Common Lease FAQs
Q: What type of warranties do you offer?
A: We offer a 25-year warranty on the actual panels, a 12-year workmanship warranty and an insurance policy that is worth $1 million for every roof!
Q: How do I know I will get the same electricity output?
A: We guarantee the electricity for the full 20 years. If something happens and you don’t get what we promised, then you’ll get your money back!
Q: What happens if my roof needs to be replaced?
A: Just go through your homeowners insurance for a claim. They will typically pay to take off the panels since the roof is already getting redone.
Q: What happens if I move?
A: We’ll work with the realtors to have your setup transferred to the next homeowner, just like you would with utilities — only with cheaper bills!
Q: Does my insurance get affected?
A: The great thing about solar as a service is that you don’t own the panels, so no, you don’t even have to contact your insurance company!
Q: What happens if the power goes out in my area?
A: Unfortunately, the state of Illinois is highly monopolized, so they mandate that you are connected to the grid. This means unless you have a battery backup or gas generator, keeping your power on would electrocute anyone working on the power lines. If the power goes out, so does yours.
Q: Is there really nothing out of pocket cost wise?
A: Correct. think of it like a huge solution from the state and federal. They don’t want rolling blackouts, so they put a bunch of money into it. Plus you have been taxed for it for years. The Installer would just be ensuring you get power on-site from your house at a cheaper price.
Q: What happens after the 20-year lease?
A: You have four options. You can continue on the same lease for just 10% less, start a new lease/upgrade, take the panels off for free, or purchase them at fair market value.
Q: Do I still have power in the winter time or when it’s cloudy?
A: Yes, because you have the net meter. The months when you generate more electricity than you use is then tracked like a bank, and you can roll them over for the months you need them!
General Solar FAQ’s
Q: How long does it take to install a solar panel system?
A: The installation time can vary depending on the size of your property and the complexity of the installation. A typical installation can take anywhere from 1-3 days.
Q: How much money can I save by installing solar panels?
A: Depending on how large your setup is and how much energy you consume, you can save an average of up to 20-30% on your energy bills.
Q: How long do solar panels last?
A: Solar panels typically have a lifespan of 35-40 years. However, some solar panels can last up to 50 years with proper maintenance.
Q: Can SOLLIGHT Solar help with maintenance and repairs?
A: Yes, SOLLIGHT Solar offers maintenance and repair services for solar panel systems. We can conduct routine maintenance to ensure that your solar panel system is working efficiently and can make any necessary repairs to keep it functioning properly.
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