Residential Solar Panels can be installed a variety of ways. The most common way is to attach them to the roof. Yet depending on your location, amount of sun exposure your roof receives, and the age of your home some people decide our ground system is a better fit.
The costs of Solar panels have dropped significantly since the start of the new millennium. For most people the economics of using solar energy is a no brainer. All roofs are different and the Return on Investment largely depends on the solar incentives offered in the area, programs offered by the energy company in your area, and your personal energy independence desires.
For many the upfront costs can be nothing and are less relevant than the financing terms. We are partnered with multiple financing firms to ensure our friends can get the lowest rates. Financing a Solar System results in immediate cash savings on monthly bills.
Depending on your utility company you may get paid for the extra energy you produce through a system called net metering. This means months where you produce more energy than you use you can receive a credit toward future bills or receive a check from the electric company.
Photovoltaic panels have come a long way in the past few years. While Solar panels are most efficient in direct sunlight they still create power when the light is reflected or obstructed by clouds. Of course they won’t produce quite as much energy but with a net metering policy provided by your local energy company; sunny days will make up/offset the energy needed at night or when overcast.
When properly installed a Solar System should last at least 30-40+ years. We are estimating this time on the low end because at Queen City Solar we only offer the most technologically advanced PV systems available. We like to under promise and over deliver.
Tax incentives vary in every state. There is a 30% federal tax credit in place until 2020, after 2020 it will be reduced.
Many states have incentives or rebates along with the federal tax credit for example South Carolina offers a 25% rebate on residential systems meaning that residents in South Carolina will only have to pay 45% of the value of their new system.
Photovoltaic Systems require very little maintenance. We suggest you give the panels a quick rinse every few weeks to keep it from getting dirty to allow the maximum amount of sun exposure.
At QC Solar customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. To ensure you are comfortable with the performance of your home solar energy system, we guarantee your panels will perform for up to 25 years and any damages to your roof caused by malfunction will be covered for up to 10 years.