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Switching to Solar

The decision to switch to solar and power your home with clean energy is a big one. Having a partner to guide you through the process can make all the difference. We’ve answered your most frequently asked questions below.

How does solar work?

All solar panels contain photovoltaic (PV) cells. PV cells absorb sun particles, or photons, and separate electrons from their atoms to produce direct current (DC) electricity. A solar inverter converts DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity, which can be used to power your home. This usable energy flows through your electrical panel and is distributed to where you need it. Unused electricity flows back to the grid through the utility meter, adding credit to your future bills.

What is better, leasing or buying?

Most homeowners find that buying a solar panel system is more beneficial than leasing. There are many financing options available, some of which offer $0 down just like a lease. Usually, the monthly payment on a loan is lower than the monthly payment on a lease. Plus, buying allows you to take advantage of the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which is 26% until 2021. Buying can also increase the value of your home and simplify the sales process if you decide to move.

Do solar panels produce electricity?

Yes, but they don’t have to produce all of the electricity for your home. Depending on how much usable roof space you have, you may still need to get some of your electricity from your utility company. If you make more solar energy than you need, you can sell excess power back to the grid for even more savings.

Will solar panels still provide power when the grid goes down?

No, while your solar panels will continue to absorb sunlight and produce electricity, you will not be able to use that electricity during a power outage unless you have invested in a battery backup system.

How do you know if the system is working properly?

It’s easy. All of the solar energy systems we sell come with remote monitoring so both you and our installers can see how much energy your system is producing.

What kind of solar panels do you sell?

As a solar dealer, we work with all vendors to sell every solar panel on the market. Because of our unique business model, we have the ability to price match other retailers so you’re guaranteed to get the best value. Please note that we only sell black solar panels.

Do you need a battery back-up system?

No. In fact, it’s rare for homeowners to purchase a battery back-up system. The average cost of a home battery system is about $9,500. However, if you decide to invest in a battery backup system with your solar panels to be able to be completely independent of the grid, it is eligible for the 26% federal tax credit.

What type of warranty do you offer?

We stand behind our products and services and back your solar energy system with a 30-year warranty that covers everything from maintenance to installation.

Is there maintenance involved?

There is little to no maintenance involved with solar panels. They are extremely durable and should last 30 years. Mother Nature typically looks after the maintenance with an occasional rain. The only thing you may need to do is rinse your panels clean of dust and dirt with a garden hose a few times a year if Mother Nature is not being generous.

Do you offer warranty and repair services?

Yes. At Enzo Solar, we offer a 30-year warranty on all of our products and services to offer you peace of mind that if anything goes wrong with your solar energy system, we’ll take care of it.