Frequently Asked Questions

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” hide_bg_image_on_tablet=”” hide_bg_image_on_mobile=”” css=”.vc_custom_1585899706415{background-color: #f4f2ef !important;background-size: cover !important;}” el_class=”faq-details”][vc_column icons_position=”left”][vc_empty_space alter_height=”large” hide_on_wide=”” hide_on_desktop=”” hide_on_notebook=”” hide_on_tablet=”” hide_on_mobile=”” css=”.vc_custom_1585900441174{margin-bottom: 0rem !important;}”][trx_sc_title title_style=”default” title_tag=”h2″ title_align=”center” link_style=”default” title=”FAQ’s” class=”main-heading”][vc_empty_space alter_height=”small” hide_on_wide=”” hide_on_desktop=”” hide_on_notebook=”” hide_on_tablet=”” hide_on_mobile=”” css=”.vc_custom_1595245051742{margin-bottom: 0rem !important;}”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner icons_position=”left”][vc_single_image image=”1959″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space alter_height=”medium” hide_on_desktop=”” hide_on_notebook=”” hide_on_tablet=”” hide_on_mobile=”” css=”.vc_custom_1530086286382{margin-bottom: 0rem !important;}”][vc_row_inner hide_bg_image_on_tablet=”” hide_bg_image_on_mobile=”” el_class=”faq-class”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ icons_position=”left”][vc_toggle title=”How do solar panels work?” style=”arrow”]Solar panels use the sun’s powerful rays to create direct current (DC) electricity. Those currents then pass through an inverter to convert DC electricity into usable alternating current (AC) electricity. The AC electricity is used to power your home just like the electricity pulled from your utility company. Any excess energy generated is transferred to the power grid.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Will my solar panels generate electricity when it’s cloudy or raining? At night?” style=”arrow”]In order to create electricity, solar panels need direct, unobstructed access to the sun’s UV rays. Just as your skin can still tan/burn when it’s overcast outside, your solar panels will still generate electricity when it’s cloudy or raining. However, they will not produce as much energy as they do during clear, sunny days.

Solar panels do not generate electricity at night since the sun is not out to send its UV rays down to your panels. While still connected to the grid, you will still have electricity sent to your property at night.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is net metering?” style=”arrow”]Net metering is the mechanism by which utility companies credit solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. For example, if a residential customer has a solar system on their roof, it may generate more electricity than the home uses during daylight hours. With net metering, the excess electricity will be sent back to the grid and provide a credit towards electricity consumed at night or when the home’s electricity use exceeds the system’s output. Utility companies will only bill customers for their “net” energy use.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How will I save money with solar?” style=”arrow”]With the cost of electricity rising and the cost of going solar decreasing, there is no better time to save with solar. Solar customers will have a loan or lease payment for their system lower than their current, pre-solar electricity bill. The solar system will then offset most of their new electricity bill. Once the system pays off, savings will increase exponentially. In addition, utility company rates are increasing every year. For example, with an average 4% increase year after year, an average $125/month bill will be $130/month next year and $152/month in 5 years. Going solar “locks in” a monthly rate for the length of the loan or lease to save customers from the rising utility rates.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ icons_position=”left”][vc_toggle title=”How long will my solar panels last?” style=”arrow”]Solar panel manufacturers offer warranties that last between 20-30 years. The panels are easy to maintain and do not require regular maintenance. They will generate energy for your property long enough to see a significant return on your investment.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How will my solar system affect my property’s value?” style=”arrow”]According to a Zillow analysis of homes across the country, solar panels raise property values by an average of 4.1% across the US. That’s about a $31,000 property value increase on the median home value of $765,000 in Orange County, CA.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”How do solar panels benefit the environment?” style=”arrow”]Solar systems derive clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing solar panels on your property helps combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuels. The traditional electricity source is fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. When fossil fuels burn to produce electricity, they emit harmful gases, the primary cause of air pollution and global climate change. Fossil fuels are bad for the environment, and they are also finite resources. Because of this, the price is constantly fluctuating and can increase in a short period.

Renewable energy also improves public health. Coal and natural gas plants produce air and water pollution that is harmful to human health. By replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, such as solar power, we can reduce premature mortality as well as overall health care costs.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space alter_height=”large” hide_on_desktop=”” hide_on_notebook=”” hide_on_tablet=”” hide_on_mobile=”” css=”.vc_custom_1529307938517{margin-bottom: -1.3rem !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row]