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  • About Solar Power
  • Solar Power and Your Business
  • Solar Power and Your Home

What’s the importance of a lifetime relationship and ongoing support?

Over the past 10 years nearly every client has had questions years after their install. These systems will last for 40 years and continued support is becoming harder to find as many companies are selling out or going out of business. You might need us, and if you do, we’ll be there to provide the support you need.

How much maintenance is required?

Most solar installations will require little maintenance during the life of the system, and some proactive care may help you maximize the value of your investment. For example, if you live in a dusty environment, periodic washing of the panels may help increase electricity production.

What if I have to move after a few years?

Typically you’ll have the option to transfer a financed system to the new homeowner (with their consent), or buy out the rest of the contract and leave the system with the new homeowner. We will help you explain the advantages of the solar energy system to the prospected home buyer.

What if net metering is not allowed in my area?

It is still possible to install solar power, but any solar power not consumed by the household at the time it is produced will be exported to the electric grid, and is often compensated at rates lower than the retail electricity rate. The actual amount of solar electricity exported to the grid will depend on a variety of factors, including the total amount of electricity consumed, the size of the solar installation, and the degree to which electricity consumption occurs at the same time as solar production.

While actual values for a house will depend on the specific electricity usage patterns in that house, Project Sunroof estimates values for the percent of electricity exported to the grid using data from NREL. The estimates are based on the relationship between the total solar electricity production and the total amount of electricity consumed by the household. The larger the solar installation is …

Will my projected solar savings match actual savings throughout the life of system?

Actual savings can vary from projected savings for a variety of reasons. Fast-growing trees can shade solar installations, reducing production over time. Utilities can change how much they charge their customers for electricity, changing the savings from solar. Policies that are beneficial to solar installations may change (e.g., Net Metering). For states without net metering, savings may also vary by the amount of solar electricity consumed in the household compared to the amount exported to the grid.

Can my business Receive A Tax Credit for going Solar?

Yes! After this years extension, businesses will be able to claim a tax credit of 26% of their solar installation costs in 2021 and 2022. However, that number will drop to 22% in 2023 before being locked in at 10% for businesses from 2024 onward. Thanks to the extension, businesses have more time to take advantage of the solar tax credit in 2021 and the following years, helping to shorten payback period and increase their ROI.

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