Frequently asked questions
How many solar panels do I need for my home?
Factors like desired electricity production, roof area, shading and many more factors determine the number of required solar panels.
How do you determine if a solar panel system is right for me?
We assess suitability by three factors. 1) Home is situated where sunlight will produce required electricity. 2) The solar panel system can save the homeowner money. 3) Solar panel system is the best over other home energy solutions.
How many years do your solar panels produce electricity?
Although our solar panels are warranted to produce electricity for 25 years, they are known to last much longer.
How long is the warranty?
Our 10-years system warranty covers workmanship, system or component breakdown, or degradation in electrical output of more than 15% from the originally rated electrical output during the 10-year period. For warranty claims, please contact us at email@example.com. Solar panels carry a 25 year warranty from the manufacturer.
How can I monitor electricity production from a solar panel system?
Electricity production is monitored through your solar panelțs inverter. You can access this information on-site (inverter) and/or through its companion app. See how effective your electricity usage is from your mobile phone.
Does a solar panel system produce electricity during a cloudy day?
Even on a cloudy or rainy day, solar panels abosorbs sunlight. Electricity production will vary greatly depending on weather conditions. On a typical cloudy day, solar panels can produce about a third of their normal output.
Does a solar panel system require maintenance?
Clean your solar panels as needed. Dust and debris can prevent optimal production of electricity. Do not spray your solar panels with water while they are hot as it can cause damage. Contact us for assistance, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will my home insurance premium be affected with a solar panel system?
Solar panels are typically covered as part of a standard homeowners policy. We suggest you contact your insurance carrier for specific details.
What is a solar panel array?
Solar panel also called photovoltaic (PV), the direct conversion of light into electricity, are grouped into an array: an interconnected system of PV modules that function as a single electricity-producing unit.
What are peak sun hours?
Peak sun hour is different than daylight. While solar panels produce different amounts of electricity with varying degrees of sunlight, most electricity is produced during peak sun hours. It is when solar irradiance averages 1,000 watts per square meter. Southern California gets between 3- 6 peak sun hours per day depending on time of the year. So a 5kW solar panel system produces on average 20 kW of electricity per day.
What is a Cool Roof?
A Cool Roof is one that has been designed to reflect more sunlight and absorb less heat than a standard roof.
What are the benefits of a Cool Roof?
Having a Cool Roof reduces cooling costs, decreases roof temperature which may extend the roof service life, and improve indoor comfort for spaces without an air conditioner.
How does it reduce cooling costs?
Standard or dark roofs can reach temperatures of 150°F or more in the summer sun. A Cool Roof under the same conditions could stay more than 50°F cooler and save energy and money by using less air conditioning.
Does a Cool Roof extend the life of my roof?
Cool Roof reflects sunlight and reduces heat gain by up to 95%. Decreasing the roof temperature can extend the roof service life. A Cool Roof option for extending the roof life is by applying a highly reflective coating. Generally, coating costs less than a roof replacement.
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