What are the benefits of solar energy?
The biggest benefit of using solar power is that it’s a renewable resource. Because it comes from the sun, it’s virtually unstoppable. Other benefits include cutting your energy bill, reducing your carbon footprint, and increasing property values.
How quickly will I see a difference in my energy bill?
Most customers will see their first big break on their electricity bill in as little as two months after installation. If you’re using solar power for water heating, you may see a change in your gas bill, too.
How can I use solar energy in my home or office?
Solar energy can be used to heat water (solar thermal) or to generate electricity (photovoltaics). Solar power is also useful in rural areas that may not have access to a municipal energy grid. By setting up a solar installation on your property, you would be replacing either the gas service that heats your water or the electrical system that powers your lights and other utilities or both, with power from efficient, natural sunlight.
What happens to my solar power on cloudy days?
When the sun goes behind a cloud, it doesn’t become entirely invisible, so even on cloudy or rainy days, the solar array will still collect power.
How much will solar installation cost?
Each solar installation’s cost depends on a multitude of factors, including how much energy the panels will need to produce, the size of the property, and the overall goals of the installation. At SolExergy, we create customized, turnkey solar solutions for each of our customers based on a thorough investigation of the customer’s exact needs. We also work with the highest quality products, which we believe are worth the sometimes higher cost. Call us to set up a consultation.
Can I afford solar power?
Because many lenders are more than willing to help finance solar installations, it’s easier than ever for homeowners or commercial property owners to afford solar power. Plus, there are many energy tax credits available to help make solar even more affordable. And with the energy savings over time, solar more than pays for itself.
How much time will a solar installation take?
The overall process depends on design, property layout, and your individual energy needs. Most residential systems take less than one week for the physical installation.
Will adding solar panels decrease the curb appeal of my property?
Actually, adding solar panels can increase your property’s value! We work with designers to ensure that our solar panels are placed in a way that not only maximizes their sun exposure but minimizes their impact to your existing home or office design.
What happens to any solar energy I don’t use?
Excess kilowatt-hours generated by your residential solar PV system can be “banked” with the power company for use at a future time.