Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Businesses can take advantage of MACRS depreciation as well as the 30% tax credit. The combination of these two incentives makes solar for business an unbelievable deal!
Example: Today you are buying electricity from the utility at $.12/kWh and over time, you could be paying up to $.20/kWh as the cost of electricity increases over time (FACT: 4% annual increase in electricity costs based on historical data). When you produce your own power with solar, you could be paying $.08/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 decided to use QCELLS solar panels and Enphase microinverters based on their track record and industry presence. We have dozens of customers who are more than satisfied and we know you will be too.
If you plan on re-roofing this year, we suggest you go ahead and do it at the same time as the solar installation. This 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.
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A solar hot water system uses the sun to heat water, reducing the costs of running the heating element. This saves you a ton of money and these systems last for a very long time.
Most of the time an HOA will only ask for a layout of the panels on the roof.