Frequently Asked Questions
There is no other home improvement that you can utilize to achieve this level of long-term savings. Going solar gives you the freedom to re-capture tens of thousands of dollars for you and your family over the next 25 years, and it protects you from rising utility’s costs. (View Solar Calculator)
Solar is a proven technology that will power your home and provide you an easy, affordable alternative to costly utility bills.
Reduce your utility bill.
Protect yourself from future utility rate increases.
Increase the value of your property.
Re-capture long term savings.
Reduce carbon emissions.
Reduce your dependence on fossil fuels.
There are a few basic requirements to qualify for solar.
- I am a Homeowner.
- I have available roof or ground space.
- I have good sun exposure.
- I have a 640-credit score or better.
- I would prefer to pay less for clean energy with no money out of pocket!
The good news is, your system can increase the value of your property when it comes to sell! Also, your system warranties and financing are each transferrable to the new owner!
Yes, every PlugPV Energy System comes “Out of the box” with overlapping equipment warranties and a PlugPV workmanship warranty!
Use caution when asking about warranty most warranties are 25/12 which simply means 25 year linear production guarantee and 12 year product.
Solar Solutions Today offers an upgrade to 25/25, which simply means install and forget, this is a full warranty (does not include maintenance)
Until the end of 2019 you can take advantage of the 30% tax credit that is available to anyone who purchases solar technology for their home or business. In 2020 the ITC will be reduced to 26%.
Compared to the power you are buying right now from the electric company, solar power can cost half as much per kWh.
Example: Today you are buying electricity from the utility at $.32/kWh and over time, you could be paying up to $.70/kWh as the cost of electricity increases over time (FACT: 4% annual increase in electricity costs based on historical data). When you produce your own power with solar, you could be paying $.08/kWh and you would NOT be subject to any inflation. You can lock in your electricity rate forever! Solar energy is not stored unless you have an energy storage component such as batteries. During the day, you will use the solar energy in your home. If you produce more than you are using, you will sell that power back to the grid in the form of “store credit.” Then you buy it back at night or on days when you use a lot of energy. If you produce more than you use on average for the month, the extra amount carries over to the next month.
Solar energy is not stored unless you have an energy storage component such as batteries. During the day, you will use the solar energy in your home. If you produce more than you are using, you will sell that power back to the grid in the form of “store credit.” Then you buy it back at night or on days when you use a lot of energy. If you produce more than you use on average for the month, the extra amount carries over to the next month.
We’ve handpicked the highest quality equipment after combing through dozens of manufacturers. When we choose a panel or inverter manufacturer, we look for things like warranty terms, financial backing, years in business, technology, R&D, and of course cost.
We have access to every solar panel manufacturer including LG and Panasonic; as well as Enphase & SolarEdge inverters based on their track record and industry presence. We have dozens of customers who are more than satisfied and we know you will be too.
Not much at all. You should rinse off dust and grime twice a year, but if you just let the rain do the work you might not even notice.
If you add solar to your roof today and then a few years later wanted to reroof, it’s not that expensive to quickly remove the panels from the roof, re-roof, and put them back on. In most cases, the amount of power that you would have saved by installing solar is greater than the cost to remove and reinstall the panels, so it would actually cost you more to wait.
If you plan on re-roofing this year, we suggest you go ahead and do it at the same time as the solar installation. This way, Solar Solutions Today can coordinate all necessary green upgrades. Of course you would qualify for the ITC for your new roof as well as long as the proper roof is installed.
No. Our systems use technology designed to ensure that the roof won’t leak over the life of the system.
Solar Solutions Today includes a 10 year workmanship guarantee for your roof.
Most solar power systems are connected directly to your home or business and the electrical grid. If the utility grid goes down the system is designed to shut off due to safety requirements. Some solar power systems have an energy storage component which provides backup power during a power outage. If you have ever been without power, you may feel that adding energy storage is critical to your home or business. Fortunately there are many options we can provide for backup power such as Panasonic, LG, and Tesla Powerwall
Effective January 1, 2018 a new law makes it easier for a California resident to install a solar energy system on the roof the building in which he or she resides.
The law also covers the installation of such a system on a garage or carport adjacent to the building that has been assigned to the owner for exclusive use.
Basically you have the right to install solar panels and your HOA can’t tell you otherwise.
Most of the time an HOA will only ask for a layout of the panels on the roof.
We have streamlined the install process. Assuming all goes well with the local authorities it is rather simple.
- Site Assessment.
- Design & Engineering.
- Permits & Approvals.
- Installation & Inspection.
- Plug & Save (PTO Permission To Operate)