Is solar power for your home expensive?
While there is an upfront expense to solar panel installation on your home, this investment will save you a great deal of money over the years. You’re likely to see a savings of hundreds or even thousands of dollars off your energy bill each year. In addition, there are rebates available that will save you money on taxes, solar will increase the value of your home, and you may be able to produce enough electricity to sell some of it back to Nevada Power.
Does it work if there’s no sun?
Solar panels don’t require constant sun to generate power. Even during the winter months, when there are fewer daytime hours, panels will create enough electricity to power an average home.
Do I have to do a lot of maintenance to keep my residential solar panels functioning?
If you have visions of scaling your house to clean or maintain your solar panels, don’t worry. When you hire a quality installer, your panels will only require a yearly preventative maintenance check and a cleaning, which your solar installer should perform. Solar panels that are dirty have a slightly reduced solar output, so you’ll want to make sure you get your solar panels cleaned once a year.
How long do solar panels last?
Solar panels are warranted for about 25 to 30 years, however, they are able to produce energy long after this point. There are three different types of panels: Monocrystalline Solar Panels can last between 25 and 50 years Polycrystalline Solar Panels last around 25 years before efficiency decreases Tin-film Solar Panels last between 10 and 20 years, however, they are much easier to install
Will my solar panels work if there’s a power outage?
Yes, but only if you have a residential solar battery. Batteries store extra power for later use, so the higher the battery capacity you have, the more solar energy you’ll be able to store.