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Frequently Asked Questions
We're eager to answer your questions. If you don't see the information you want below, please reach out to us to discuss your energy needs: 423-458-2343 or email.
How do solar panels work?
Solar radiation excites electrons when they interact with the solar panel. Those electrons then move out of the panels on small conductors in the form of Direct Current. That energy is then converted to Alternating Current by the inverter which is then used in your home.
How much do solar panels cost?
Solar panels come in all sizes. This true for Residential and Commercial panels. We size every system to meet the needs of our clients. For more information please use our remote review so we can find the right sized system for you.
What kind of maintenance do solar panels require?
Regular cleaning of your solar panels tends to make them last longer. We provide an annual inspection and cleaning service.
Annual cleaning of your solar panels is required to maintain their production efficiency. We offer annual cleaning of your panels as well as maintenance to your other solar equipment.
What size solar system do I need?
Every project is different. Let us help you determine what your goals for your solar project are and then we can size a system to suit your needs.
How do I store the energy from my panels?
You can store the excess energy your panels produce during the day in batteries and use the stored power at night when electrical rates are often higher. We have researched the best battery systems to complement your solar installation and can set this up as part of your install.
What is net metering?
Net Metering is a system in which solar panels or other renewable energy generators are connected to a public-utility power grid and surplus power is transferred onto the grid, allowing customers to offset the cost of power drawn from the utility.
What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy is energy from a source that is not depleted when used, such as wind or solar power.
Can I sell extra energy back to my utility company?
Yes, most utility companies are required to buy your excess energy from you.
Are there tax credits for installing solar?
The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is one of the most important federal policy mechanisms to support the growth of solar energy in the United States. Since the ITC was enacted in 2006, the U.S. solar industry has grown by more than 10,000% - creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and investing billions of dollars in the U.S. economy in the process. Currently the ITC is 30%. More on this here in the Homeowner's Guide to Tax Credits for Solar.
Some states and local governments, as well as utility providers, offer credits and incentives as well. Let us help you get the most savings for your location.
Can you show me the savings I could see from adding solar?
Absolutely, first start with our remote site assessment so we can get the process started.