At Renova Energy, we frequently receive questions from homeowners who are interested in adopting solar power. Whether it’s a simple question like “What is solar energy?” or a more complex one such as “How efficient are solar panels?” we have compiled a list of the most common questions from those considering solar as a way to lower their energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint.
“Is solar energy free?”
One common misconception is the belief that solar energy is free. Unfortunately, this is not the case. However, there are numerous federal and local tax incentives available that can make solar more affordable. For instance, homeowners who install a solar system this year can take advantage of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which allows them to deduct 30% of the cost of their solar energy system from their federal taxes. In addition to incentives like the ITC, Renova Energy offers various financing options, including leases or loans, to provide homeowners with flexible payment options. It’s important to view solar power as a long-term investment. Although there is an upfront cost, homeowners with solar energy systems typically pay less for electricity over the lifespan of their homes, as the sun meets most of their energy needs.
“Why is solar power expensive?”
Another question we often receive is why solar power is considered expensive. Solar power is a product of technological innovation, and at Renova Energy, we offer a range of highly efficient solar panels. The efficiency of these panels is due to the specialized solar cells we use. These cells are precision-engineered and coated with an anti-reflective material that enables them to capture more sunlight, including infrared and ultraviolet light. Additionally, our panels have a copper backing that strengthens them and prevents corrosion, ensuring their durability even in challenging weather conditions.
Furthermore, every component of our solar system undergoes rigorous design and testing to ensure long-term reliability. We stand behind our technology with comprehensive warranties, including 25 years for workmanship, panels, and roof penetration and 12-25 years for inverter parts and labor.
“Can I add a battery to my solar system?”
With recent power outages in mind, many individuals are interested in adding a battery to their solar system for backup or storage purposes. At Renova Energy, we offer a solar energy storage solution that seamlessly integrates with solar systems to harness and store solar energy. Depending on the system setup, homeowners can utilize the stored solar energy from the battery according to their specific needs.
These are just a few examples of the questions our consultants receive from prospective customers. We are here to answer all of your inquiries about transitioning to solar power. Feel free to contact us for a free quote or try our Solar Calculator today!