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Frequently Asked Questions

What does solar cost?

There are a number of variables that may impact the price. However, you can expect to pay between $2.50 and $4.00 per installed watt of solar power for a grid-tied system.

Does solar work in Kentucky?

Yes, there is sufficient sunlight in this region to make installing solar a financially viable option.

What is the return on investment for solar?

Residential systems typically see an average ROI of 10-14 years, while commercial projects can have a payback period as low as eight years.

What is the warranty on solar panels?

We only use panels with a minimum performance warranty of 25 years.

What is the lifespan of solar panels?

You can expect a minimum of 30 years from a panel, with an average annual degradation of 0.5% in performance.

What's the difference between a microinverter and a string inverter?

A microinverter converts DC power from the panel to AC power at the array, typically connecting 1-4 panels to each inverter. A string inverter connects all panels in 1-3 strings and converts DC power to AC away from the array.

Is there long-term maintenance with solar panels?

Typically, panels require minimal maintenance. However, regular checks by your installer or a service provider can be beneficial.

Is there a tax credit for solar?

Yes, a federal tax credit is still available for solar. The residential credit is $5695, and the commercial credit is $3468. Commercial systems may also qualify for accelerated depreciation. Please consult www.dsireusa.org for additional incentives.

Are there state incentives for solar?

Not in Kentucky, but please consult www.dsireusa.org for all available incentives.

How much do solar panels weigh?

Each panel weighs between 40 and 55 pounds. A typical complete system may add 2.5 to 5 pounds per square foot of load to a roof.

Do I need to replace my roof for solar?

It's recommended to replace a roof nearing the end of its lifespan before installing a solar system. Consider having your roof inspected before soliciting bids for solar.

What are the color options for solar panels?

Frames come in black or mill-finish aluminum (silver), while cells are black (monocrystalline) or dark blue (polycrystalline).

What are the permit requirements for solar?

Requirements vary by county and state. We'll ensure you have all the necessary permits for your area.

What are the different types of batteries for solar?

There are three primary types: lead acid, sealed lead acid, and lithium-based. We prefer using Fortress Energy batteries, which are lithium iron phosphate.

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