Frequently asked questions
Are solar panels right for me?
Yes, solar panels are right for everyone whether its for your home or your business solar is a great way to save money, become less dependent on your hydro company, and make our world a better place at the same time.
What happens to solar panels when it’s cloudy or raining?
Photovoltaic panels can use direct or indirect sunlight to generate power, though they are most effective in direct sunlight. Solar panels will still work even when the light is reflected or partially blocked by clouds. Rain actually helps to keep your panels operating efficiently by washing away any dust or dirt.
How long will it take for my solar system to pay for itself?
Generally we like to say about 10 years depending on the system a lot of people will tell you 8 but we feel that 10 is a more realistic number. As energy prices rise the time it will take for your system to pay for itself will drastically shorten.
What maintenance do solar panels require?
Solar panels are basically maintenance-free! The rain will usually wash away any dust or dirt that has attached to the panels. If the panels ever seem dirty they can simply be sprayed with a hose from the ground at night. Central inverters may need to be replaced around year 12.
What is net metering?
Net metering refers to the credit you receive for the excess energy your solar system produces. Any time the sun is shining, your solar panels are producing energy. When your system produces more energy than you are using, the energy is fed back to the utility grid. You receive credit for any excess energy you produce. At the end of each billing period you will pay for the amount of energy you use, minus the energy you produced.