SOLAR PANEL FAQs

Welcome to MakeMySolar’s Solar Panel FAQs page! Here, you will find a comprehensive resource to answer all your questions about solar panels and their installation. As renewable energy continues to gain prominence, solar power has emerged as a popular choice for homeowners and businesses alike. Whether you’re considering going solar or simply seeking more information, our FAQs page is designed to provide you with valuable insights and guidance.

Solar energy is the energy derived from the sun’s rays. Sunlight can be converted into electricity via solar panels, which capture the light and turn it into usable energy.

Installation of solar panels can have many benefits. By creating your own clean, renewable energy, you may reduce your dependency on traditional fossil fuels. Solar energy can lower your electricity bills, increase the value of your house, and contribute to a greener, more sustainable future.

In order to install solar panels, you typically need to assess your energy needs, choose the best site for the panels, mount them on your roof or the ground, link them to your electrical system, and submit the necessary papers for grid connection.

Most roof materials, including tile, metal, and asphalt shingles, can accommodate solar panel installation. The efficiency and effectiveness of your solar panels, however, may be impacted by the state, slope, and orientation of your roof. A qualified installer should be consulted to evaluate your particular circumstance

Solar panels require comparatively little maintenance. They should be cleaned on a regular basis to get rid of any dirt and debris that may build up on the surface; this may be done with water and a soft cloth or brush. Monitoring the system’s performance and making sure there are no shading problems from neighbouring objects are also vital.

A performance warranty and a product warranty are typically the two main parts of solar panel warranties. The panels will produce a specific percentage of their rated power output for the duration of the performance warranty. The product guarantee typically lasts between 10 and 25 years and covers any flaws in the materials or workmanship.

Most solar panels last for at least 25 to 30 years. However, with time, their performance may decline a little, which would cause a steady drop in power output. Throughout their existence, routine upkeep and supervision can help ensure optimal performance.

Cloudy or wet days don’t stop solar panels from producing power, however, they might do so with less efficiency than on bright days. Even though direct sunlight is preferred, diffuse sunlight can still be captured and converted by solar panels into useful electricity. In addition, extra energy generated on sunny days can be saved in batteries for use later, when there is less sunlight.

Numerous nations and areas provide incentives to promote the use of solar energy. Tax credits, rebates, subsidies, and net metering programmes that let you sell extra power back to the grid are a few examples of these. To learn about the incentives that are offered in your region, it is advisable to conduct local incentive research and speak with a solar installer.

While it is technically possible to install solar panels on your own, it is always best to get expert assistance. Electrical work and working at heights are required during solar panel installation, which can be challenging and potentially dangerous. The system will be correctly installed, fulfil safety requirements, and be eligible for warranties and incentives if you use a qualified installer.

Yes, there are various financing options available to make solar panel installation more affordable. These can include solar loans, lease agreements, power purchase agreements (PPAs), or property-assessed clean energy (PACE) programs. These options allow you to pay for the system over time or enter into an agreement where you pay for the electricity generated by the panels.

Solar panels do not necessarily require batteries. They can be connected to the electrical grid, allowing you to draw power when the panels aren’t generating electricity, such as during nighttime. However, installing batteries, such as solar battery storage systems, can store excess energy generated during the day for use during times when the panels aren’t producing enough electricity.

Yes, you can still use electricity from the grid if you have solar panels. In most cases, solar panel systems are designed to be connected to the electrical grid, allowing you to draw power when your panels aren’t producing enough electricity. This ensures a continuous and reliable power supply.

Net metering is a billing arrangement where the excess electricity produced by your solar panels is sent back to the grid, and you receive credits for it. When your solar panels generate more electricity than you need, the excess power is fed into the grid, and your utility company credits your account. During periods when your panels aren’t generating enough electricity, you can use those credits to offset the electricity you draw from the grid.

