Frequently Asked Questions
Is my home suitable for solar?
Solar panels are designed to work in any part of the world in any different climate. However, in Washington in particular where there is an abundance of trees, it is important to factor in any substantial shading that can affect rooftop panels. There are a variety of other factors such as the size, shape, pitch, location, and condition of your roof. We’re glad to take a look at your home and give you a full analysis.
How long does it last?
Most system parts are under warranty for 25 years making it a really sound investment because your return will not fluctuate like the stock market and your system is inflation resistant to any change in energy prices. Also, while the warranty is 25 years most systems last much longer than that.
How much does solar cost?
It’s different for every system based on a number of factors from your energy demands to available space to equipment to your available budget. We only want to put solar on your house if it makes sense.
What size system do I need?
It really depends on your energy needs. Anything from 4 kW to 12 kW is common on residential roofs. 12 kW is usually the max on residential systems because after that it’s considered commercial and some of the rules are different. We’re glad to go over your electricity bill with you and design a system that gives you the greatest bang for your buck.
What kind of maintenance is necessary for solar panels?
Solar panels generally require very little maintenance and Washington’s rain actually helps to keep them clean. Beyond that a good spray from a garden hose once or twice a year is usually sufficient to remove any dust and debris although extra care should be taken if your panels are located on a roof.