Delta M and all inverter technology essentially converts the DC power of a panel into AC power for the home. Warranty is 10 years.
No, there is no shingle level monitoring. The monitoring can be seen on your phone, desktop & laptop. The monitoring is included and can be transferred to any other property owner if you sell the home.
We offer a 25-year warranty on all workmanship/penetrations we make on the project. The system performance is backed up with a Power Production Guarantee as well.
Yes contact us for specifics as rates change periodically.
Yes, currently there is a 30% Federal tax credit for all residential solar installations. This is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit against money you’ve paid into the government. Contact your CPA for more specifics.
You will continue to get a power bill from the utility. Depending on the offset of the system designed it may only be the customer service fee for maintaining an account or it can have the balance in cost of what the solar power created did not cover.
There are no real maintenance requirements with a solar power system installation. The system has no moving parts unlike other motorized electrical appliances, which means there is less wear and tear. Can there be issues, yes but they are generally minor things that can be resolved quickly and at no cost. The solar can last over 50 years when installed properly.
The amount of energy is going to vary based on the size of a system. It can be designed to save 20, 30, 50 or 100% against the current property usage.
Yes. The brightness of the sun is what determines the “volume” of power that is created by a solar system. So as long as there is light there will be energy generated.
Generally, the entire process is 60 days. That includes engineering both electrical and structural, site survey and the ordering of the gear. The physical installation can vary based on the size of the system and is usually 2 days or less.
Adding solar to a home can increase the monetary value of a home as well as the desirability of that home. There is no exact answer, but it easily gains the value of the system that was installed. Additionally homes with solar energy sell faster and for more money than other homes.
Yes and No. It entirely depends on the utility. For companies that are equal NET Metering they pay consumers in the form of credits being added to your utility account. As your solar “credits” add up they are used to offset what you use from the utility during the night. The “cash” value of solar credits is generally not more than the wholesale rate for power and that is less than the credits.
NO. A solar system will not provide power when the grid goes down. To have access to solar power you would need to install a battery system as well.
No. Nothing that would be considered an “Act of God'' is included in a warranted item. Warranties only cover the natural functionality of the equipment. Similar to an AC system or a hot water heater.
No. You are not required to but it is a good idea to let them know you have installed a solar system and what the value of that system is.
In most states the HOA can’t stop you from installing solar power. They can object and add some rules as to where the systems can and can’t be but they don’t have the power to say no.
Battery & storage systems vary in price from company to company. They can range from $12,000 - $30,000 depending on what you are trying to achieve with your installation.
Solar systems generate a great deal of power and that power is not all being used by the property. Some of that power is going out to the grid. So if the grid were down, there would be nowhere for the excess power to go and that would create a fire hazard.
Typically, no. There is no value in a system that overproduces energy in hopes that there might be a check. The power company will only pay the wholesale rate which is lower in comparison to the additional solar power needed for the credit.
All of the GAF Energy TLS products are assembled in the USA.
Absolutely! Savings is savings and whether it’s 100% of your power or not solar is a great idea for the property.
Yes. In most cases they can withstand hail up to a small dime size in shape.
In most cases yes you can use the generator while you have solar on the home. Be sure to make it clear the generator brand and what it is connected to. When the grid goes down the solar will turn off and your generator can then be turned on.
The Tier rating system is based on the size of the project. Tier 1 is anything 11.7kW or smaller Tier 2 is anything larger than 11.7kW and requires enhanced insurance. In most cases it’s $1M of general liability insurance.
Systems are installed to meet the strictest hurricane codes in the country and if properly installed they can withstand high winds and bad weather. It is very rare that they ever come off.
Any damage caused by lighting will be covered by home insurance. We will simply replace the damaged equipment.
Yes. Although electricity doesn’t like high temperatures. The systems designers have taken into account the weather for the past 20 years and are designed to perform around any weather.
The solar installation has a full 25 years warranty for service, parts & labor. Even a leak in 10 years would be covered.
Yes, the final price is given up front and it is all inclusive of the full turnkey installation.
Yes, the direction of a roof makes a difference in how much energy a solar system can make. Generally, the south, east & west are the best directions for solar power generation.
The amount of solar needed is based on the kWh (kilowatt hour) of energy used each month at a property. We calculate the total annual usage and design the system to meet or exceed that number when the roof allows it.