Frequently Asked Questions
What does a 5kW system look like?
We offer a Kyocera MyGen ™ system, which is a set of sleek panels that are installed on the south-facing side of your roof. Panels will be angled as necessary toward the available sunlight or set flat against a pitched roof. Click here
to see an installed Kyocera MyGen ™ system.
How do I determine if I have adequate roof space for a system?
Solar electric systems are a viable power solution for most homes. For an effective application, south-facing roof space should be available. A west-or east-facing roof can still produce approximately 90% of the power of a south-facing roof.
What are the environmental benefits of a 5kW solar system?
A typical 5kW system eliminates more than 6 tons of CO2 emissions annually. This is the same as planting more than 2.5 acres of trees annually or cutting your weekly gas consumption by 25 gallons.
How much will I save on my energy bills?
The amount of power produced by a solar system varies depending on the size of the system and your geographic location and climate. A system that reduces your electricity use by 40% to 50% is typically the most cost-efficient approach for home solar power. Click Here
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What products are being installed through this program?
Kyocera MyGen ™ Grid-Connected Systems are convenient and comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) power equipment packages designed specifically for residential applications. Each pack is pre-engineered to optimize system performance and meet applicable NEC codes and requirements. All major PV system components, disconnects and grounding equipment are included, providing everything you need to generate your own electricity. We will continue to utilize industry leading products through this program and is constantly reviewing product/technology improvements for possible implementation in this program.
How long will my solar application last?
The solar panels have a 25-year power warranty from the manufacturer, and solar inverters generally have 10-year warranties, with extended warranties available.
Is 5kW of solar enough to power my house on a daily basis?
The solar system size usually depends on your average electrical usage, climate, roof angle, and many other factors. With this information, we can apply the benefits of a 5kW system to your property and give an estimate of how much electricity use you will offset with your system.
Does our area provide enough sunlight to make this investment worthwhile?
Although it is true that some areas of the country have more solar resources than others, the U.S. has abundant sunshine for cost effective solar energy systems in all states. Many families and businesses offset most, and sometimes all, of their electric bill with the solar energy they produce.
What happens at night or on cloudy days?
Your system will not work at night because solar modules need sunlight to produce power. Solar modules will still produce power on a cloudy day, although reduced when compared to power produced under full sun.
How will weather affect my system?
In most areas of the country, there is sufficient rain to clean the solar panels. Our panels are installed at a pitch, or angle, so that the snow slides down and melts naturally within a short time under normal circumstances. Our calculations estimating solar electric output account for snowfall.
Who will install my solar electric system?
Systems will be installed by Our Certified Solar Contractors. They have undergone extensive training which guarantees a secure installation and the maintenance of the system.
Will I receive any government incentives or tax breaks from my solar installation?
There are currently utility rebates, government incentives and tax benefits, which can reduce the original project cost.
What are the roles of the companies involved?
- Energy Service Providers: Supply customers with retail electricity used in residences.
- Our Company: Renewable energy company that identifies and certifies installers, provides products, and assists with paperwork.
- Our Solar Contractors will serve as your personal solar expert, and work with you to select (and install) the correct solar energy system for your home or business.
- Kyocera: Leading world-wide manufacturer of solar electric systems (MyGen ™ kitted solutions).