Frequently Asked Questions
Zillow believes homes with solar sell at a 4% premium. The TX Association of Home Realtors believe solar panels increase the value of your home the most out of 30 home remodeling projects assessed, with an average premium increase of ~$14,600. The Department of Energy states that for every $1000 in electricity savings, the value of your home can increase $15,000-20,000.
Most homeowners insurance policies cover solar panels, which means no extra cost. In some cases, you may need to increase the amount of coverage on your home
In Texas, an HOA cannot legally prohibit a homeowner from installing solar on their property. While these laws protect a homeowner from being denied their right to install solar, HOAs still have the ability to place restrictions on where and how it is installed and a consent is required
A once-a-year annual cleaning is suggested for your solar system, done after the spring time once pollen, dust, and soil has settled. Besides that, maintenance on these electrical components is extremely minimal so long as the system was properly installed in the first place.
Solar panels will not operate during a grid loss, unless you have a battery back-up system that reroutes your solar production to the batteries instead of back-feeding the grid.
The solar panel is the backbone of the solar system, and should be the primary focus when evaluating quotes. Panels are judged by power rating, cell efficiency, temperature coefficient, degradation factor, brand equity, aesthetics, warranties.It is important to choose a panel based that meets your performance goals and aesthetic preference to maximize production and savings
Solar roof tiles are the latest technology on solar power systems, The Tesla Solar Roof is a building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) product that takes the functionality of solar panels and integrates it into a roof tile for a slicker and nicer look.
Solar batteries work by converting the DC energy being produced by your solar panels and storing it as AC power for later use.
The process from the 1st consultation all the way to the installation day could take an average of up to 40 days. This period includes time for the assessment and permits. A typical, 12 KW grid-tied, roof-mounted solar PV system can be installed in 1-2 days. Larger systems, battery back-up and ground-mount systems can often take a week or more. Commercial installations can take several weeks or months.
Your inverter will have a monitoring platform that allows you to monitor the solar system from yourdesk-top computer, tablet or mobile phone. We will provide set-up and training we’ll make sure it’s setup and working when helping you during the post-installation follow-up.
The cost varies depending on your roof location and energy consumption needs. The average price per watt for solar panel is $2.75. A medium size home with a full solar panel system could cost between $12,000 and $40,000. Federal solar tax credit deducts your cost by 26% bringing the total price down.
Solar panels are more efficient when they have direct access to the sunlight, sometimes trees can block sunlight from hitting your solar panels, which could reduce their performance. In this case our team could suggest trimming some branches to allow a better design and energy production.
No, the best direction to face solar panels is where they’d receive the most sunlight, usually south.
Solar panels are designed to withstand hail up to 1′ at 52 mph. it can withstand wind and snow loads up to 5400 Pa. There are drainage systems at the corners of the frame, which ensures reliable water drainage on the module glass. The Solar modules that we use at Good Faith Energy are incredibly durable. The likelihood of the solar panels getting damaged by weather is very small.
Lowers or eliminate your electric bill, protects against increasing electric rates, increases the value of your home (100% tax exempt), low risk/long-term investment, self-sufficient and energy independence, help the planet.
Yes, if your system does not covers 100% of your energy consumption and you don’t have a battery system you are still recommended to keep your electric company
Every utility company credits solar energy differently. In Texas’ deregulated market, 85% of consumers across the state can pick their retail electric provider (TXU, Reliant, Green Mountain Energy, etc). Make sure you get clarity from yoursales consultant on how your utility provider reports net-metering and if they offer a buyback plan, and whether that buyback plan rolls credits over monthly or is capped monthly, if it’s credited at wholesale value or retail value, and whether credits from one meter can feed other meters on the same account.
A once-a-year annual cleaning is suggested for your solar system, done after the spring time once pollen, dust, and soil has settled. Besides that, maintenance on these electrical components is extremely minimal so long as the system was properly installed in the first place
We pride ourselves in the fact we have one of the strongest loans in the industry-a 20-year, 3.39% with 0% down loan available to only 40 companies nationwide.In addition, we can provide 12-month same as cash loans, as well as a 10-yr 2.99% loan.
25 years warranty on labor, frame and shipping.