Am I good candidate for a solar system?
There are a few factors that determine if solar is right for you. Does your roof face south, east, or west? Are your roof shingles less than 15 years old? Do you have an electric bill that is $75 or more per month? If you answered yes to these questions, then you are most likely a great candidate for solar power.
How do solar panels work?
Solar Panels are made up of silicone cells that turn sunlight into (DC) electricity. Once produced, that electricity flows into an inverter that converts it to (AC) electricity so that is usable in your home. The systems production is monitored by your utility company each month via net-metering. Net metering allows you to receive the full retail credit on your utility bill for each kWh of electricity your system produces.
How large of a solar system do I need?
The size of your system is based on the amount of electricity you consume along with your available roof or ground space.
Is it really possible to get a solar system installed on my roof for "zero down"?
Yes! With Sun Up Zero Down, going solar has never been easier. Just fill out our 5-minute online credit application and once approved you will qualify for a solar system that is guaranteed to lower your electric bill.
What makes solar leasing possible?
The solar leasing company we partner with is able to take advantage of some federal and state tax benefits in a way that homeowners can not. This makes solar leasing monetarily beneficial for both the homeowner and the solar leasing company.
What if something goes wrong with the solar system over its lifetime?
You have nothing to worry about. All of our systems come with full warranties, insurance covering theft and damage, and professional grade monitoring to make sure it is always producing the way it should.
What is the difference between a solar lease and a solar power purchase agreement (PPA)?
Both of these are great options where another company owns and maintains the solar system and the homeowner benefits from the electric savings. The main difference between the two is that a solar lease has a fixed monthly payment that never changes, and a solar PPA lets the homeowner buy the electricity that the system produces each month at a discounted rate.
What happens at the end of the lease?
At the end of the term you may either renew for free and keep taking advantage of the lower rate or you can have your system removed at no cost.
What happens if I move before the end of the term?
If you decide to sell your home, you can tran sfer the lease to the new homeowner at no cost to either party. The new homeowner will get to take advantage of the reduced electric bill along with all of the warranties, monitoring, and free insurance.
What is the difference between lowering my rate with solar and lowering my rate with a third party supplier?
There are two charges on your electric bill, delivery and supply. Delivery averages out to about 8 cents and supply is about 11. By signing up with a third party supplier your delivery charges will not change. You can however, reduce your supply cost by approximately 10 to 20 percent but the savings are temporary. Some third party suppliers have variable rates and some can lock your rate in for a year or two. With solar we can reduce your entire electric bill (delivery and supply) by 30-40% and the savings are locked in for 20 years. You aren’t subject to variable rates or teaser rates.