What tax credits are available?+
Right now you can take advantage of the 30% federal tax credit that is available to anyone who has taxable income and purchases solar for their home, business, or utility-scale project.
Did you know: If you purchase a solar generation system and loop in the purchase of a gas generator or battery back up both can be applied with the 30% federal tax credit.
Will hail damage my solar array?+
Our panels are rated to withstand 1-inch hail at 50 mph winds. Solar panels are rated that way because that’s how much your typical shingled roof is rated to withstand, although our panels can typically handle much more. We had 39 instances in 2022 where we partnered with different roofers to replace a roof because of hail, but the solar panels were 100% intact and were able to be re-installed. Oklahoma weather is tough, but our panels are tougher.
How does the 30% tax credit work?+
The solar tax credit is a credit that is used to reduce your tax liability. So, when it’s time to submit your taxes and you owe money to the IRS, you would use your solar tax credit to cancel out your IRS bill with the value of your tax credit. The tax credit is exactly what it says it is, a credit. Not a deduction or a rebate.
How much can I save by switching to solar?+
Clients can expect to save around 60 to 65% on their electrical spend. Those savings will accumulate over the lifespan of the panels. Our average customer over the lifetime of their system (25 to 30 years) saves upwards of $60,000.
Why is solar power cheaper than what I have now?+
The cost of electricity that we utilize nowadays has steadily increased for over 20 years, but with solar power, that doesn’t occur. The sun’s price doesn’t increase.
When you produce your own power with solar, you could be paying a lot and you would NOT be subject to any inflation. You can lock in your electricity rate forever!
How is the solar energy stored?+
The truth is in most situations, the energy is not stored. Any over production of energy will be routed to the utility’s transmission grid through a process called Net Metering. Then when the sun is no longer providing needed power, you will be able to utilize the credits you have earned from your over production.
What equipment does solar use?+
We’ve hand-picked the highest quality equipment after combing through dozens of manufacturers. We focus on the quality of the product so we can guarantee that our clients are receiving nothing less than the best.
This includes our racking systems, microinverters, and of course – your solar panels. New black on black solar panels are available for residential customers, which are much more aesthetically pleasing than its predecessors.
Will the solar panels last in strong winds?+
Our projects can withstand winds up to over 150 mph.
How does an inverter work?+
Solar power inverters convert DC power to AC power. All homes use AC power and most all of the world is powered by AC power (unless you live on an island). Without inverters, your solar panels will only produce DC power, which your home cannot use.
What maintenance is required?+
Nearly zero. For larger repairs, call the professionals!
Should I reroof before installing solar panels?+
If you don’t already have plans to reroof, don’t worry about it. Down the line, if you change your mind, it’s not as difficult as you might think to remove your panels. It’s extremely common for roofers and solar installers to work together on projects.
What happens if the power goes out? Will I still have power from my solar panels?+
Most solar generation systems are connected directly to the electrical grid, which means when the grid is down so will your electricity. Because your home receives electricity from the grid, if your solar panels were still on during an outage this means you would potentially shock a lineman who is working on an electrical line.
The best way to store energy during an outage is through battery storage like the Tesla Powerwall. Call today to learn how to pair solar with battery storage to keep the lights on during an outage.
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