Yes, it is possible to take your solar panels with you if you move to a new house. However, it’s important to assess whether the panels are compatible with the new location, considering factors such as roof orientation, shading, and structural integrity. It’s recommended to consult with a solar professional to determine the feasibility of moving the panels and whether it’s more cost-effective to leave them behind and install a new system at the new property.

Most standard grid-tied solar panel systems will automatically shut down during a power outage for safety reasons. This is to prevent any electricity generated by the panels from flowing back into the grid and potentially harming utility workers who may be working to restore power. However, there are backup power solutions, such as solar battery storage systems, that can provide electricity during outages.

Yes, there are several environmental benefits to using solar energy. Solar power is a clean and renewable energy source that produces electricity without emitting greenhouse gases or other pollutants. By reducing reliance on fossil fuels, solar energy helps combat climate change and air pollution, contributes to sustainable development, and conserves natural resources.

In some cases, it may be possible to install solar panels in an apartment or rented property. However, it would require the consent and cooperation of the property owner or landlord. It’s advisable to discuss your interest in installing solar panels with them and explore any applicable legal, logistical, or financial considerations.

Solar panels are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including rain, snow, hail, and high winds. They are typically built to be durable and resistant to damage. However, in the event of severe weather, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, it’s possible for solar panels to sustain damage. In such cases, it’s important to prioritize personal safety and follow any local emergency procedures. If your solar panels are damaged during extreme weather conditions, we recommend contacting our customer support team as soon as possible.

At Makemysolar we offer a range of solar panels from reputable manufacturers. Our selection includes monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and thin film solar panels. We can provide you with detailed information about each type of panel as per your needs and requirements to help you make an informed decision. 

We work with trusted brands in the solar industry to ensure the highest quality and reliability for our customers. Some of the brands we carry are SunPower, Jinko Solar, Canadian Solar and Trina Solar and Longi Solar.

Absolutely! Our team of solar professionals is available to help you make the best decision for your unique needs when choosing solar panels. We consider things like your energy needs, the amount of available roof space, your financial situation, and any additional preferences or limitations you may have. We work hard to identify the best course of action to maximise the advantages of solar energy for you.

Yes, we can provide you with a tailored estimate of the price of installing solar panels. We take into account elements including the system’s size, the kind of panels you select, any additional equipment required, and the installation’s complexity.

Yes, we have partnerships with a number of financial companies to give our clients flexible financing choices. You may spread out the expense of your solar panel purchase over time with these choices, which can include solar loans or lease agreements. 

Absolutely! You can have the solar panels you buy from us installed by one of our networks of dependable and skilled solar installers. Our installers have undergone training to guarantee accurate and effective installation while following safety procedures and industry requirements. From product selection through installation and post-installation maintenance, we provide end-to-end solutions.

Yes, We offer maintenance services. The cost depends on the size of the solar. The more panel on the rooftop, the higher the cost.

A solar panel system that already exists can frequently be upgraded with newer panels. The compatibility of the existing components and the capacity of the electrical system are just two of the variables that affect whether an update is feasible. Our team can evaluate your current setup and offer advice regarding whether an update would be practical and advantageous in your circumstances.

We value customer feedback, and we stand by the calibre of our goods and services. We are available to assist you if you run into any problems with your solar panel setup. We offer thorough troubleshooting and support to handle any issues you may run across. Our devoted customer service team will work with you to find a swift and effective solution to the problem.

Customer satisfaction is our first priority at MakeMySolar, and we work hard to give you the greatest solar panel experience possible. We provide a large selection of high-quality products from well-known manufacturers, individualised help in choosing the best panels, fair pricing, dependable installation services, and continuous support. In the field, we stand out for our dedication to openness, professionalism, and client-focused strategy.

It is simple to get started with MakeMySolar! You can start by looking through our website, where you’ll find comprehensive details on our goods and services. Contact our trained sales team by phone or email if you have particular enquiries or require personalised support. From choosing the appropriate panels to completing your order, we will walk you through the whole process.