Your panels will take full advantage of a sunny day but don’t worry if the sun is not shining as bright as you would like. Even when there is a little cloud cover, or even a lot of cloud cover your Live Solar panels will still be producing some power. The great news is that you never have to worry about your home having electricity. Your home is always connected to the grid in case you need a little more power or if you have too much power being generated.
It depends on the size of your home and the size of your solar PV system. In most circumstances we can install it in one day. However there are times where it takes us longer. Please contact your solar consultant or your account administrator to get an estimated installation time for your system.
It won’t affect it at all. We install the panels on the frame of your home and not directly on the roof itself. Before doing this our engineers will review the information our site surveyor retrieved from your home and after approval you can rest assured that it can handle the weight load of the panels.
Typically no. Most states have laws protecting homeowners from their HOA declining them from installing a PV solar system. However it is rare in states that don’t have these laws for an HOA to decline your home from going solar.
Regardless of how long you’ll be in your home it always makes sense to go solar for many reasons. You may be able to sell your home for more as a result because it is a more energy efficient home. Also, you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint and not completely reliant on using the dirty energy that the utility companies currently provide.
Every home that goes solar needs to be surveyed by one of our trained professionals. During that inspection, they will look at your roof, the electrical system in your home, the frame of your home and lastly how much sun you get on your roof. Most homes will qualify as long they get enough sun. However, sometimes we discover small problems but we will always strive to deliver a solution so you can still enjoy the benefits of going solar at your home.
Very! We use the highest quality products to ensure that your system is always working at its peak performance. Sometimes we do need to service the system to ensure that it is producing the amount of energy it is capable of. You can monitor the system and know if or when the occasion ever arises.
We strive to design a system for your home that will not only produce an accurate amount of energy but save you the most amount of money possible. To do this we need to know what your consumption habits are by looking at your most recent utility bills. That will allow us to build the most efficient system for your home.
To satisfy safety regulations solar On-Grid systems that are connected to the grid will automatically shut off during a power outage. The reason for this is to protect anyone working to get the power back on in your area. Since the panels are connected to the grid they would be back feeding power onto it and if someone down the road was working on the power lines he could potentially be electrocuted. Otherwise, you would need to consider an Off-Grid system that could assist with power during a blackout.
Yes. Our team knows and understands the process that is needed to get your solar PV system operating. We will work with you to make sure that all paperwork and permissions have been filed before you go solar.
Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. For example, if a residential customer has a PV system on the home's rooftop, it may generate more electricity than the home uses during daylight hours.