Residential neighborhood with solar installations
Residential neighborhood with solar installations

Why should I use Solar?

What are the financial reasons to go solar?

When you install solar 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 utility companies in your area, but going solar is a fit for almost everyone!

What are the benefits to the environment?

Solar power 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 is known to cause serious health issues.

Does Solar increase the value of my home?

Studies have shown that homes with solar energy systems sell for more than homes without them. However, your property value will only increase if you own your solar system. In most parts of the country, going solar will actually increase your property value more than a major room renovation.

How do Solar panels work?

How do Solar panels work?

When you install solar 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 utility companies in your area, but going solar is a fit for almost everyone!

Are my panels working when the sun isn’t shining?

Obviously the more sunlight, the better results. During cloudy days your solar panels will produce slightly less energy and no energy at night. However, because of rising electricity costs and amazing financial incentives, solar is still a great decision, even in Michigan.

What if snow gets on my panels?

Solar panels convert sunshine into power, so if your panels are covered in snow they can’t produce electricity. The great news is most panels are tilted and warm so snow runs right off but if any snow does accumulate, they can easily be cleaned with a SOFT brush or squeegee.

Can I go off grid with Solar Panels?

When you install solar panels on your property, you will still be connected the power company. When your panels aren't producing enough energy this allows use to use energy from the grid, and sell back excess energy you produce. It is possible to go off the grid with a solar system but you would need multiple batteries which can be costly and is unnecessary for most people.

Will I still have an electric bill?

You can reduce your bill by about 75%.

Does solar work in a power outage?

NO, the system is connected to the grid and will shut down automatically in a blackout. This is to prevent emergency responders and electricity utility repair-people from being injured by your panels sending power back to the grid. You can however backup your homes power using a battery and certain types of inverters.

How much will this cost to maintain?

The panels are nearly indestructible and in most cases will last 35-40 years. They are performance guaranteed for at least 25 years. Most solar companies offer a service plan that covers maintenance.


What are the incentives that are available?

Solar rebates and incentives vary depending on location but the most significant is the 30 percent federal investment tax credit (ITC), this allows you take 30% of the cost of your system and deduct it from your taxes. Some local areas may have extra incentives available.

What are the financing options?

We have multiple financing options available. Financing terms start at 10 years, 15 years, 20 year, and 25 years with varying interest rates determined by credit score ranging from 1.99%-7%

How do I get a quick estimated of my savings?

Am I ready for Solar

Can I afford Solar?

If you've been paying your electric bill all these years YOU CAN AFFORD SOLAR. $0-down financing options are available and make it easy for homeowners to start eliminating their high bills.

Is my roof suitable for solar panels?

Southern-facing roofs with little to no shade are the best places to put panels, depending on room on your roof. However, in many cases there are workarounds if your home doesn’t have the ideal solar roof. Ground mounted solar has amazing production numbers and can still allow you to go solar even with limited roof space.

What size Solar system do I need?

In order for us to give you an accurate assessment of the size of your system we will need a copy of your electric bill showing your usage chart. We typically design your system around your last 12 months of usage to make sure all your energy needs are covered.

Do I need a new roof for Solar?

Solar energy systems are designed to last at LEAST 25 years but it can cost you to have to remove and reinstall your panels if you need to have your roof replaced. Lots of our customers will also replace their roof while installing the Solar and we can include it in the financing in most cases. However a system can be installed on an older roof but be prepared for extra expenses in the future.

What happens when I sell my house with Solar?

Studies have shown that homes in Michigan typically sell for 4-5% more value then similar homes without Solar. This means that if you sell your home the cost of the system is normally covered by the increased sale price of the home.

How do I get the right stuff?

How do I choose a installer?

All our install teams are 100% insured and licensed and are very experienced. We only hire the best to ensure proper warranty coverage of your equipment.

What type of panels should I choose?

There are many different manufactures of Solar panels. We use different panels based on the requirements of the projects but all our panels come with a 25 year production warranty ensuring you see your return on your investment. Our main panels are also made right here in GA in the good old USA.

What are power inverters?

Your solar panels will always produce DC energy and while DC is great, most homes and appliances use AC for power. This means that the power has to be converted into AC in order to be used. There are 3 types of inverters: string/centralized inverters, microinverters, and power optimizers. Different systems work better with different inverters based on the requirements of the projects but it is common for inverters to be oversized when a system is designed. Ex. (10kW inverter for a 13.2 kW system)

What does the install process look like?

Once you get your quote from Solar On and you're happy with the proposal you get 3 days from the signature date to change your mind. Once those 3 days are up we begin the process of permitting. Once permits are approved we will reach out to schedule a day to install your system. Typically it's a 1 to 2 day install depending on the size of the system. Once installed we have to get final approval from the Power company to begin feeding your generated energy back into the grid.

Will I be able to track my production?

All our systems come with integrated monitoring to keep track of the production of your systems. This allows you to see your actual production vs estimated and make sure your panels are not being effected by any outside sources (shade, snow, etc)

Do I need a battery with my system?

Batteries can be pricey but come in quite handy in a loss of power. The most important feature a battery here in Michigan has though is the ability to use energy from your battery during non production hours to avoid paying higher rates. This allows you to offset almost your entire bill to the power company other then a $8-$10 connection charge.

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