FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW MUCH DOES SOLAR COST?
The cost of adding solar to your home will vary based on how much electricity your home uses every year. California Solar Installers strives to design a system that will offset 100% of your total electrical needs each year.
CAN MY ELECTRIC BILL BE COMPLETLY ELIMINATED?
Most homes we install will produce more electricity than they use every year, bringing your net-electrical cost to $0, but the power company typically still charges a small connection fee to remain connected to their grid (typically about $100 per year).
DOES SOLAR GENERATE POWER DURING A BLACKOUT?
For the safety of workers attempting to fix power outages, solar systems that are connected to the electrical grid are required by utility regulations to shut off during blackouts. To maintain power in your home during a blackout, we offer battery backup systems that will power all of your critical loads during a blackout.
DOES A SOLAR SYSTEM NEED REGUALR MAINTENANCE?
The simple answer is no. With no moving parts and at least a 30-year expected lifespan, solar panels require very little maintenance. In fact, their design ensures that they remain relatively clean as long as they are exposed to some rain or a quick rinse every few months.
WHY WOULD I ADD SOLAR IF I PLAN ON MOVING IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.
People are moving all the time, but that shouldn’t impact your solar decision. A solar system can save you money today and even pay for itself in as little as five to six years. Even if you move before your solar investment is completely paid off, studies show the cost will likely be returned in increased value to your home.
Plus, your home would most likely sell faster, because who wouldn’t want a home with a cool solar system and no electric bills?
CAN I DISCONNECT MY HOME FROM THE GRID?
Yes, but to do so you would need to build a off-grid type system with enough battery power to run your entire home during the night and through-out storms. Contact one of our solar professionals to learn how we can help you design such a system.
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