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1. Why should I go solar?
There are a number of reasons why you should go solar.
2. How much will I save by going solar?
That all depends on your electricity consumption and the compatibility of your roof. We aim to reduce your dependence on your utility company by getting you up to 100% offset. We will conduct an energy savings report along with a site assessment to provide you with the best solar system. In order to get more information, schedule your FREE consultation with one of our energy experts.
3. How many panels will I need for my house?
Again, that depends on your electricity consumption and compatibility of your roof or your property. If you have enough space, we can also do ground installations.
4. How do I find out how much I pay for electricity?
The easiest way to find out how much you pay for your electricity (and how much electricity you use per month) is to take a look at your utility electric bill.
5. What solar energy rebates and incentives are available?
Solar rebates and incentives vary based on where you live. The most significant incentive is the 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which allows you to deduct 26% of the cost of your solar energy system from your taxes. In previous years the ITC was at 30%, but as of 2020 the percentage will continue to decrease, so it is important to go solar sooner rather than later. Some states offer additional tax credits, and certain municipalities and utilities also offer cash rebates or other incentives.
6. Can I afford to go solar?
If you can afford to pay your electricity bill then you can afford to go solar. We are simply replacing while also reducing your current electricity bill for a new solar bill.
7. Can I get financial help?
Yes, we offer a couple of different financial programs to help you. During your energy consultation we can get you pre-approved with one of our financing companies.
8. How long does the whole process take?
The whole process takes about 3-6 weeks while the installation only takes 1-2 days.
9. Will I need to acquire permits?
No, we do all the permitting in-house and acquire them from the city. During this time, you just get to sit back and relax.
10. Will I need to replace my roof?
Our head engineer will assess your roof to determine if it needs to be replaced. Fortunately, we are also a roofing company, so we can do everything from reroofing to the solar installation.
11. Will it withstand a hurricane?
Yes, we design the solar installation to withstand winds of up to 140 mph. We know living in a hurricane prone area can make you question how your solar system will be affected. Below is a link to one of our installations in Rockport after Hurricane Harvey.
12. What type of materials do you use?
We use tier one panels with aluminum and steel racking.
13. Is there any type of net metering in place?
Texas does not allow for net metering, however you might want to consider looking into which utility provider you would like to go with. Certain utility providers have a buyback program that will greatly benefit you when going solar.
14. What type of roof do you install on?
We install on all types of roofs.
15. What is your warranty policy?
We offer a 25 year power warranty and a 10 year workmanship warranty.
16. Will I still receive an electricity bill if I have solar panels?
If you want to completely eliminate your electricity bill then you will either need to go off grid or include battery storage which we can do for you. However, we can reduce your bill or even cut it to $0 a month with the right solar system if you choose to stay on grid.
17. Do solar panels work in a blackout?
If your solar system is connected to the grid then it will shut off automatically in the event of a blackout. In order to have power during a blackout, you will need to install battery storage or a generator which both can be done by us.
18. How long will my solar system last?
Solar panels are very durable and can last up to 35 years.
19. What happens if I sell my house?
Because we are a local company we want to make sure you are getting taken care of no matter where you go. If you decide you want to move well then we will uninstall your system for you and reinstall it on your new house. If you decide to leave your panels behind, then your house will increase in property value and could sell at a faster rate according to previous studies.
If you have any more questions, give us a call at 361-360-1800.
If you are ready to see how much you could save by going solar, then schedule your FREE consultation at 361-360-1800 today!