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Great communication throughout the process. There are various steps involved, but Sun Collectors took care of everything and made it an easy, seamless transition.
We have had an amazing experience from start to finish with everyone in this company (Ben, Kate, everyone we spoke with provided exceptional customer service experience) and who they work with. They have made the process of getting solar panels SO easy. It is not a long, difficult process because they literally do all of the hard work and have…Read More
My wife, Theresa, and I have been totally pleased with the honesty and professionalism displayed by Will Grant and Hunter Trenary of Sun Collectors. Everything they told us from the first meeting has come true. Our array of panels has been producing since January 20th. On sunny days even in the short daylight hours of winter, 30-40 kWh of electricity…Read More
I have dealt with a lot of customer service in my life but the customer service at Sun collectors is top notch ! Kate was totally awesome and handled everything I ever asked for or needed with such a great attitude. It felt like family. William was our sales consultant and he was extremely knowledgeable and polite. Not one time…Read More
The process to get started was streamlined by very professional people. Customer Service was always prompt and awesome care. I'm already seeing the differences in my electric bills. Thank you, Sun Collectors!
We had good experiences with the whole process. Our initial sales contact with Hunter was around the beginning of November so for us it was 2 1/2 months from beginning to being up and running. Our system design did go through a couple small changes during the process but it didn't really change much, we just had to sign a…Read More
Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value Nothing but good things to say about the sun collectors team! They provided all the information we needed to make our decision and kept us informed all through the install process. Bring on the sunshine ☀!
Hunter Trenary and William Grant are the two most impressive men I have met in a very long time! They took time to explain in detail, answer questions and followed through on every aspect of installation! Living in southern Nevada my power bill has been very impressive!! My last bill was $13.64! Unheard of in this area! I couldn't be…Read More
Could not be any happier with my experience. William and Hunter are all about customer satisfaction and will go beyond and above to make that happen. I'm so glad they knocked on my door! 👍
Hunter and Daniel were knowledgeable about their product and catered their services to my needs. Their service was far better than the other three solar companies that’s approached me and was always able to get in contact, especially after the panel installation. Would highly recommend to anyone else who is interested in going solar to talk to them.
Will Solar Work In A Harsh Winter Climate?
Actually electronics are more efficient at colder temperatures; solar panels work more efficiently in colder temperatures because excessive heat can reduce the output voltage. While more sun hours will indeed generate more electricity, advances in modern solar efficiency allow solar panels to produce energy in low light situations still. For example someone in Illinois would require a more extensive array then somebody living in the desert of Nevada. Still, the Illinois Shines Program typically covers so much of the system cost that solar comes out cheaper than in most of the western states.
What Happens To Solar At Night Or During The Winter?
Thanks to a policy, adopted by some power companies, known as “net metering,” excess solar production will roll over in the form of a credit to reduce future electric bills. With net metering, throughout the country most solar systems will overproduce in the summer to account for the winter months. Old meters only go one direction to monitor the amount of electricity being pulled from the grid. A “net meter” spins in two directions allowing electricity sent and drawn from the grid. If your meter nets zero, you will not be charged for any power pulled from the grid.
What Kind Of Maintenance is Required on Solar Panels?
The traditional “off the grid” solar system has quite a few moving parts, which does require some maintenance. Solar systems interconnected to the grid require little to no maintenance. If your panels collect dust, Mother Nature will naturally clean them off by rain. Solar panels are not hot by any means; However, they do have heat to them, which allows the snow to melt and slide off. Please do not break your back brushing snow off the panels as we have already calculated snow load into your custom solar design.
What Happens If My Solar System Gets Hit By Hail?
Hail, high wind, and tornadoes are all considered “acts of God” which are covered by your homeowner’s insurance. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO, conducted a study between 2009 and 2013 and found that only 0.1% of all solar systems have been affected by severe weather. During 2018 a hail storm struck the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with hail reported as much as 2.75 in. in diameter. Amazingly, out of the 3,168 solar panels on the laboratory’s roof, only one sustained damage during the storm.
Will My Homeowners Insurance go up If I Add Solar?
If a hail storm does manage to damage a solar panel, you are going to have substantially more damage on your hands than just one broken panel. Your solar system removal, re-installation, re-roof, and additional costs would all be rolled into the same claim. Your homeowners’ insurance may slightly increase; however, the small increase will be greatly outweighed by the savings associated with going solar.
What if My Roof Needs to be Replaced Before I Install Solar?
The 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) covers anything and everything to help you go solar. If you need to upgrade your distribution panel, remove a tree, replace your roof, or purchase additional materials for a ground mount, the tax credit will cover a portion of eligible associated costs. We are partnered with local roofers and can assist in replacing your roof prior to your solar installation without you paying anything out of pocket.
Why Should I Put Holes in a Brand New Roof?
Solar panels will extend the life of your roof and create an additional layer of insulation which can provide extra energy savings. Solar panels are often installed on the south side of the roof, which receives the most amount of sun, heat, and weathering. Your attic acts as a natural oven and can often reach temperatures as high as 160 degrees during the hot summer. With the panels now absorbing the sun, your solar system can provide further savings by cooling your attic allowing your air conditioning to function more efficiently.