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Debunking Common Myths & Misconceptions About Solar Panels

Debunking the Myth of “Free” Solar

One of the most common myths and misconceptions about solar is that it is “free”. While some advertisements may tout solar as being free, the reality is that solar energy still incurs costs. However, by going solar, you can significantly reduce your monthly electricity expenses. For instance, homeowners in regions with high power rates, like the Northeast, often replace their utility bills with lower monthly costs by switching to solar.

 

Debunking the Myth of “Free” Solar

Let’s address a common misconception – “free” solar. While some advertisements may tout solar as being free, the reality is that solar energy still incurs costs. However, by going solar, you can significantly reduce your monthly electricity expenses. For instance, homeowners in regions with high power rates, like the Northeast, often replace their utility bills with lower monthly costs by switching to solar.

Is Solar Energy Viable in New England?

Absolutely. Despite colder climates and shorter days, New England is actually one of the best regions in the country for solar energy. With high power rates and ample annual sunlight, homeowners in New England can enjoy substantial savings and rapid return on investment by harnessing the power of solar energy.

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Most regions with high electricity & power rates would benefit from solar panels.

Is solar viable in New England?

Absolutely. Despite colder climates and shorter days, New England is actually one of the best regions in the country for solar energy. With high power rates and ample annual sunlight, homeowners in New England can enjoy substantial savings and rapid return on investment by harnessing the power of solar energy.

Please Note: 
Most regions with high power rates would benefit from solar panels.

What if my Roof Leaks?

Fear not. Modern solar panels have a long history of compatibility with various roof types, including shingles and metal roofs. Our meticulous installation process, which includes flashing and sealing techniques similar to those used for plumbing vents, ensures that your roof remains watertight. Additionally, our industry-leading warranties guarantee that any issues related to the solar system’s installation will be promptly addressed, providing you with peace of mind and a secure home environment.

Please Note: 
We use panels and materials that are compatible with different types of roofs. 

What if my Roof Leaks?

Fear not. Modern solar panels have a long history of compatibility with various roof types, including shingles and metal roofs. Our meticulous installation process, which includes flashing and sealing techniques similar to those used for plumbing vents, ensures that your roof remains watertight. Additionally, our industry-leading warranties guarantee that any issues related to the solar system’s installation will be promptly addressed, providing you with peace of mind and a secure home environment.

Please Note: 
We use panels and materials that are compatible with different types of roofs. 

Image of RI residential solar panel installation, on the roof of a big house. We are Rhode Island solar contractors that install solar panels all over New England.

Solar Causes Fire, What About Safety Concerns?

Safety is our top priority. Solar installations adhere to strict regulations and standards, including grounding systems and rapid shutdown mechanisms to mitigate risks. Our expert team ensures that your solar system is installed securely and complies with all safety codes, providing you with peace of mind.

Please Note: 
It’s not just us, as a Solar Company, deciding what is or isn’t safe for your home. As with almost all aspects of residential home construction, solar panel installations are regulated by international, state, and local building codes.

Solar causes fire, what about safety concerns?

Safety is our top priority. Solar installations adhere to strict regulations and standards, including grounding systems and rapid shutdown mechanisms to mitigate risks. Our expert team ensures that your solar system is installed securely and complies with all safety codes, providing you with peace of mind.

Please Note: 
It’s not just us, as a Solar Company, deciding what is or isn’t safe for your home. As with almost all aspects of residential home construction, solar panel installations are regulated by international, state, and local building codes.

Here is a picture of our NH solar panels. The solar installation is on both sides of the roof of the house. Our NH solar company installs solar panels all over New England, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, and beyond.

Is it Harder to Sell Your Home if it Has Solar Panels Installed?

Wondering about the implications of selling a home with solar panels? Studies show that solar installations can actually increase the value of your home. Transferring financing or power purchase agreements to new homeowners is seamless, making solar a valuable asset that enhances your home’s appeal and resale value.

 

Is it harder to sell your Home if it has Solar panels installed?

Wondering about the implications of selling a home with solar panels? Studies show that solar installations can actually increase the value of your home. Transferring financing or power purchase agreements to new homeowners is seamless, making solar a valuable asset that enhances your home’s appeal and resale value.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Solar Panels

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Am I still connected to the grid once I go solar?

Absolutely! Going solar doesn’t mean cutting ties with the grid. Our grid-interconnected solar solutions ensure that you have a reliable power source, whether the sun is shining or not. You can seamlessly switch between solar power and grid power, ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply for your home.

What happens if my Solar Panels get damaged by Mother Nature?

No need to worry! Our solar panels are built to withstand the elements. But in the rare event of damage caused by Mother Nature, rest assured that your solar investment is protected. Our warranty covers repairs or replacements, ensuring that your system is back up and running in no time.

Does my home qualify for Solar?

Most likely, yes! Our solar solutions are tailored to fit a wide range of homes and budgets. Whether you own a single-family home, a townhouse, or even a condo, we can design a solar system that meets your needs. Plus, with flexible financing options, going solar has never been more accessible.

Who will maintain my Solar System?

We’ve got you covered! Our team will take care of all your solar system maintenance needs, so you can sit back and enjoy the benefits of clean, renewable energy. From routine inspections to occasional cleaning, we’ll ensure that your system is operating at peak performance year-round.

Am I still connected to the grid once I go solar?

Absolutely! Going solar doesn’t mean cutting ties with the grid. Our grid-interconnected solar solutions ensure that you have a reliable power source, whether the sun is shining or not. You can seamlessly switch between solar power and grid power, ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply for your home.

What happens if my Solar Panels get damaged by Mother Nature?

No need to worry! Our solar panels are built to withstand the elements. But in the rare event of damage caused by Mother Nature, rest assured that your solar investment is protected. Our warranty covers repairs or replacements, ensuring that your system is back up and running in no time.

Does my home qualify for Solar?

Most likely, yes! Our solar solutions are tailored to fit a wide range of homes and budgets. Whether you own a single-family home, a townhouse, or even a condo, we can design a solar system that meets your needs. Plus, with flexible financing options, going solar has never been more accessible.

Who will maintain my Solar System?

We’ve got you covered! Our team will take care of all your solar system maintenance needs, so you can sit back and enjoy the benefits of clean, renewable energy. From routine inspections to occasional cleaning, we’ll ensure that your system is operating at peak performance year-round.

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