Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions about solar, if you don’t see an answer to a question email us and we will get one of our solar specialists to contact you!
The primary goal of going solar is to save money and we understand that. While every home and personal preference is different, the average consumer’s solar financing payment plus utility payment is typically less than their current utility payment alone. Ultimately, many factors can affect the amount of savings and these can be discussed in more detail during your free consultation.
Yes, we offer solar financing with a diverse range of options such as term length, interest rates, and promotions. You can finance solar with $0 down! Your solar consultant will discuss these options with you during your consultation.
Yes, no job is out of our range of abilities. We can install ground mounts or carports in both residential and commercial settings.
The roof condition will need to be addressed before installing your solar system. Many times financing will approve a new roof along with solar due to the safety and long-term benefits. This option may not make sense for everyone with a bad roof and a consultant can discuss your options more with you.
There are state and federal tax credits that can be claimed for installing solar. These incentives are great to offset the cost of solar. Currently, the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a 26% federal tax credit for systems installed between 2020 and 2022. The ITC will decrease to 22% for solar installed in 2023, and end in 2024. To qualify for the ITC, you must have taxable income. Consult a tax professional for information and questions.
Once your solar is installed, it gets inspected. Once we get the OK to “commission” your system, it officially gets turned on and begins producing power.
You should read your manufacturer’s paperwork to see what is recommended for your specific system. Only allow a licensed professional to maintain your system. Many manufacturers require an additionally certified professional to work on their specific brand.
Yes, it is important to set up your monitoring and login to familiarize and check up on your system. Monitoring is beneficial for many reasons. It will give you data about your system that will help you determine if your solar is working as expected or if there is an issue that needs to be addressed. Many manufacturers will even void a warranty if monitoring is not set up. Refer to your warranty paperwork for details on your system. Keep in mind that we do not monitor solar for customers.
A good place to start is to check your monitoring. Look for warnings, errors, or decreased production. If you find something or need help understanding your portal, you can always call us or your monitoring manufacturer for help navigating your findings. Other possibilities can be increased energy usage (did you get a pool, a second fridge, have company for a week?…etc.), modules shaded by trees, increased cloudy days, and sometimes changes made within the utility company such as changing to a plan that is not compatible with solar. It can sometimes be tricky finding out what’s causing the sudden change and at times may require troubleshooting from one of our experienced service technicians.
Yes, we provide solar services to customers even if you didn’t install solar through us. As one of the oldest solar companies in Arizona, we’ve seen it all.