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Frequently Asked Questions
The simple answer is “The Sun shines down on your roof, & MAGIC happens!”
NOPE! That would mean that they’re FREE! Too many companies try to validate this “play on words” by saying “If the system SAVES you more on a monthly basis that you pay to own it, is it “costing” you anything? The answer is NO. But that doesn’t actually make it “FREE”. You CAN however, get it with NO UP FRONT costs! …Which is super awesome!
Duh. …NEXT! LOL! (Sorry.)
Solar electric systems do NOT pollute. The manufacturing process DOES. (Mining, shipping, assembly, etc.) But once manufactured, solar panels produce NO waist at all. Once they reach their end of life, panels are not thrown into land fills. (Like some people on the Interwebs like to claim) They are recycled.
Solar “Thermal” panels heat water directly from the heat of the Sun. (Much like a garden hose laying in the yard on a sunny day. Open the nozzles & HOT water comes out!) Solar “Photovoltaic” panels collect photon from the Sun & convert them into electrical energy through a simple, (yet complicated to explain) process. Just ask & we’ll tell ya all about it! (In about an hour!)
Yep! Sure will! Not as well as on sunny days, but they generally will produce about 1/3 to 2/3 their normal production, depending on the severity of the weather.
NOPE. It’s designed to automatically SHUT OFF during a power outage for SAFETY reasons. If the power company Linemen or Emergency Workers (Firemen) were to encounter one of these “LIVE” systems during an outage, it would electrocute them. …That’s not good.
The expected lifespan of a newer system is approximately 35 + years in Arizona. Up to 55 years for the same systems in other, less intensely hot states.
There are NO moving parts to lubricate. NO fluids to change. You don’t need to take them for walks or feed them kibble. …The ONLY thing you need to do is check your system monitoring once or twice a month, and “MAKE IT RAIN” on them (with your garden hose from the ground) once a month. I say once a month, so you’ll hopefully remember to do it maybe TWICE a year! LOL!
This is a SUPER IMPORTANT question! Without getting into an extremely complicated answer, it’s as simple as this: If someone is proposing a system that produces MORE than your annual to kWh usage, it’s TOO BIG & they’re trying to earn a bigger commission! PERIOD. Don’t get suckered by someone trying to sell you a system that will “Completely wipe out your electric bill, and get you PAID for the overproduction”. Biggest RIP OFF in the industry.
NOTHING. A 325 watt panel produces 325 watts, whether it’s 18% efficient or 22% efficient. Sales rep love to use “efficiency” as a “SELLING point”. At the end of the day for you…It’s a big “Nothing Burger”.
NO. No matter what ANYONE ever tells you, the answer is NO. Senate Bill 1254 was passed back in 2009, making it so that HOA’s no longer have the right to tell you that you can’t place solar on your property.
Honestly…Not enough to be concerned about anything.
Utilizing the “Triple Seal Method”. It’s the American Roofers Associations “BEST Practices” methodology for any type of roof penetration. When we’re done, the points of attachments will be sealed better than anything currently on the roof. We’re SO confident in our installation process, that even though we’re REQUIRED by LAW to cover your roof where we’ve worked for TWO years, we voluntarily cover it for 10 years!
Sure! But it probably won’t work as well a one professionally installed, you likely WON’T get it past the permitting process & getting “PTO” (Permission To Operate) from the utility company…GOOD LUCK with THAT! …But you can try.
They’re MORE than durable enough to handle pretty much anything that you, or Mother Nature can throw at them.