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Solar energy used to be expensive, advances in technology have helped to bring these costs down. These advances have contributed to the growth of the industry, as well as with with state and federal tax credits incentives and innovative solar financing programs, solar is not only much more affordable, it actually pays for itself through savings and potential cash back which is a source of possible additional income your system can generate for you.

Solar energy used to be pricy, but with advances in technology and the growth of the industry, as well as with with state and federal incentives and innovative financing programs, solar is not only a much more affordable energy option, it actually pays for itself through savings and the additional income your system will generate for you.

The DIY solar trend is quickly fading with the cost of solar energy becoming easily affordable. Having the peace of mind with professional licensed and bonded installers on your roof combined with a production and power guarantees, homeowners are leaving it to the professionals.

It doesn’t have to be completely sunny for your panels to produce electricity. In cloudy or overcast weather, your panel production won’t be 100%, but they will still be producing power. Typically, winter months can produce the same or more power per day because the position of the sun. Solar panels can handle some pretty tough weather. Solar panels are guaranteed to withstand one-inch hail at 55 miles per hour and are also built to withstand direct lightning strikes.
Solar energy used to be pricy, but with advances in technology and the growth of the industry, as well as with with state and federal incentives and innovative financing programs, solar is not only a much more affordable energy option, it actually pays for itself through savings and the additional income your system will generate for you.

Certainly! Many of our customers have had a zero ($0) electric bill for years with with the benefits of net metering. Having said that, on average, most homeowners and businesses decrease their annual energy costs by 20-60%. With utility costs climbing each year, solar energy can tremendously generate savings over the next 25 years and protect you from the inevitable hikes in energy prices.

No. You are not required to replace your roof. Our experts will determine if your roof is in good condition. If you know your roof needs maintenance in the near term or we determine so, it would be in your best interest to complete the repair or install the new roof before the solar panels. Otherwise, it would be costly to remove the panels to repair the roof and then re-install the panels. Energy Renovation Center also does roofing we can handle all your roofing and solar under one roof here at Energy Renovation Center., and can tie the financing together for your roofing costs.

Solar panels also shade that area of the roof where they are installed from harmful ultraviolet sunlight and also protect your roof from the elements. Solar panels generally weigh 2.5lbs./sq.ft., about the same as a second layer of shingles.

Just a few weeks! Typically, on the day of installation, our expert installers arrive early and are gone before sunset. Depending on the size and complexity of electric wiring, installations of larger systems can take 1-3 days. Energy Renovation Center handles all the details from design, permitting, inspections, and monitoring. Once you decide to go solar, you can be saving next month!!!

We take care of you. The solar panel warranty is 25 years. Panels are projected to continue to work for up to 50 years, with some loss in efficiency. The inverter warranty averages from 15-25 years, depending on the type needed for your installation, we generally only install Enphase Micro Inverters which carry at 25 year manufacturer warranty.

None. You absolutely can spray the panels down with a hose once a year, since there are no moving parts and  solar panels are built tough. In the event you need service on your system, our customers receive a 25-year manufacturer warranty for panels and inverters.

When the solar panels are installed and your utility installs the Net Meter, you begin producing power. Net Metering is the system that utilities use to credit solar energy system owners for the electricity produced by their solar panels. You only pay for the electricity that you use beyond what your solar panels can generate. Any excess power your home doesn’t use will be sent back to your utility company. Your electric meter will run backwards. You will feed excess energy to the utility company during the day and then receive it back during the nighttime, at no cost. Net Metering differs from state to state and differs between utilities. Make sure you ask about your specific area.
Good news! No. Solar panels are property exempt.

To the naked eye, solar panels appear susceptible to damage from low-impact collisions, but that is far from the truth. Although the solar cells themselves are very fragile—the frame and glass that surrounds them is very sturdy and durable. Solar panels are designed to endure even the most severe weather conditions. From 90+ mile per hour wind to medium sized tree limbs to golf ball sized (or larger) hail, solar panels have been specifically tested and designed to withstand any impacts, including direct lightening strikes.

There is always a risk that something could hit the face of your panel just right and crack it. Accidents happen.

For safety reasons, your home solar power system will automatically shut off if the power goes out. This is to protect utility workers who might be working on power lines in the event of an outage. It is not safe to send power out to the grid where workers are attempting to fix a power outage problem. You will not have power during this time unless you were to have a battery backup system installed to support a small portion of your home’s electricity needs.

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