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.
Right now you can take advantage of the 30% tax credit that is available to anyone who purchases solar technology for their home or business.
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!( Close )
Compared to the power you are buying right now from the electric utility, solar power can cost half as much per kWh.
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.( Close )
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.( Close )
We’ve hand picked the highest quality equipment after combing through 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 of course cost.
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.( Close )
Every solar power installation we do is engineered to withstand 170+ mph winds. This is not only for our own insurance, but it is a Florida Building Code requirement. We attach directly to the roof trusses to ensure a secure, long-term attachment of your solar.( Close )
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.( Close )
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.( Close )
If you add solar to your roof today and then a few years later wanted to reroof, 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. 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.( Close )
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 which 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 backup power such as the Tesla Powerwall.( Close )
Today, it’s likely that you have a traditional water heater/storage tank (big white, cylindrical tank) in your home or business. This tank uses a heating element to heat water for use in the shower, sink, washing machine, and other appliances. This heating element uses a LOT of electricity to heat water for you.
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.( Close )
Incorrect! There is a state statute in Florida that we call the Solar Access Law. It states that no HOA can restrict you from installing solar panels on your roof based on where they’re installed or how they look. Basically you have the right to install solar panels and your HOA can’t tell you otherwise.
Most of the time an HOA will only ask for a layout of the panels on the roof.( Close )