What Type Of Solar System Should You Get From Solar Installers?
Solar power systems will be one of the best decisions you could make for keeping your utility bill down. Solar electricity is the wave of the future and should be a consideration for any solar project. Residential solar plans should include the type of tax credits you receive, any rebate programs, and the average cost you will save. Don’t forget about upfront costs! There are a lot of factors that go into this decision though and there are some things that should be considered before making the move to solar power. The first thing to do would be to see if there are any solar incentives available for your solar project. Perhaps certain solar companies are offering discounts for certain types of solar panels. Is your roof too shaded? What direction does your home face or does your roof even get enough sun? How much will you be saving and how big of a solar system setup will you need? These are all very good questions to ask your account rep when they come to give you a few quotes on new solar power systems. ALso, don’t forget to ask about the federal solar incentives to help your house go green. The installation process is also very key to keeping costs down. A huge expense will be the solar installation on your roof. To get costs down, get a few quotes from solar contractors before agreeing to one company.
Do You Need Permission To Get a Solar Panel System?
This is a big question for a lot of people. This is a great question for your account representative when he comes to give you a quote. In Oregon, the short answer is yes, a permit is probably needed. Home Owners Associations might want to know about a residence converting to solar power as well. Be sure to check with any regulatory agencies who currently make decisions for your neighborhood. Either way, the panels will raise the value of the home considerably and the amount saved per month will make them worth it.
What If It’s Cloudy Around Portland?
This is a very common question that we get asked. It’s true as well. Portland Oregon is notorious for having rather polluted and cloudy weather. During cloudy weather, it is true that your panels won’t be converting as much of the suns energy into dollars in your pockets but they will still work great. Once the sun is back, they will go back to being 100% efficient at their jobs of converting the suns light to energy. So, no matter what, the solar power panels will be working all the time except for when it’s completely pitch black out.
What Are The Energy Savings by Switching to Portland Oregon Solar Energy?
First thing to do to figure out your energy savings on solar power systems would be to check out the federal tax credits. The solar industry has gotten much less expensive than in the past. Solar panels cost money upfront during the installation process but save you money in the long term. The average savings for the typical home ranges from between $8,500 to $40,000 over the lifetime of your solar system. There are a number of factors that determine energy savings by using solar. The first is how much sun is going to actually hit your solar panels once installed. Aside from the sun, it’s also important to pay attention to the angle of the roof as well as the size of the panels. When you do have your panels already installed, it’s very important to keep them clean of dust and debris as this is a sure way to keep them working efficiently. Over the months, panels get dirty and need to be cleaned a few times per year to keep saving you the maximum.
Can Solar Panels be Installed On My Roof Type?
We use some of the top selling solar panels in the industry today. These advanced panels are made to be installed on any type of roof made today. They are also made to be attached to any roof pitch or even flat roofs. The most important thing to do would be to make sure that your roof is free of the need for repairs before installing panels. It’s important to do this because if your roof needs repairing after the installation of panels, then the panels need to be removed and put back on.
What Happens To My Energy Savings When It’s Dark Outside?
You would be surprised at how dark it actually has to be for your panels to stop working completely. With that being said, it is true that as the sun goes down, your panels won’t be taking in the suns rays and converting them to energy anymore. But it’s not an on and off switch either. During the afternoon hours of around 1pm to 5pm the panels will be working full speed converting the rays into energy and avoiding the electric company. Both before and after these hours, the panels will still be working but they will be working with less of the sun’s rays. This means that they will be producing less energy. So, in the middle of the night and the sun has been down for hours now, the panels won’t be working anymore until the morning. When it’s completely dark, you can still enjoy electricity in the home by net metering and battery storage. Be sure to ask your installer or account representative about getting the maximum from your solar panel system whether that be day or night.
How Long Will The Solar Panel System Last?
Solar panel systems are constantly being made and modified as the years pass. They are getting more and more efficient at converting the suns rays into energy for the home or business below. Right now would be the best time ever to switch to solar energy because the panels being produced today are more efficient than those made even a few years ago. Solar panel systems end up lasting about 25-30 years which is a ton of savings on your utility bill! The average amount of savings from solar panels is around $15,000 so you can be sure to get your moneys worth over the course of the next 30 or so years.
What Happens To Solar Systems If The Homeowner Has to Move to Another Home?
The answer to this question depends on several factors. If you are moving locally then it will be possible to talk to one of our solar installers about removing the solar panel system and getting them put up on the new house as soon as you move in. This isn’t always the best idea though because of the sun’s conditions at the new house. Chances are it won’t be the same and you might end up needing to just get a new solar power system installed on the new house. After all, the current system was made for your home and your home only. This is something you should call us about to determine what the best option would be. We will send out a few solar contractors to provide you with a quote on this. If you are moving out of state then it’s almost always better to just leave the panels on the existing home. The value of the home should increase as well with the new owner enjoying the lower electrical costs. It ends up being more of a hassle than it’s worth to take the panels to another, out of state, location. If you are leasing your panels, then there are a few options there as well. You could arrange for the new homeowner to take over the lease, you could pay off the lease and move, or you could contact us to see about moving the panels to your new home.
Would My Business Benefit From Going To A Solar Power System?
Going solar is a big decision not only for home owners but also business owners and even industrial complex owners. The answer is that just as Portland Oregon residences enjoy solar savings and solar incentives, the businesses here can also save money on their electric bill. Basically, if you are paying an electric bill, then you can absolutely save money with a solar panel system. The property value would also go up too if you were to install solar electric power on the roof. If you are a business or industrial park looking for solar companies to install solar panels for you then get a few quotes and compare them. See how much energy their system produces and choose the solar company more accurately as a result.