You have real questions, and we have real answers. Urban Solar is committed to not only ensuring you get the best system for your home, but that you and your family thoroughly understand how solar fits into your lives.
There is a 30% tax credit available to anyone who purchases solar technology for their home or business. In addition to that 30% credit, businesses can also take advantage of MACRS depreciation. The combination of these two incentives makes solar for business an unbelievable deal!
The solar tax credit is a tax credit that is used to reduce your tax liability. So, at tax time, you would use your solar tax credit to reduce your IRS bill by the value of your tax credit. The tax credit is not a deduction; it’s a credit.
For example, if you owe the IRS $10,000 in taxes but you have a $10,000 solar tax credit, you would owe the IRS $0!
You can save 20% or more of your yearly electricity costs by switching to solar. We want to make the switch simple for you and your business. Simple savings with no upfront investment.
Urban Solar offers financing, which means that the switch to solar could cost you absolutely nothing! In most cases, customers switch to solar and put $0 down.
Solar power can cost half as much per kWh compared the power you are currently buying from the electric utility company. For example, today you are buying electricity from the utility at $.10/kWh and, over time, you could be paying up to $.20/kWh, as the cost of electricity increases (FACT: There is a 4% annual increase in electricity costs).
When you produce your own power with solar, you could be paying $.06/kWh and you would not be subject to any inflation. You can lock in your electricity rate forever!
Solar energy is not stored unless you have an energy storage component such as batteries. During the day, you will use the solar energy in your home. If you produce more than you are using, you will sell that power back to the grid in the form of “store credit.” Then you buy it back at night or on days when you use a lot of energy. If you produce more than you use on average for the month, the extra amount carries over to the next month.
We use only the highest-quality equipment, which we have selected after extensively reviewing product offerings from dozens of manufacturers.
When we choose a panel or inverter manufacturer, we look for things like warranty terms, financial backing, years in business, technology, R&D, and cost. We decided to use Q CELLS solar panels and Enphase microinverters based on their track records and industry presence.
We have dozens of customers who are more than satisfied, and we know you will be, too.
Every solar power installation we do is engineered to withstand 170+ mph winds. In fact, that is a Florida Building Code requirement. We attach directly to the roof trusses to ensure a secure, long-term attachment of your solar panels.
Solar power inverters convert DC power to AC power. All of the appliances in your home use AC power and most all of the world is powered by AC power (unless you live on an island). Without inverters, your solar panels will only produce DC power, which your home cannot use.
Not much at all. You should rinse off dust and grime twice a year, but if you just let the rain do the work you might not even notice. Clean the solar panels regularly if that area of your home or business is known to collect lots of big debris or is a popular bird hangout.
If you add solar to your roof today and then a few years later wanted to re-roof, it’s not that expensive to quickly remove the panels from the roof, re-roof, and put them back on. In most cases, the amount of power that you would have saved by installing solar is greater than the cost to remove and reinstall the panels, so it would actually cost you more to wait.
If you plan on re-roofing this year, we suggest you go ahead and do it at the same time as the solar installation. That way, our installation team can work with your roofer and we can make sure that your roof warranty is preserved. It’s extremely common for roofers and solar installers to work together on projects.
Most solar power systems are connected directly to your home or business and the electrical grid. Some solar power systems have an energy storage component thath provides backup power during a power outage.
If you have ever been without power, you may feel that adding energy storage is critical to your home or business. Fortunately, there are many options we can provide for back-up power, such as the Tesla Powerwall.
No! There is a state statute in Florida that we call the Solar Access Law. It basically states that no one can restrict you from installing solar panels on your roof based on where they’re installed or how they look.