[toggle title=”Does Solar work when it’s not sunny?”]The solar energy system works during the daytime, even when it’s not sunny. But the panel cannot be fully efficient on cloudy days—the energy production is restricted. The panels need access to direct sunlight to maximize their efficiency. [/toggle]
[toggle title=”Do solar panels work in the snow? “] A solar panel works efficiently in snow and heavy cold, as long as it gets enough sunlight. Solar arrays are designed and aligned in a way that snow cannot accumulate on top of them for a long time.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Do solar panels work at night?”] No, solar panels don’t work at night. During these hours you purchase electricity from the grid, or if you have solar batteries, you put them to use.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”How much does a solar system cost?”] Solar system cost is fairly consistent across markets, and consistently getting lower with time. That said, there are a number of variables that drive the cost of a residential rooftop solar system:
- What is your roof made of?
- Is your roof easy to get to?
- Does your roof have a lot of space?
- Do you want basic panels, high-efficiency panels, or something in between?If you need to generate a lot of power but have limited space on your roof, you may need to pay a premium for a more efficient panel. Higher quality panels capture more energy from the same amount of sunlight. Get a custom solar estimate in seconds!
[toggle title=”What is the process of installing solar panels? “]
At KR Solar, our energy panel installation process consists of the following steps:
- A free discovery call
- Cost proposal submission
- Design & engineering
- Obtaining permits
- Installing panels
- Inspection by the municipality and the utility company
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[toggle title=”Do I own the system?”]Yes, you are the owner of the system.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Do the panels deteriorate with time?”]Like most other equipment, solar panels do deteriorate over time, but at a very slow rate. A panel loses 7-8% capacity over a period of 10 years. So even after 25 years of installation, the panels will continue to operate with 80% capacity. [/toggle]
[toggle title=”Is Solar a good backup when the power goes out?”]Solar can provide backup only when you have invested in batteries. So basically, instead of selling all the excess energy to the grid, you use them to charge batteries. These batteries can be used as backups to power your home in case the power goes out.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Is my system covered under warranty? “]
With KR Solar, your solar system is fully covered by warranty. Currently, we offer the following:
- 10-year workmanship warranty for covering installation deficiencies
- 25-year manufacturer’s warranty for covering manufacturing defects
- 25-year production warranty covering the uninterrupted production of energy
[toggle title=”Do I need batteries? “]Batteries are not mandatory for your solar system. If you have a higher budget, you can invest in batteries as a power backup option. They take care of your energy needs during power outages.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”What is Net Metering? “]Your solar panel is connected to the grid. When your system produces excess electricity than you need, you send it back to the grid and earn credits against it. And at night when the solar panels are not working, you buy electricity from the utility company. This mechanism is called Net Metering.[/toggle]
[toggle title=”Does solar panels for home need maintenance?”]Yes, solar panels need maintenance. Over time, solar panels get covered with dirt and dust which can take a toll on their efficiency. Cleaning them once every six months keeps them clean, and makes sure they are functioning at the top of their capacity. [/toggle]