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Before GOING SOLAR few question may popup in your mind, so The Hyper Technologies created below a list of frequently asked questions about solar for your home or business. Are there other things you’d like to know about solar? Click here to contact our solar advisors
Solar energy is generated by photovoltaic (PV) systems that use semiconductor cells, or modules, to convert sunlight into electricity.
No. Depending on the season, a PV system typically generates power from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
PV systems actually generate more power at lower temperatures. Like most electronic devices, they operate more efficiently when it’s cooler.
While PV systems generate electricity even when the weather is cloudy, their output is diminished. On an overcast day, a PV system might receive only 5 to 10 percent of the usual amount of sunlight, so the power output decreases proportionately.
There are many factors that can affect the efficiency of your solar panels. These include:
• The shading on your house
• The orientation and tilt of your solar panels
• How many sunlight hours your house receives during the day
• The quality of your inverter
• The temperature
The time to recover the cost of your solar system installation can vary greatly based on the factors normally the ROI is 3.5 to 4 Years.
A typical solar system has a useful lifespan of 25 to 30 years, depending on the local environment and the durability of the system.
PV systems typically have two types of warranties that are provided by panel manufacturers: a product warranty and a performance warranty, usually 25-30years. A solar inverter warranty should be a major consideration when purchasing a system (warranties may vary widely by manufacturer). Please contact your solar installer for specific warranty details.
Over the course of the system’s lifespan, solar panels generally don’t require much ongoing maintenance, as there are no moving parts (unless tracking systems are installed). However, inverters and other connected components may require periodic maintenance or inspection. Routine inspections are recommended to ensure your system functions properly
You typically have two options:
1. Take your solar system with you and install it on your new property
2. Sell it with your home
We encourage you to contact your solar system installation company to understand your options.