Despite the fact solar energy has been in the mainstream for more than two decades, misconceptions and misinformation about the technology continue. Many people have questions about the viability of solar power for their home, business or institution. Here are some of the most common questions relating to solar energy in Appleton, WI:
Will my panels produce energy when it’s cloudy outside?
Does solar installation impact my property values?
What happens if snow gets on my solar panels?
How much can I expect to pay upfront for solar installation?
What are the financial benefits of solar?
Another benefit to solar energy systems is the increase of value on your property. Studies show, on average, a 5kW system will increase a property’s value by $20,000.
Adding solar panels to your property will pay for itself AND increase your property value! That is a Win-Win investment!
What happens when the weather is bad?
If you live in an area that receives heavy snow, you may want to consider a ground mounted system that is easier to clean during the winter months. The snow will melt off of the panels faster than it would off of a roof, and with the right tools, the snow can be removed to continue producing at maximum capacity.
With Net Metering, you will over produce in the warmer months which will spin your meter backwards and add credits to your electric bill.
Can I go off-grid?
If you choose to stay grid-tied, the system will shut down in a power outage for safety reasons. If this is a concern, Independent Solar can build a package to include a generator to cover you in those times of power loss.
How much will solar panels cost to maintain?
What size system should I get?
Independent Solar will help you find the right size system to fit your needs. Have your electric bill handy and give us a call. We will determine what size system will fit on your roof or chosen ground area and match it as closely as possible with your current energy usage to eliminate as much of your energy bill as possible. We use tools that factor weather in your specific area to estimate your solar needs.
Decide if Solar Panels are Right for You
If you have further questions about solar panels, or if you’d like more information on the potential cost of installing panels at your home or business, reach out to Independent Solar today. Call one of our friendly, knowledgeable technicians at 920-740-9123.
We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a free installation cost estimate.