Residential Solar

Can I go off grid?

By |2021-05-04T16:13:31+00:00May 4th, 2021||

It is possible to build an “off-grid” solar system, though it can be expensive and complicated. Generally, the systems we build are for residential solar systems in the suburbs of NY and are not designed to work off the grid. Batteries are an option to power your home in the event of a power system

Is my roof suitable for solar panels?

By |2021-05-04T16:12:19+00:00May 4th, 2021||

One of the keys to an effective solar system is a proper installation. The roof is the foundation of every system. We will do an in-depth investigation into your roof to ensure it is in the best condition to give you the most life out of your solar system. This means checking both the quality

Will solar damage my roof?

By |2021-05-04T16:11:41+00:00May 4th, 2021||

While solar panels shouldn’t damage your roof, they can in the very rare case that they’re installed incorrectly. For most people experiencing solar panel problems, the issue is as simple as incorrect wiring, dirty materials, or reduced panel efficiency. In the case of panels that cause leaking, however, the problem can be a bit deeper.

How much will solar panel maintenance cost?

By |2021-05-04T16:10:56+00:00May 4th, 2021||

If your system is installed correctly, there should be little to no maintenance required. Here on the east coast, we don’t get big dust storms and the rain will wash off anything that does settle on the panels. We would recommend trimming back any trees that directly hang over the home to ensure leaves don’t

Will my roof leak?

By |2021-05-04T16:10:04+00:00May 4th, 2021||

This is one of the most common questions homeowners have when it comes time to go solar. In virtually all cases, the answer is no. Roof leaks after solar panels are extremely rare. When roof leaking after the solar panels are fitted does occur, however, it usually becomes evident very quickly after the installation process

Will I still receive an electric bill?

By |2021-05-04T16:09:22+00:00May 4th, 2021||

Since the NY Sun on-bill recovery program is through your current utility provider, you will still receive the same electric bill you do today. The key difference is we will work to show a savings off of your current utility bill and the money you do pay will actually be going towards the panels that

Can I go off the grid with solar panels?

By |2021-05-04T16:08:42+00:00May 4th, 2021||

If you install a battery system it is possible to go “off-grid” or a simpler version allows you to at least have a backup in the event of an emergency. Speak with your Program Manager if you are interested in this option. Keep in mind it is unlikely you would be able to pay 0

What happens if there is snow on the solar panels?

By |2021-05-04T16:06:53+00:00May 4th, 2021||

Winter months are actually good for solar energy production, as long as your panels aren’t covered by snow. Like most electronics, solar panels function more efficiently in cold conditions than in hot. This means that your panels will produce more power for each precious hour of sunshine during the short days of winter. Our designs

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