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Frequently Asked Questions
Are Solar Leases too good to be true?
No upfront cost solar panels do sound appealing, but they are not all on the same footing. For many homeowners/building owners with a high electric bill, they can significantly lower your bill, without any additional costs. Leases are usually for 20 years, after which you are usually given the option of buying the panels at a reduced cost, or removing the system. There are just a couple of things anyone thinking of leasing should watch out for, what kind of panels they will be using, how much the bill will actually be lowered, and the details of what happens when the lease runs out.
What are the benefits to solar power?
Solar benefits include the fact that they’re environmentally friendly, economically sound, California has net-metering, solar has no moving parts, and there are rebates from the utility companies and tax credits from the state.
Also see our Benefits of Solar page.
Does specialization in design take away from the system’s yield or add to
the overall price?
Quite the opposite, aside from the aesthetics, Sun Integration’s element of design adds to the panels’ potential performance for your installation. Through design we can also accommodate more panels on your roof, tilt the panels according to your needs, and our prices are not affected and remain competitive.
What are the current rebates?
As you may know rebates fluctuate, we recommend linking to the following pages for more information:
- GoSolarCalifornia.ca.gov For information on rebates, tax credits, and incentives for solar energy systems in California.
- DSIREUSA.org source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives.
How can I get a quote?
Each solar installation project differs and thus you can call us at (818) 344-0440 or fill out a Free Solar Site Evaluation Form.
Here’s a sneak peak at what the variables are for the average rooftop solar PV installation.
- roofing material
- average hours of shade on roof
- age of building
- any leaks
- direction the roof faces
- average electricity bill
For a rough estimate of the size of the system, go to our Solar Calculator.
Do the panels require any regular maintenance?
Solar panels are very low maintenance, they do not have any moving parts, and often outlive their 25 year warranty. We do suggest you occasionally wash off dust by gently hosing them down.