Frequently asked questions

Will I still have an electric bill?
Your solar system will be customized to suit your individual needs. For some homes, this means offsetting a smaller percentage of their electric bill, and for others it can mean saying goodbye to their entire usage charge! (Most utilities will still charge a nominal ‘Basic Facilities Charge’ even if you cover 100% of your usage with solar. Check with your solar consultant, or utility company to find out what more about this charge.)
How will I know if it's working?
The first clue is the reduction in your electric bill! But, better than that, we will provide you with free, live monitoring so you can see exactly what your system is producing at any given time of day.
How does it work at night, or rainy days?
Your system is designed with rainy days and night time in mind. We can calculate the energy your system will produce over the course of the year, based on average sunlight hours in your area. During the day your system will produce more energy than you are using, and that will be “banked” with your utility, to be used at times when you are not generating enough for your needs.
How long do the panels last?
The solar panels come with a 25-year warranty. By this time, they have paid for themselves many times over, but many people will keep them for a good deal longer than that.
How does it work?
The solar panels generate electricity in the form of Direct Current (DC) from sunlight. This DC is converted to Alternate Current (AC) in an inverter. This covers all your electrical use in the home, and anything extra is sent back to your utility to be “banked” so that you can use it at times when your system is generating less (night time, for example).
How much does it cost?

The cost of the system is determined by what size system you purchase, and the quality of the materials used in your system. A larger system produces more energy than smaller systems, and therefore covers larger electric bills. When determining the size of the system a home needs, there are many variables to consider when making the best possible recommendation. For this reason, we send a trained solar consultant to your home to evaluate your individual situation before making our recommendations. If you’d like more information on this, please contact us by clicking here.

How do I claim my tax credits?

Easy! When you file your taxes, simply fill out this form for your federal credit, and this one for your state credit (South Carolina only). More information on the SC State Tax Credit here

For more information on how the credits actually work, check out this page.