A site inspector will measure and assess your roof. This will require access to your roof, backyard, and an unlocked service panel.
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Applications for permits, utility, HOA and other agencies are completed and filed to collect potential incentives and necessary permits.
The system is then installed and quality checks are completed.
The city will then inspect the installation.
Upon their approval, the utility company also completes their review of the system and installation.
Final testing is completed to ensure your system is operating properly and it is officially turned on.
How Solar Works
Although they may look complicated, solar panels have no moving parts and require very little maintenance, other than occasional cleaning. An inverter takes the DC power directly from the solar panels and converts it to the same AC power that your home uses. There is no need to change your appliances. Solar + battery storage is a great combination but batteries are optional. Nothing in your home will have to change.
Solar panels convert sunlight into electricity that your home can use, reducing your electricity bills. Solar is more affordable than utilities and a range of financing options can help you generate savings right away.
During the day you’ll power your home with solar power. If you produce more electricity than needed, it is exported to the grid for utility company credit, and these credits help cover the cost of utility provided power at night.
Your monitoring system sends information about how much power your solar system is producing in real-time so you can maintain optimal system performance.
26% Federal Tax Credit
The investment tax credit (ITC), also known as the federal solar tax credit, allows you to deduct 26 percent of the cost of purchasing and installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes in 2021. Don’t wait! In 2023, the federal ITC is gone forever.
Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit. An individual or corporate income tax credit is available for taxpayers who own a qualified energy generator that first produces electricity from and after Dec. 31, 2010, and before Jan. 1, 2021, using a qualified energy resource.
This is not always thought of as an incentive and is not as obvious as a tax credit or cash payment but it is quite generous financial incentive. APS is mandated to compensate homeowners that export solar energy at a very attractive rate, which is sometimes higher than what they would otherwise pay for energy generated from other sources.
- 26% Federal Tax Credit: The investment tax credit (ITC), also known as the federal solar tax credit, allows you to deduct 26 percent of the cost of purchasing and installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes in 2021. Don’t wait! In 2023, the federal ITC is gone forever.
- $1,000 State Tax Credit: Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit. An individual or corporate income tax credit is available for taxpayers who own a qualified energy generator that first produces electricity from and after Dec. 31, 2010, and before Jan. 1, 2021, using a qualified energy resource.
- APS Net Export Rate: This is not always thought of as an incentive and is not as obvious as a tax credit or cash payment but it is quite generous financial incentive. APS is mandated to compensate homeowners that export solar energy sometimes at a higher rate than they would otherwise pay for energy generated from other sources.
Understanding Warranties and Guarantees
A Solar System from Sunny Energy comes with the best warranties available. We only choose equipment manufacturers with a long history of high quality and solid long-term warranties:
- Panels – 25 years on workmanship including labor, and 25 years on production guarantee
- Inverters – up to 25 years on workmanship
This is all backed by our 10 year complete system warranty and the Sunny Energy 25 year Production Guarantee, ensuring your solar system will produce the energy it’s supposed to for a long time.
Checklist To Choose A Solar Installer
Here is a helpful checklist with guidelines for selecting the best solar company for your solar installation. These tips and questions will help you identify which solar companies have the experience, quality products, trained personnel and the financial strength you want. The quality of the solar installer and equipment you select will directly affect your long-term savings and the system’s reliability. Pick the right combination and you’ll be setup for decades of success.
Make sure you’re getting the best equipment and service from a trusted company. Find out how long they have been in business and read reviews from third party sites like Yelp, Google, Solar Reviews and BBB.
If a salesperson pressures you by telling you the price will increase tomorrow, they’re not the right partner. A trusted company will help guide you along every step from selecting the best financing for you. It is very common for solar companies to push a single financing product that makes them the most money even if it’s not in the customer’s best interest. Be very cautious about any company that only recommends a solar lease or PPA as these are the most costly options available. At Sunny Energy we are not incentivized by any of our financing options.
Cut out the middleman and deal directly with the solar contractor. Never e-sign a contract before you ask them if they handle service requests and repairs. If the right equipment is installed in the right way, your solar system should operate without incident for many years. But what if something does go wrong? If it ever does, you’ll want a company that has a dedicated and experienced service department that can quickly diagnose and resolve issues in the field. Sunny Energy has a dedicated services department and we make every effort to correct any issue in the shortest time possible.
Ask for a copy of the contractor’s and subcontractor’s license, insurance and worker’s comp policies to ensure that you will not liable for damages or injuries during installation.
Don’t sign a contract until you review which payment method is best for your situation.
Show Off Your Sustainable Side
The sun is the most abundant source of energy available. In fact, the sun produces more energy in an hour than humanity uses in an entire year! Reducing our carbon footprint is critical to ensuring our planet can provide a safe environment for generations to come. More new solar energy generating systems have been added to the grid than the worst carbon emitting power plants every year for several years, and this trend is expected to grow!
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