If your solar panel system is connected to the grid, it will shut off in the event of a blackout. This is to prevent emergency responders and electricity utility repair people from being injured by your panels sending power back to the grid. However, there are certain inverters you can buy that provide backup power in a blackout when paired with a battery.
There are three solar financing options: you can purchase your system in cash, take out a solar loan to buy your system or sign a solar lease/power purchase agreement (PPA).
If you can afford to pay your electricity bill you can afford to go solar. $0-down solar financing options, including both solar loans and solar leases, make it easy for homeowners with good credit to start saving on their electricity bills by going solar.
The size of your solar energy system will depend on how much electricity you use every month, as well as the weather conditions where you live. Look at your past electricity bills and get a site audit from our team to determine the best system size for your needs.
Solar Panels require direct sunlight to produce power. So do solar panels work at night? No, but there are ways to get the power you need from the solar panels at night. Batteries are a great way to cover your electricity when the sun is not shining.
Yes, solar panels work on cloudy days or when the sun isn’t shining as bright. Power output can be slightly reduced, but the solar panels should still be able to meet your power needs.
Yes, as above, solar panels can work in the rain, though power-output might be slightly altered. Rain is great for cleaning dust from your panels, which also can cause a lower power output.
Yes, solar panels work in the snow, though any accumulating snow will need to be removed from the panels to ensure they are receiving direct sunlight.
Solar output is also slightly reduced in the winter months, but you are still able to get most of the power you need. The good news is people tend to use less electricity in winter vs. the summer, so this plays a factor as well.
This depends entirely on the amount of energy your home uses. For a better idea, contact us to get a free consultation.