Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when it's cloudy or at night? Will my system produce enough power for me?

In cloudy days, the system still produces some power, however if that is not enough to power your home or business you will pull power from the utility company, same at night. Some of that power was made by your system the previous days so the utility is giving back the power they banked from you.

How does a solar energy system work?

A grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) system makes power during the day to power your home or business. If you create excess power, the utility meter goes backwards sending the power back to them. When you do not produce enough power the utility will give you back the energy you sent to them or will sell you what you need to keep your home or business running.

How many solar panels do I need to power my home?

It depends on the amount of energy that you use on a monthly basis and the amount of space available. We offer free energy analysis to help you determine the right amount of solar panels you need to power your home or business.

What if I need a new roof after solar is installed?

We will provide you with a preferred pricing to have the solar panels professionally removed and reinstalled, the good news is that your warranty remains in place if you contact us to do the work.

Do homes have leaks after installation?

We warranty in writing that you will not have any leask as a result of the installation.

Do I get a tax rebate for going solar?

Yes, there could be local rebates depending on your utility company that can be applied directly to the cost of your system. There is also a Renewable Energy Federal Income Tax Credit available anywhere in the country.

What is the average cost of a home solar system?

It depends on the amount of panels and the type of installation (roof, gound, carport, patio cover, etc) We offer free estimates, contact us for a customized quote.

Can the panels be installed behind my home?

Panels can be installed anywhere as long as the area has plenty of sun exposure, we will walk you through the option available for your property

Why isn't everyone doing solar already?

Solar is getting more popular these days, there are many people already taking advantage of the free and clean energy of the sun to power their homes or businesses.

What happens if I move and I have solar?

Typically the system stays on the house and you will recoup its value at the time of sale, but if you wish to move your system we will be happy to give you a quote in removing the panels and reinstalling them in your new home.

How long will it take my solar panels to pay for themselves?

It depends on the cost of energy where you live and the available incentives, payback period for the San Antonio area are around 9 to 10 years, which you should expect to be lower as the energy prices increase in the future.