Our team at SUNSOLAR SOLUTIONS is asked many questions by homeowners looking to make the switch to solar. Questions vary from simple ones like “How does solar work?” to more complex inquiries such as “How efficient are solar panels?”. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from those considering solar to save money on their energy bills and to reduce their carbon footprint.
“How do I get free solar?”
Regrettably, numerous misleading ads suggest that solar power is free. This is simply untrue. However, there are many federal and local tax incentives that make solar more affordable. Homeowners who purchase a solar system this year can benefit from the Solar Investment Tax Credit, or ITC, which allows buyers to deduct 30% of the cost of their solar energy system from their federal taxes. Beyond rebates like the ITC, we also offer various financing solutions, such as leases or loans, that give homeowners options when it comes to paying for their system. It’s important to remember that solar power is a long-term investment. While there is an initial cost, those with solar energy typically pay less for electricity over the life of their home since most of their energy needs are met by the sun.
“Why does solar cost so much?”
Solar technology is just that, a technological innovation. Our solar product lines feature some of the industry’s most potent solar panels. The efficiency of these panels comes down to the unique solar cells that are used. They are made with precision and coated with an anti-reflective material that allows them to capture more sunlight, including infrared and ultraviolet light. The copper backing adds strength and prevents corrosion. Together, these properties allow panels to perform well against exposure and weathering.
Moreover, every part of our solar system is meticulously designed and tested for long-term reliability. That’s why we stand behind our technology with comprehensive warranties: 25 years for workmanship, panels, and roof penetration, as well as 12-25 years for inverter parts & labor.
“Can I get a battery for my solar system?”
With recent power outages, many people are seeking a power backup or storage solution. We offer a storage solution that works in conjunction with solar systems to harness and store energy from the sun. With this solution, homeowners can use the solar energy stored in the battery in a way that suits their needs, depending on how the system is set up.
These are just a few of the questions our consultants are asked by prospective customers. We are here to answer all of your questions about going solar. Contact us at SUNSOLAR SOLUTIONS.