels?
- Do solar panels work in a blackout?
- What are the incentives and rebates available?
- How can I get a solar system estimate?
- How do solar panels work?
- Do Solar panels produce power when the sun isn't out?
When you install a solar system on your property, you usually have a bill swap where you pay a lower flat fee solar bill and eliminate your electric bill. By locking in your rate you protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future.
Homes with solar typically sell for 5% more and sell on average 11-17% faster.
It will depend if your home can sustain a 100% offset system. Some homes can produce over 100% and actually have energy credits with the utility provider. In most cases we need a copy of your electric bill to determine the best solar system for your home.
If your solar panel system is connected to the grid, it will shut off in the event of a blackout. This is to prevent emergency responders and electricity utility repair-people from being injured by your panels sending power back to the grid. However, there are certain inverters you can buy that provide backup power in a blackout when paired with a battery.
Currently there is a federal tax credit of 26% which allows you to deduct 26% of the cost of your solar energy system from your taxes. Some states and municipalities and utility providers offer cash rebates or other incentives. Some states, municipalities, and utility providers offer cash rebates or other incentives
All you have to do is email us your electric bill and we can design your system within 48 hrs.
Solar panels absorb the sun’s energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.