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Process Of Solar & Frequently Asked Questions

NRG Pros, we base our business on professionalism and kindness with every project we begin. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to you and your home or business, making sure that the process is smooth and never deviates from the task at hand. In this blog, we are explain what is process of solar panel installation, repair and maintenance.

Our goal is to help as many people as we can move into a more sustainable future that is helpful to the environment, and to your wallet. Being in the industry for years has taught us to treat our clients how we expect to be treated, so every time you deal with us, you know you\’re receiving personal care.

Solar panels are more than just energy plates on your house – they’re better for the environment and easy on your wallet.

With Solar, the savings are as clear as day.

A standard solar panel (also known as a solar module) consists of a layer of silicon cells, a metal frame, a glass casing and various wiring to allow current to flow from the silicon cells. Silicon (atomic #14 on the periodic table) is a nonmetal with conductive properties that allow it to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity.

When light interacts with a silicon cell, it causes electrons to be set into motion, which initiates a flow of electric current. This is known as the “photovoltaic effect,” and it describes the general functionality of solar panel technology.

Solar panels are made up of smaller units called solar cells. The most common solar cells are made from silicon, a semiconductor. Each silicon cell only puts out half a volt, but when they’re put together, they can power an entire house or business. Solar cells last for decades, so if you’re ready to be reliant on the sun, let us know, today!

How our solar process works:

1. Consultation

From the very beginning, there are certain things that need to be discussed before we dive into the process. The consultation meeting will give us information about your home or business, your budget, and finance options available.

Having all the information about your home, the permits we need, and the exact measurements are all part of our consultation process. Not everyone has the right home to install solar panels and, this meeting will let us know if you qualify! Not everyone has the right home to install solar panels and, this meeting will let us know if you qualify!

2. Design & Permitting

Before any official work can be done but the consultation process was a success, there’s a series of permits and design elements that go into play. Of course, not everyone’s house looks the same, so our designers take precautions to ensure your roof can fit the panels.

There are many steps throughout the project that need to be monitored and our team will handle everything making sure that everything runs smoothly. Our team is full of experts that know the ins and outs of solar and will always steer you in the right direction.

Once we have finalized your home’s customized solution, we begin the design and permitting phase. Executing the proper design is thought out from the beginning in our consultation process. The measurements need to be heavily considered to keep everything in line from the start.

3. Utility Interconnection & Resource Selection

Your solar system locks you into a low electricity rate that is not subject to increases over time. Although calculating the quality of the panels over time may be difficult, scheduled maintenance and preventative measures will help ensure the longevity of the model.

With sustainable energy becoming more popular across several sectors, there is a high demand for the photovoltaic materials. Working with quality brands and manufacturers will ensure that your panels will last for a long time.

We expect to serve our clients with the utmost services and that begins with acquiring high-quality materials. By utilizing trusted industry names, we offer our services will only the best the market can deliver!

4. Management & Construction

The structural integrity of your home is heavily considered when it comes time to install the panels and place them with the optimum amount of exposure of sun energy. The construction process is a meticulous one, but well worth it.

By utilizing a monitoring software, keep up with the health and maintenance needs of your system at all times. No matter where you are, you’ll have an all-access pass to everything that is solar surrounding your residential or commercial property.

Read Also: Benefits of solar for your home

We utilize only the most qualified of brands for our projects. High quality materials are part of how we keep our customers happy and business growing each day! We’ve established close relationships with our clients and we couldn’t imagine it any other way. If you\’d like to know more about the projects we work on, contact us, today!

Frequently Asked Questions:

What rebates/incentives are available?

Right now you can take advantage of the 30% tax credit that is available to anyone who purchases solar technology for their home or business. This tax credit does expire at the end of 2016 so you should act soon!

Businesses can take advantage of MACRS depreciation as well as the 30% tax credit. The combination of these two incentives makes solar for business an unbelievable deal!

How does the 30% tax credit work?

The solar tax credit is a tax credit that is used to reduce your tax liability. So at tax time when you owe money to the IRS, you would use your solar tax credit to cancel out your IRS bill by the value of your tax credit. The tax credit is NOT a deduction, it’s a credit.

Example: You owe the IRS $10,000 in taxes, but you have a $10,000 tax credit from solar. So you would owe the IRS $0!

How much can I save by switching to solar?

Clients can expect to save around 15 to 20% on their solar panels when they’re installed. Those savings will accumulate over the lifespan of the panels.

What is the cost of a typical solar power system for a business?

We understand that not everyone has the budget for solar panels, but they’re eager to make the switch. If needed, we have financing options available.

Why is solar power cheaper than what I have now?

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 energy is absorbed into the panel batteries and then spread throughout the home or business to utilize as power. The more panels there are, the most power you can harbor and use daily.

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.

Will the solar panels last in strong winds?

We follow what is required by the Florida Building Code, and our engineers do not deviate from that standard. 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 of the appliances in your home 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?

Aside from cleaning off the dirt and dust that accumulates on the panels, not much else needs to be done. For larger repairs, call the professionals!

Should I reroof before installing solar panels?

If you don’t already have plans to reroofing, don’t worry about it. Down the line, if you change your mind, it’s not as difficult as you might think to remove the panels and work. 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 power systems are connected directly to your home or business and the electrical grid. Fortunately, there are some solar systems that can absorb and harbor the energy so it can be used at a later time. Even in the torrential downpours, we’ve got your back.

Is there anything stopping me from installing solar?

No! There is a state statute in Florida that we call the Solar Access Law. Allow there are permits that may be needed and notifying HOA is suggested, there is nothing that can stop you from moving along with the project.