Speir Solar is here to answer any and all frequently asked questions you may have about our process and about solar in general.
Questions About Solar?
To find out how much value solar adds to your home, realtors must fill out the Appraisal Institute’s Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum in order to help their client get a proper appraisal for their home with solar.
Solar energy has a great amount of advantages such as clean power, saving money on energy, and raising the value of your home!
You can get rebates for solar energy systems! Learn more at our rebates and incentives page.
Yes! Your electricity bill will be traded for a smaller bill with solar. Your savings amount may be impacted by the price of electricity and active solar incentive programs.
Solar panels absorb the sun’s energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.
In general, solar panels are very durable and capable of withstanding snow, wind, and hail. The various components of your solar power system will need to be replaced at different times, but your system should continue to generate electricity for 25 to 35 years.
Southerly-facing roofs with little to no shade and enough space to fit a solar panel system are ideal for installing solar. However, in many cases there are workarounds if your home doesn’t have the ideal solar roof.