6 Steps to Going Solar
On average, our solar installation process takes around 12 weeks to complete.
1. Custom Evaluation
We'll schedule an appointment with your local consultant to discuss your questions and objectives for going solar.
2. Detailed Quote
Within 2-3 days of your evaluation, your consultant will deliver a detailed quote tailored to your situation.
3. Get Signed Up
After you have reviewed the quote, you will meet with the project manager to discuss the details and prepare for construction.
4. Paperwork & Permits
We will take care of all the paperwork and permits, order material, and finalize the project details.
5. Construction Begins
Your project starts, with no disruptions to you. We give you updates, so you know what's going on every step of the way.
6. Power Up
Your utility will come, swap out the old meter for the new meter, and grant us PTO. We will help you test and power up your new solar system.
How Solar Power Works
Solar Power Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- How many solar panels would it take to power a house?
- What are the types of solar panels?
- Do solar panels last forever?
- What roof is best for solar panels?
- How do you check if solar is working?
- How long should a solar inverter last?
- Do solar panels work at night?
- Do solar panels work when it's raining?
- Do solar panel companies own your roof?
- Can you run an air conditioner on solar power?
The typical homeowner will need 28 – 34 solar panels to cover 100% of their energy usage (dependent on location and roof size).
To get these numbers, we used high and low panel production ratios to calculate how many solar panels are needed on average. We also assumed that the average household consumes about 10,400 kWh per year and the panels.
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Silfab’s 25-Year Extended Product and 30-Year Power Warranty
Besides the age and condition of a roof, the main aspects that affect its compatibility with solar panels are:
- Shape and size
- Amount of shade
A simple health check is to look at the colour of the lights shining on the box during daylight hours when the system's meant to be running. A green light on your inverter means your system is functioning properly. A red or orange light during daylight hours means there's a system event or fault
Most inverters come with a life-expectancy of ten years.
Although the estimated lifespan of solar inverters is ten years, there are cases where inverters have lasted for 20 years or more. We warranty the inverters to 25 years.
Solar panels don't produce energy at night or when the sun is obscured. Instead, they continue to provide power through net metering, in which surplus power is transferred to a public utility power grid -- often powered by fossil fuels -- to offset costs.
Photovoltaic panels can use direct or indirect sunlight to generate power, though they are most effective in direct sunlight. Solar panels will still work even when the light is reflected or partially blocked by clouds. Rain actually helps to keep your panels operating efficiently by washing away any dust or dirt.
No. The leasing plan you actually pay for electricity created, nothing else.
Yes, all of the power used for your home will use solar.