3 Frequently Asked Questions About Switching to Solar

Questions About Switching to Solar

You’ve been thinking about making the switch, you’ve been reading our blog and following us on Facebook… but you haven’t picked up the phone to give us a call yet. It’s mid-summer now; prime time for homes with solar panels installed! You are missing out on the benefits! What’s holding you back? We’re taking the time to answer some lingering questions about switching to solar that potential customers commonly ask. We hope this will help convince you to give us a try!

Is switching to Solar a long process? What do I have to do?

It’s true that converting to solar takes more than a day. Depending on multiple factors, including the town where you live, it can take about six weeks. This is because there are multiple parties involved: your utility provider, your town, even your state. If you choose to lease or finance your equipment, a bank also needs to be involved. That’s a lot of paperwork and moving pieces! But please, don’t let that discourage you.

Because we are a fully licensed, full-service provider, we are able to streamline the entire process of conversion. That means helpful guidance step-by-step, a cohesive process involving all the necessary players and, most importantly, no hassle for you. Furthermore, because we are headquartered in Lexington and we have a team large enough to meet the needs of our customers, there is no wait list for work once everything is lined up and ready.

So what’s the “real” number? We give customers a general estimate of 30 to 90 days for a system to be assessed, designed and installed for our customers. That means that if you gave us a call right now, you could have a handsome system installed and working for you by apple picking season.

The starting point is getting in touch. You can call us or fill out our Quick Quote form.

Are solar panels attractive? Will they impact the sale of my home?

We certainly think that solar panels are handsome additions to any property! Because our systems are designed specifically for your home, your system will add functional and stylish character to your property. Furthermore, studies have shown that prospective homebuyers place green energy and energy efficiency as high-priority in their purchasing considerations. Especially if you choose to purchase your system outright, not only will you save on your energy bills now, you may also be rewarded with a higher home appraisal and sale price on your home in the future. Solar is a positive investment in our global community, your present budget and your financial future.

If you are concerned about the cost, remember that there are multiple state and federal incentives to help get you started, and we offer our own programs to help with the cost. We would be delighted to tell you about your options and how we can help.

What’s the point if I can’t store the energy I produce in the summer for use in the winter?

Because the systems that we install are still connected to the power grid, your solar panels will not “store” the excess energy that they produce for use at a later time. However, depending on your jurisdiction and your utility provider, you will still receive credit for any energy that your panels produce that are then put back into the grid thanks to net metering. This credit is then applied during the months when you use more energy than your panels can produce. So no, you won’t have extra energy for use on demand, but you can still reap the benefits of the long, sunny days of summer, even in the very short days during the winter months!

Still have questions about making the switch? Think it might be time to speak with us and get more of the information you need? We look forward to proving to you that switching to solar is worth it, and we know we can do the work to earn your business. Get in touch and see why so many people have had such a positive experience with Solar Five®!

Finally ready to give us a call? Have more questions that you’d really like answered? Make today the day you get in touch to get a free quote! Don’t miss another productive sunny day!


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