9 Things to Know About Going Solar
Ready to go solar? We’ve compiled answers to customers’ most common questions about choosing solar with IGS Energy. Read on to learn more.
Answers to the most common questions about switching to solar
What are the benefits of going solar?
With IGS Energy, you have one single point of contact for every step of the solar process, from teh first conversation to installation and billing.
Other benefits include:
- Savings on your monthly electricity expenses
- The dependability and efficiency of solar panels
- A cleaner source of power
How does a solar lease work?
Leasing a rooftop solar system with IGS Energy offers homeowners the benefits of going solar without investing the capital to buy the system. A solar lease allows you to rent your system for a fixed monthly payment — like renting a home or apartment. IGS Energy owns and maintains the solar system. A solar lease is ideal if you’re looking for a simple, maintenance-free way to reduce your energy costs while supporting a cleaner environment.
Will I still receive an electric bill if I have solar panels?
Yes. However, your bill will be lower than before the installation of your solar system.
How soon will I start to save money on my electric bill?
When leasing a rooftop solar system through IGS Energy, you’ll start to save from day one. Homeowners pay only the fixed monthly electricity bill, resulting in long-term cumulative savings that allow you to spend your savings on what matters most.
How long is an IGS Energy rooftop solar lease?
The lease is for 25 years.
Do I need to worry about maintaining my rooftop system?
No. IGS Energy covers the hardware, labor and maintenance of your rooftop system for 25 years.
How do solar panels work?
Solar panels are made up of many silicon semiconductor cells. When activated with energy from sunlight, electrons move across the cells and into an electrical circuit connected to the solar panel. The cells are then connected in a series, creating between 300-500 Watts of power per panel.
Does weather affect solar production?
Yes. While the output can be affected by weather or shortened days, solar panels generate energy when the sun is out. As a result, your solar panels will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and no energy at night.
What are the environmental benefits of choosing solar?
Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.