Owning a solar-energy system may seem like a daunting proposition, but the experts at Green Street Solar detail just how easy and affordable it is
Should I lease or buy a solar-energy system?
The most benefit can be had through owning your system. Leasing offers very few long-term benefits and can even make it more challenging if you ever need to sell your home.
Are federal & state rebates still available?
Yes, Maryland and Delaware offer state incentives on top of the 30% federal tax credit, which can make it affordable and attractive to own your solar-energy system.
If I buy my solar system does it really take 20 years to pay itself back?
No, typically solar-energy systems will pay themselves back somewhere between five and eight years.
What kind of maintenance can I expect with my solar-energy system?
Online monitoring has all but eliminated the need for on-site maintenance. Should a problem ever arise, you would be notified via email, so the issue can be dealt with promptly.
How long on average can I expect the solar-energy system to last?
Solar-energy systems are designed to be reliable and maintenance-free for at least the first 20 years. All major components have at least a 10-year warranty and solar-panel performance is guaranteed for 25 years.
Where is the best place on my house to have a solar-energy system installed?
Typically you would have panels installed on your southernmost-facing roof or an array mounted on the ground facing south.
If my solar system is installed on my roof, can I be assured it won’t leak?
Yes, the solar industry has advanced in this area. There are methods and products available for a watertight installation on almost any type of roof. In fact, most today are building-code approved and will not void roof warranties.
Is every house a good candidate for solar?
Most homes have at least one roof that will work, however there are situations where solar wouldn’t be feasible, due to shading from trees and/or other obstructions.
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