Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to the most common questions about going solar.

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How does solar save me money?

You save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future when you install a solar energy system on your property. How much you can save depends on the federal 30% Tax Credit, local incentives, and kWh needed for production. Regardless, going solar is a smart investment for almost any homeowner.

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How do I find out how much electricity I use per month?

The easiest way to find out how many kWh you use per month is to take a look at your utility electricity bill. A similarly easy process is to call your utility company and ask them to read off the past 12 months of usage data.

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How does solar increase home equity?

Studies have shown that homes with solar energy systems sell for more than homes without them. However, your property value will only increase if you own, rather than lease, your solar panel system. In most parts of the country, going solar will actually increase your property value more than a kitchen renovation.

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How does solar help the environment?

Like many other sources of renewable energy, solar power has direct environmental and health benefits. Solar energy does not emit any greenhouse gases. These gases contribute to climate change. Furthermore, the less gas and coal being burned, the less air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter there is the less health problems we’ll see.

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What is net metering?

Net metering is the system that utilities use to credit solar energy system owners for the electricity produced by their solar panels. With net metering, you only pay for the electricity that you use beyond what your solar panels can generate. Net metering policies differ from state to state, but don’t worry, we’ve done the research for you. Click below to get started.

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What are PV panels and how do they work?

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels absorb the sun’s energy and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter and converted into usable electricity.

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Does the sun have to be shining on the panels?

Your solar panels will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and no energy at night. However, because of high electricity costs and financial incentives, solar makes sense for even the cloudiest cities.

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Will I still receive an electric bill?

Unless your home has battery storage and is fully off the grid, you will still receive a bill from your utility company. That being said, you can practically eliminate your bill by cutting the amount you owe to $0 with a solar panel system that matches your energy use.

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Will my system require maintenance?

Studies have shown that homes with solar energy systems sell for more than homes without them. However, your property value will only increase if you own, rather than lease, your solar panel system. In most parts of the country, going solar will actually increase your property value more than a kitchen renovation.

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Can I get off the grid?

You will still be connected to the grid even after you install solar panels. Net metering is dependent upon you being able to draw from the grid when your system is not producing all of the power that you need, and send power back to the grid when you produce more than you use.

It is possible to go off the grid with a solar energy if you use a battery storage such as the Tesla Powerwall. But it will cost you more money and most battery technology (excluding Tesla) is not where it needs to be to be a viable option.

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Will my house have power in a blackout?

Unless your solar energy system includes battery storage and you are fully off the grid, your system will shut off during a blackout. This is to prevent anyone from being injured by your panels sending power back to the grid.

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What are PV panels and how do they work?

Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels absorb the sun’s energy and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter and converted into usable electricity.

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Why Use Solar Energy?

There are many reasons why homeowners go solar; the two most popular reasons are to cut energy costs and protect the environment. Many people are aware that solar is a great home efficiency upgrade and are eager to reduce their footprint while also improving property value.

Whether your motivations for going solar are economic, environmental, or personal; this growing list of solar energy benefits will have something attractive for everyone. 

It's a no brainer. Solar energy is good for our environment!

Solar panels use only the sun as its energy source, which means you can rest easier knowing you’re helping the planet.

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There has to be money in it, right?

Right. Potentially, a lot of it. From government easements and tax credits to the check you can receive from selling unused energy, it’s easy to start seeing positive returns.

Isn't renewable energy production on the rise?

Absolutely. In fact, 2016 is on track to be the first year in history that renewable energies will make up most of the additions to the power grid.

I barely know what a solar panel is, let alone how to take care of one.

No problem. Because solar panels have no moving parts, minimal maintenance is required. In fact, our panels come with a warranty, so there’s nothing to worry about.

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What does installation look like?

Unlimited Solar does all the heavy lifting, so you can sit back without worry. We’ll install your panels quickly and easily.

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