Absolutely! Tempe, Arizona and the cities of Maricopa County are just about as perfect as you can get for solar energy. In Tempe, we get an average of 300 sunny days a year, well above the national average of 205. This gives us yet another reason to live in beautiful Tempe - not only to enjoy the sunny weather, but those residents with solar power installations can also enjoy the benefits of a highly productive renewable energy system.
Will my rooftop work for solar panels?
A roof assessment will be part of our initial site survey. There are several factors to consider when determining whether your roof will work for solar. For more information, click here.
What is the typical solar installation cost?
Several factors come into play when it comes to the cost of your installation, and for this reason the overall cost can greatly vary. Those factors include your present energy use, the amount of electricity you would like to offset, the solar panel system size, the direction of your roof and the amount of sunlight your roof receives. As an experienced and licensed solar contractor, we can customize a proposal for your given situation. After initially speaking with you and some basic info-gathering, we can put together a proposal that will provide you maximum solar output while saving on costs. Our mission is to provide affordable solar power systems for those who want to go green!
How will solar panels affect my property value?
There is a good chance your property value will increase. Studies show that home-seekers will shell out more cash for a home with a solar system already installed than for similar properties without solar systems. A thorough review of real estate market data approximately $6,000 was added to the property value for each kW size increase. Going green isn’t just for our planet - it will help your pocketbook as well.
Can extreme weather affect solar panels?
Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about storms too much in Tempe. But if we did, rest assured that solar panels are rigorously tested products and are structured to withstand damage from extreme weather. UL, ISO and CSA standards are examples of protocols that solar panels are often subjected to, in order to prove that there is minimal or zero damage caused by destructive forces. A licensed solar power provider will make sure the system installation is impacted by wind as little as possible, and will also properly ground the system to reduce possibility of a strike by lightning.
What is the maintenance required for solar panels?
One of the best features of solar panels is that they need hardly any maintenance. You could sweep them off on occasion, but this is usually not needed since most dust will fall from the angled surface naturally and with the wind. A small amount of debris or dust will not affect solar performance.
What is the timeframe for a solar power installation?
Usually, for a typical residence, we will complete the installation in one day. For a larger sized system, the installation can take up to 5 business days. From beginning to end (information-gathering, quoting stage, site evaluation, scheduling the date for installation, and actual installation itself) the process can take between three to eight weeks.
What is involved in the solar installation process?