Frequently asked questions

Why go with solar panels in 2021?


You have to buy electricity no matter what. If your home qualifies for solar you can enjoy cheaper, cleaner electricity, or even eliminate your bills altogether. All this while protecting your roof and adding value to your home.




Would I qualify for solar?


No, not all homes qualify; in fact, many don’t. Just because your home may get sunlight doesn’t mean it is suitable for solar. There are many qualifications that homes have to pass in order to qualify and every home is different. That is why we come to the home and give a free consultation.




How long do solar panels last? Do you offer a warranty?


Solar panels are warrantied for 25 years, but data suggests they last much longer. Whether you own them or not, they will be working long after they’ve paid for themselves.




Can my roof handle solar panels?


Solar panels are extremely light so a system weighs less than another layer of shingles. Our teams take they’re time in order to ensure the system is installed properly for the long term. On top of that they warranty all the work.




What does it cost to go solar in 2021?


A lot less than your current utility company. If you qualify then there’s can be nothing out of pocket whatsoever! It’s true! Our financiers will make the investment and you enjoy much cheaper electricity. For those that want to own their systems, we have several different financing options available.




Why is solar generally cheaper than the energy I'm currently buying?


Technically, everyone has been paying for solar through state and federal taxes and the use of these funds help subsidize solar projects. It is in our state and nation’s interest to produce cheap renewable sources of energy not only to protect the environment, but to gain energy independence. Shifting to renewable energy shelters us from global economic shifts in the fossil fuel markets. The sun is free, lets use it!




Do my new solar panels need to be maintained or cleaned?


Solar systems require little to no major maintenance, beyond minor upkeep.




What are the financial benefits of solar energy?


When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.




What are the environmental benefits of solar energy?


Solar power, like other renewable energy resources, has many environmental and health benefits. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.




How do i find out how much I pay for electricity?


The easiest way to find out how much you pay for electricity (and how much electricity you use per month) is to take a look at your utility electricity bill. Review EnergySage’s guide to reading your electricity bill to find out exactly what to look for.




What is net metering?


Net metering is the system that utilities use to credit solar energy system owners for the electricity produced by their solar panels. With net metering, you only pay for the electricity that you use beyond what your solar panels can generate. Net metering policies differ from state to state – from Massachusetts to California – so make sure to do your homework ahead of time.




Does solar increase my home's value?


Studies have shown that homes with solar energy systems sell for more than homes without them. However, your property value will only increase if you own, rather than lease, your solar panel system. In most parts of the country, going solar will actually increase your property value more than a kitchen renovation.




What will my electric bill be if i go solar?


Unless your solar energy system includes battery storage and you are fully off the grid, you will still receive a bill from your utility. However, you can dramatically reduce your bill, or even cut the amount you owe to $0, with a solar panel system that matches your energy use.




Will my panels produce in a blackout?


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.




Can I afford to go solar?


If you can afford to pay your electricity bill you can afford to go solar. $0-down solar financing options, including both solar loans and solar leases, make it easy for homeowners with good credit to start saving on their electricity bills by going solar. Register on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace to compare costs and savings for multiple financing options.