Frequently asked questions
How much does solar cost?
Solar doesn't really have a "cookie cutter" way to determine pricing for everyone. There are a lot of different variables that go into the pricing, installation, and incentives. However, if you'd like a specific quote and an idea of the incentives you may be eligible for, follow the instructions at the bottom of the "Get Solar" page.
What are the current incentives for installing solar?
Incentives change for each utility company, and whether or not it is a residential or commercial install. All installs in Wisconsin are eligible for a 26% tax incentive (2020 is the last year for this!) and most, however not all, utility companies offer a Focus on Energy grant.
How do I know if solar is right for me?
Solar makes sense for everyone! It saves the environment and the money in your bank account. Some landscapes and surrounding foliage make for better installs than others, so make sure you have plenty of sun if you want the most bang for your buck.
How does solar work?
Solar works by convertering the sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. That electricity is sent to an inverter which turns the DC electricity into useable AC electricity. From there the power is fed into your breaker panel and distributed throughout your household.
How long does a solar installation take?
Start to finish time largely depends on the size of the system. Typical homes can go through the entire process within just a few weeks, and commercial systems go through the entire process over several months (size dependent).
Where do you get your solar panels from?
We source our panels from many different locations price dependent, but they often come from the United States.
What are my electric companies solar policies?
All electric companies have different policies. You can either give your utility company a call and find out more, or get in contact with us and we can provide you with some information.
What is net metering?
Net metering is when a solar system is connected to the electric grid, and backfeeds or draws power when appropriate. That draw and production of power are then "evened-up" at the end of a time period, and you are paid or charged accordingly for electricity.
What's the difference between a ground mounted array and a roof mounted array?
A ground mounted array requires more land space, can be positioned directly south, and is at the perfect angle.
What are your warranties?
Are you licensed?
We are licensed, NABCEP certified contractors working with master electricians. Our installs are inspected, safe, and up to code.
What kind of panels do you use?
Our brands and panel wattage can vary, depending on preferences, residential or commercial, and many other factors. The industry standard for solar panel type contain monocrystalline solar cells. These are the most asthetically pleasing and produce the highest efficiencies.