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Frequently Asked Questions

Does solar make sense in Michigan?

Michigan’s latitude and climate allow for excellent solar production. Further, the solar laws in Michigan benefit solar owners, enabling solar to make good sense! This allows homeowners to offset most, if not all, of their electrical usage.

Will my solar panels generate electricity during cloudy, rainy, or snowy days?

Yes, your solar panels will generate electricity during cloudy, rainy, or snowy days. Solar panels can be powered by indirect, natural UV light. Just like how your skin still tans when it’s overcast outside, your solar panels will still generate electricity for your home. Solar panels will still work even when the light is reflected or partially blocked by clouds. Rain actually helps to keep your panels operating efficiently by washing away any dust or dirt.

Are solar panels bad for your roof?

Solar panels don’t damage your roof when installed properly for most homeowners, installing solar panels will not result in roof damage as long as your solar installer is a licensed, qualified professional and your roof is in good condition.

Do I need to replace my roof before installing solar?

Solar energy systems can last for 25 to 35 years, and it can be costly to remove and reinstall them if you need to replace your roof. If your roof needs maintenance in the near term, you should complete it before you finish your solar installation. Contact Solar Solutions of America Inc who will be able to tell you whether to replace your roof before going solar.

Should I buy or lease my solar panel system?

The decision to buy or lease your solar energy system depends on your reasons for going solar. If you are interested in maximizing the financial returns of your solar energy system, buying the system is probably a better decision for you. However, if you prioritize an easy, maintenance-free way to reduce your energy bills and help the environment, you should consider a solar lease.

What are the financial benefits of solar energy?

When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.

Do solar panels need a lot of maintenance?

Solar panels generally require very little maintenance in order to function. The only thing they need is a periodic light cleaning to make sure dirt, leaves, and other debris aren’t obstructing the sun’s rays.

Will I see a difference in my lights or in how appliances run with solar, like on a generator?

Solar electricity is identical to grid power, so you will never notice that the house is running on solar power. What you will see, of course, is a smaller electric bill!

​How will I know if my property is a good candidate for solar panels?

The best place for a solar array will be a south-facing area of your property with very little obstruction. That means no tall buildings or trees in the way and no shade from chimneys or neighboring houses to block the sun’s rays. East- and west-facing properties with little to moderate shading can also gain the benefits of switching to solar. The best way to know if your property is a good candidate for solar is to call one of our solar experts and set up a FREE home analysis.

For more information visit our Solar 101 page here or call us at (800)576-9495

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