More homeowners are going solar than ever before.
Over the past decade, home solar installation has grown almost 75% each year due to major decreases in manufacturing and installation costs. More at-home solar power has been installed over the last 24 months than in the previous 30 years combined! Homeowners are recognizing the value of generating their own energy—independent from utility companies and rising rates. Interested? Just contact Greenserve for your FREE solar estimate and ask about our 10% off solar fan discount.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW DOES SOLAR WORK?
Your home solar panels collect the sun’s natural energy. That energy is converted into usable energy (DC to AC). AC is what powers your refrigerator, TV, lights and other appliances. You save money every month by producing your own power.
IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO GO SOLAR AND SWITCH TO A SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM?
Right now, solar prices are favorable, as are the current solar rebates and federal tax credits. Find out how these forces affect the timing of your decision to go solar.
ARE HOME SOLAR PANELS A VIABLE OPTION FOR ME?
Solar power makes up three-quarters of new U.S. electricity generation. More than half a million U.S. homes and businesses have now gone solar. New panels are added every 3.2 minutes. Solar has quadrupled in the past four years. Solar cell technology has proven itself over decades, so you can bet the home solar panels you install today will stand the test of time.
CAN I COMPLETELY ELIMINATE OR DRASTICALLY REDUCE MY ENERGY BILLS BY INSTALLING A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM?
Electricity costs can make up a large portion of the overall budget for your home. One of the many benefits of installing a solar power system is that you’ll be generating free power over your system’s 25-30 year life cycle.
WHAT ROI CAN I EXPECT WITH SOLAR POWER?
Solar panels aren’t an expense. They’re an investment that pays handsome returns often rivaling those of more traditional investments such as stocks or bonds. Substantial savings as well as the potential in some areas to generate revenue result in ROIs of 20% or more, making solar one of the best ways to invest your dollars.
WILL GOING SOLAR PROTECT AGAINST RISING COST OF MY ENERGY BILLS?
Because energy prices are so unpredictable, they make managing your budget very difficult, especially for businesses or homeowners whose cash flow fluctuates from month to month. By making these costs more predictable, solar power systems have the added benefit of improving a home or business owner’s expense management capabilities.
BY ADDING SOLAR PANELS TO MY ROOFTOP TO MY HOME INCREASE MY PROPERTY VALUE?
Studies have found that homes equipped with clean energy systems have higher property values, selling twice as fast and at a premium of 3-4% over similar homes in the same neighborhood. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installation into consideration as they value the home at the time of a sale. As appraisers and consumers become more educated, homes or commercial properties equipped with solar panel systems will be more in demand and may even get even a higher premium.
DOES SOLAR POWER WORK AT NIGHT?
Home solar panels convert sunlight to electricity during the day while the sun is shining. Excess energy created that you don’t use is put back on the grid, generating credits that you then use during the nighttime hours. This results in reduced energy cost to you both during the day and nighttime hours.
HOW LONG DO SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS LAST?
A well-designed and properly installed PV system (photovoltaic system) can last for many decades. PV systems installed in the 1970s are still in operation. Since solar modules have a 25-year power output warranty, most people plan on at least 25 years operation, but the first silicon solar cells made by Bell Laboratories in the 1950s are still operational so 40 to 50 year lifetimes for the early PV systems are not unusual.