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How do solar panels work?

  • Rooftop panels contain silicon semiconductors that absorb sunlight and work even on cloudy days.
  • Panels convert sunlight into electrons which flow as DC current to the inverter.
  • DC current passes through the inverter and becomes AC current, the electricity used in your home.
  • Any excess electricity produced flows to our grid and we credit your account. Because your home is connected to our power grid, you’ll always have electricity.

What are the benefits of solar?

There are many reasons going solar will be beneficial for your household. Some of these include decreasing your energy bills, protecting against rising energy costs, increasing your property value, creating United States jobs, and protecting the environment. Learn more about these, and other benefits you may experience by installing solar on your house, here.
 

How do I put solar on my house?

There are several routes to putting solar on your home. A good place to start is checking out the solar resources available to you from your energy provider (APS or SRP), as well as all of the wealth of information provided on the Energy Sage website(an unbiased cost estimator resource & information pool):

APS: Types of Solar, Incentives and more

SRP: Solar Electricity for Your Home

Energy Sage: To Buy, or To Lease

 

Is my house suitable for solar?

In order to get the most out of your solar installation location is key. Rooftop installations are one of the most popular for this very reason. To get started on determining if your house is suitable for solar, you can use the resources provided here.

 

Are there warranties and/or insurance available for solar?

Solar panel systems are incredibly durable and require little to no maintenance over the 25-30 years that you will have them. On the outside chance that something were to go wrong, the parts of your solar PV system have very long warranties that would cover the cost of replacement or repairs. Additionally, if you lease your system rather than own it, repairs and maintenance are the leasing company’s responsibility, not yours. Find out more here.

 

Where can I get an estimate for putting solar
on my house?

You can use the cost estimator provided by Energy Sage.
Calculate an estimate based on the data you provide.

 

Are there financing options available for solar?

Yes! Solar panel systems are affordable for every budget and you have many options to finance your solar installation. Find out more here.

 

You can find many more helpful tools here: Energy Sage (including this extensive Buyer’s Guide)