Frequently Asked Questions
Complete system warranty has:
– Equipment Warranty: Equipment warranty is always 25 years for performance and 10 years for labor
– Installation and Labor warranty: Minimum of 10 years
– Roof warranty. Roof warranty is give exact warranty on the roof. Penetrations and any holes done by installers will be covered with min 10 year warranty.
Increasing utility rates, decreasing solar installation costs, and consumer demand for clean energy have fueled a booming residential solar market. California currently has over 245,000 solar projects installed-so there’s a good chance you’ve seen a few solar systems in your neighborhood. With the current net energy metering program and federal tax credit, now is the perfect opportunity to go solar!
We take into account your electricity consumption and available roof space to make a system recommendation. Each and every project is tailored specifically for your home to ensure your current and future electrical needs are met.
*Additional costs may be necessary for roofing repairs or main electrical panel upgrades.
After installing solar your account will be on NEM. Net Energy Metering means that your billing will be yearly instead of monthly or by-monthly.
NEM allows to transfer excess power credits to following month.
Example : If you went on vacation for August and solar have produced energy that has not been used, that extra power will be credited to following month and at the end of the year your bill will reflect the Yearend summary which will be due to pay. We do calculations based on annual usage of the property and provide system which will produce enough power to offset annual usage. For some months solar production is less than others but in the end of the year because of the NEM it gets balanced. Example: December’s solar production is 2 times less than in July. However, in December and July property electricity usage can be the same. That means that in December you will receive a bill, but you don’t need to pay because it will be compensated by extra production that was produced in July.
Most of the residential homes have 100A or 200A electrical panels.
100A Electrical panel can handle up to 20A solar breaker (System size 4,500 Watts Max)
200A Electrical panel can handle up to 40A solar breaker (System size 10,000 Watts Max)
Main panel has to be non Centre feed which is not allowed by code.
Federal tax credit amount is based on the system cost. Tax credit amount is 30% of the whole system cost which you can claim in the end of the year. If you are not eligible for tax credit, it will be recommended to go with prepaid lease option because leasing company will get your tax credit and will apply the amount to total cost in order to offset system cost.