Checklist for Going Solar

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Thinking of going solar? There are many things to understand before you make the switch. You want to be an informed homeowner and have a smooth transition from your local electricity provider to generating your own clean energy. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when you make the switch.

Solar Is a Renewable Resource

Energy from the sun’s rays is a clean, renewable source of energy to reduce your reliance on fossil fuels. Solar panels absorb sunlight and create direct current (DC) electricity. The DC electricity is passed through a solar inverter which converts the DC energy into the usable alternating current (AC) electricity your home runs on.

You’ll Enjoy Cost Savings

Moving to solar energy will help you save for many years to come. Excess power produced by your solar panels is returned to the power grid. You’ll receive credit on your monthly utility bill. The excess energy rate is determined by the Arizona Corporation Commission with energy buyback programs established by APS and SRP.

You’ll Generate Power Even on Cloudy Days and Nights

Whenever the sun isn’t shining, you’ll pull power from the power grid or from your battery system if you have one installed. The battery backup stores excess energy so you can power your house off the stored energy during an outage, at nighttime, or on cloudy days. The battery recharges itself during daytime hours.

Your Property Tax Won’t Increase

Going solar does not trigger a reassessment of your property value as solar panels are exempt from property taxes. In fact, your home’s value will increase up to 10% by adding a solar system.

You Can Rest Assured with a Solar Warranty

Solar panels usually have a 12-year product warranty and a 25-year power output warranty. The power output warranty guarantees that in 25 years, each panel will continue producing about 85% as much electricity as when the panels were first installed. The power generation for your panels continues to drop at a linear degradation rate defined by the manufacturer. Solar inverters have 12-year warranties and power optimizers generally have 25-year warranties.

Start Your Solar Journey

To get started, call Cool Blew Solar today and our expert technicians will provide a free solar system quote. Call us at 623-234-2836 to schedule your appointment. Our professionals will come out to your house to discuss your goals for going solar, review your home’s energy usage, perform a shade analysis on your roof, and provide you with a step-by-step process to make going solar a reality.