Below is a list of frequently asked questions that we've collected from our solar customers that may help you when deciding to go solar in Connecticut.
Why should I go solar?
What are the financial benefits of solar energy?
When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the current utility rates in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.
What are the environmental benefits of solar energy?
Solar power, like other renewable energy resources, has many environmental and health benefits. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.
What is net metering?
Net metering is the system that utilities use to credit solar energy system owners for the electricity produced by their solar panels. With net metering, you only pay for the electricity that you use beyond what your solar panels can generate.
How do solar panels work for my home?
How do solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work?
Solar panels absorb the sun's energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.
What are my solar financing options?
There are three solar financing options: you can purchase your system in cash, take out a solar loan to buy your system, or sign a solar lease.
How can I get a quick estimate of my solar savings?
Am I ready for solar?
How much does solar cost?
It all depends on how energy-efficient your home is. At Premier Improvements Solar, we create a custom design for your property and place solar panels in the most cost-effective areas. If you have a south-facing roof with little or no shaded property, we are able to use fewer panels than on a north-facing roof with shading. It is extremely important to reach out to a Professional Solar Installer to find a detailed shading analysis of your home. At Premier Improvements Solar, we use Premium Solar Options and industry-exclusive pricing to give our customers savings today and for years to come.
At Premier Improvements Solar, we can handle all of your needs from the design, permitting, installation & inspection of both residential and commercial properties. With solar tax credits still available, it's a perfect time to gain financial freedom from the utility companies. We service all of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, and are always here to answer any questions you may have.
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Can I afford to go solar?
If you can afford to pay your electricity bill you can afford to go solar. $0-down solar financing options, including both solar loans and solar leases, make it easy for homeowners with good credit to start saving on their electricity bills by going solar.
How long will my solar system last?
In general, solar panels are very durable and capable of withstanding snow, wind, and hail. The various components of your solar power system will need to be replaced at different times, but your SunPower system will continue to generate electricity for 40 years, the longest in the industry.
Why Solar, Why Now?
What are the reasons I should install solar panels?
#1 Drastically reduce or eliminate your monthly electric bill
Whether you’re a homeowner or business electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With solar, you’ll generate free power for your systems entire 40 year life cycle. If you have the ability to control a fixed cost (something you will always pay) for free, why wouldn’t you do it?
#2 Earn a great return on your investment
Solar Panels are not an Expense - They are replacing something you already pay for, but for less. They’re One of the Best ways to Invest because they are a Guaranteed Return on your Money. The Average HomeOwner pays off their System in 8-10 Years.
#3 Protect against rising energy costs
Solar panels are not an expense - they are replacing something you already pay for, but for less. They’re one of the best ways to invest because they are a guaranteed return on your money. The average homeowner pays off their system in 8-10 years.
#4 Increase your property value
Many recent studies have found that because of the constant increase of utility costs that owning your power substantially increases the value of your home. Click here for the Zillow.com Study