Will bad weather damage my system?
We only use high quality panels that can withstand high winds and large hail. It is necessary for us to use only the toughest panels on the market because weather in the Midwest can be very unforgiving and we don't want our customers panels to be damaged. The only way that your system could be damaged by bad weather is if a tornado goes directly over your house.
Does solar add equity to my house?
Solar does add equity to your house. Not having to pay an electric bill is something that homebuyers value, and this value will be reflected in the equity of your home. (source)
How long will the solar panels last?
The panels we use typically last 40-50 years without any significant energy production issues.
Do I have to pay for repairs?
Our 25 year warranty covers your full system, so if anything breaks we fix it for you at no cost.
Will my roof work with solar?
Each roof is different and we inspect each roof before creating a proposal. Optimally, the panels need to be placed on either the south or west side of your roof.
How is solar going to impact my utility bill?
Your new utility bill will depend on the offset of your solar system. In most cases, we can offset 100% of your usage and your new utility bill will only contain some small grid tie fees.
Will I qualify for the federal solar tax credit?
If you did not pay income taxes in the previous year due to low income or too many deductions, you will not qualify for the solar tax credit. The federal solar tax credit decreases your tax liability by up to 30% of the total system cost. If your tax liability is not zero for the previous year, you will qualify. You will need to discuss the federal solar tax credit with your CPA when you file your taxes.
How will I know that my system is working?
We have an app that allows you to easily check the production of your system to ensure that it is functioning properly.