FAQ

How long does it take to install solar panels?

Once the site has been evaluated and the proper permits have been granted from local municipalities, installation is scheduled. The process usually can be finished in 1-2 days.

How can I tell if my house is right for roof-mounted solar panels?

Roof-mounted solar panels require a roof that is in good condition, gets maximum sun exposure, and is free of tree overhangs that would otherwise cause shaded areas.

What kind of maintenance is needed on solar panels?

Since solar panels have no moving parts and are designed to last for decades in the same position, there is little-to-no yearly maintenance needed.

How does solar power work?

The solar cells in SunPower panels change sunlight directly into electricity. As the sun hits your SunPower roof panels, the solar cells collect this renewable energy source. Once the energy has been converted, it supplies energy to your home. Arrangements of many solar cells in SunPower panels can produce electricity for an entire house. Unused energy flows back into the grid for your area and your home collects “credits”.

What factors impact solar energy?

Factors that make a home a good candidate for solar panels include orientation, pitch, and shading of roof.

What state or national tax incentives or rebates are available for solar panels?

Rebates and tax credits for solar panels can greatly help homeowners who want to “go solar”. The 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit and Solar Renewable Energy Credits are two for which you should check with your local government agencies to see where the credit is currently funded.

How much do solar panels cost?

Since each solar energy system by SunPower by BlueSel is custom-designed for your home, your site, and your needs, it’s impossible to say how much your solar energy system will cost. We take a comprehensive look at your family’s energy needs by examining your utility bills and energy usage patterns to decide just how many panels will be right for your energy consumption.

What kind of savings can I expect from solar energy?

Most homeowners find that they save 30% on their utility bill once their panels start collecting energy.

Do I receive credit for extra energy?

As your SunPower system collects energy throughout the day – more than what your home is using – you will gather credits that do not expire and which carry over indefinitely. These credits can be used for times when you are using energy in your home.