What size system do I need to install?
How does a Solar PV system work?
By converting sunlight into electricity through the Photovoltaic process, panels placed on the roof react when exposed to sunlight by creating DC (direct current). The DC is sent to the Inverter and is converted into AC (alternating current), then supplied to the electrical system for use in the home.
Is financing available?
Yes! Many customers choose the Solar Residential Finance Program.
Will a PV solar system protect me from blackouts?
A standard grid-connected solar system will not operate when the electric grid is down. Some customers elect to install a hybrid grid-connected/battery back-up solar system that will provide blackout protection for selected critical circuits. The additional cost of the battery back-up system should be weighed against the amount of time per year blackouts occur and the value of having selected circuits available during blackout periods.
Which direction does my available roof space need to face?
South, West and East are all good.
What will my system look like on my roof?
Solar PV systems are designed to minimally impact the aesthetics of your home. Panels are often recessed into roof tiles or mounted flush with the existing roof structure. Often the panels can be mounted away from the ‘street view’ of the home.
Can I add to my system if I choose to later?
Yes! The system is modular. You can add up to the load limits of your inverter, and inverters can be added as well.
Can my roof be repaired after the system is installed?
Yes, however it is a good idea to make any repairs or re-roof if needed prior to having a PV system installed. If a new roof is needed once the system is in place, Solar installer can temporarily disconnect, remove, and then reinstall the panels for an hourly rate.
What maintenance will I have to perform on the system?
Solar panels are solid-state and maintenance free. Occasionally rinsing off the panels is the only maintenance required. The inverter is virtually maintenance free.
Does a PV system have to meet local building code?
Yes. Your system must pass both local building and national electric code requirements. Your Solar installer is usually experienced, licensed and bonded California contractor, with hundreds of completed installations.
Who takes care of city building permits?
HOA applications?Solar installer takes care of all permits and assists with HOA approvals, all included in the original contract price.
How do I know if my system is producing electricity?
Your inverter will read out a lot of information, such as current output and accumulated total electricity generated. A green light will be on when the system is functioning properly. Inverters usually carry a 10-year warranty.
What if the system is not functioning properly?
Solar installers usually warrantees your system for 10 years from date of startup. Make sure you choose someone who you believe will be in business 10 years from now.
How environmentally friendly is the manufacturing process?
Environmental impact and safety risk associated with the manufacturing of solar cells is negligible compared with conventional energy sources such as coal, oil and nuclear power. Especially the silicon that is used almost exclusively in the manufacturing of solar cells today is completely harmless.
Do I need to notify my building insurance provider when I install a system?
Yes, building insurance policy would also have to replace the PV system in the event of it being damaged, you should notify your insurance company, so that it is included under your policy.
Can I install a PV system myself?
Possibly, if you have a high tolerance for the government paperwork process, a contractor license, electrical systems experience, are not afraid to put numerous holes in your roof and don’t mind receiving a 15% lower State Rebate. Like all specialized jobs, there are very good reasons to hire an experienced company that does the job quickly and economically.
CRM means Chaori Module
230 means 230 watt power
S means silicon type
156P means 156 mm size Poly cell
60 means 60 cells.