What you have to know before going solar?

Am I ready to go solar?

If you are able to pay your electric bills, you can afford to install solar panels in your house as well. State incentives and different financing options from solar installers are making it easier for homeowners to go solar. But don’t forget that the sun radiation on your roof is one of the main factors you have to know before going solar.

Do I save money by going solar?

Yes, solar panels will definitely save you money. Your savings will depend on different factors such as your location, utility rates, solar system size etc. If you want to know how much will solar system cost you and how much are you going to save, fill our calculator. After that, companies can offer you different prices. So don’t forget that going solar is smart investment for the future.

How do solar panels work?

Usually the most common used solar panels are photovoltaic solar panels. “Photo” means the light and “voltaic” means electricity. These PV panels absorb the sun’s light and convert it to DC electricity. The DC electricity goes through inverter to convert it to AC electricity that most houses and businesses use.

How long will my solar panels last?

The warranty for solar panels will usually start from 25 up to 30 years, which means that solar panels are guaranteed for 2-3 decades. Also solar panels are very durable during bad weather like snow, rain or wind. The solar panel losses about 0.5% of it’s efficiency for each year, which means that after 25 years a solar panel should be generating about 88% of it’s capacity.

How many solar panels do I need for my house?

The number of solar panels on your roof depends on how much energy your house uses per month. After that, there is the roof usable area, some weather conditions on your location etc. You can estimate all this by filling our user friendly calculator.

How do solar panels work when there is no sun or at night?

First we should know that solar panels generate electricity from sunlight. During the night, there is no sun and solar panels can’t be active during the darkness. But there are some batteries that can store the energy produced during the day and be utilized at night. There are solar companies that can provide these hardwares. Also during the cloudy days with less sunlight, solar panels can generate less electricity compared to sunny days.

What is the cost of solar panels maintenance?

The other good part of having a solar panel system is that they require very little maintenance. Maybe during the whole year, you just should have to check if there was any dirt collected on the panels. You can clean your panels by spraying water on them, but be careful and avoid cold water on hot glass panels because they can be cracked! Most of the solar companies usually guarantee for their solar panels for a period of time.

How much can you sell your solar house?

Recent studies have shown that houses with solar power systems are more required and have a higher property value. For the average solar installation the study found that solar panels added a $20,194 premium to the sales price of the house.