Frequently asked questions
How much do solar panels cost?
Really it will depend on where you live, the amount of sunlight your home gets and how much electricity your home uses. The national average cost of rooftop solar is between $10,000 and $13,500 after tax incentives.
the cost of solar has dropped over the years due to positive trends in supply and demand.
Is there an upfront cost to go solar?
In most cases today there are no upfront costs to go solar. There are many programs available that do not require an upfront cost again to due the popularity of solar today a lot of investors have made it easier for homeowners to go green. A homeowner can pay for a solar system in cash but is not required.
What happens if I move and the solar isn’t paid off yet?
With most solar programs there are different options for when a homeowner moves including transferring the program and payments to the next homeowner or selling the system with the home and the new homeowner now has free electricity with no electric bill. Homes with solar have been shown to sell for up to 17% more and 20% faster according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
What are the warranties like?
The best solar equipment comes with a 25 year warranty on the parts, production and labor.
Who’s responsible for maintenance and monitoring?
There are programs that offer full maintenance and monitoring for 20-25 years with no extra cost.
Is it better to buy or lease?
With every home it will be different. Some homes are better off purchasing solar while others are better off leasing it. We can analyze the your homes needs and find out which one fits your needs best.
How much money can I save if I go solar?
The average home can save up to 50% off of their electricity costs.
What happens if there’s a blackout? Do I still have power with solar?
In most cases when the grid(utility company) goes down, your system will be turned off. Mainly because the utility company will need to work on the power lines and they can’t have your system feeding the grid with power so they will turn your system off.
Now if you have battery storage, then the answer would be yes you still have power.
Will there be a lien on my home?
It depends on which program you choose to go with, there are many programs that do not put a lien on your home and you own the system. There are also lease programs available today that do not place liens on homes.