Solar FAQs

 

  • Is solar really a good option for me?
    • Absolutely. We all have to buy energy and installing solar panels can help you save significantly over the long-term.

 

  • How does a solar energy system work?
    • Solar energy systems are relatively basic. Check out this video from one of the manufacturers we work with for a clear and easy- to-understand explanation:

 

 

  • How much will it cost?
    • There are numerous factors that contribute the overall installation cost. Because no two homes are the same, we provide every potential customer with a consultation tailored to their energy needs and property.

 

  • Can I finance solar panels?
    • Financing is always an option. We offer traditional financing options and many customers qualify for P.A.C.E. programs, including:
      • CaliforniaFIRST
      • Ygrene
      • Hero

 

  • Do solar panels damage the roof?
    • CES Solar San Diego has completed hundreds of solar system installations without damaging any roofs. Solar panels can be installed on all types of roofs and CES Solar San Diego will guarantee no damage will occur on your roof.

 

  • How long does installation take?
    • It depends on the system size and the complexity of the installation. An average system installation takes 4 to 6 weeks.

 

  • Are there different kinds of solar panels?
    • There are many different brands of solar panels, but we take pride in offering the only 100% all American manufactured solar panels.

 

  • Do solar panels add value to my home?
    • If purchased yes, if leasing no.

 

  • How long do the panels last?
    • The typical lifespan of a panel can be as long as 40 years.

 

  • Is regular maintenance required?
    • No maintenance is required other than occasional cleaning twice a year if necessary.

 

 

  • Will I know if my panels aren’t working correctly?
    • Yes, all our solar systems come complete with individual panel monitoring at no additional cost.

 

  • When will I start saving money?
    • As soon as we have permission to operate from the utility company and city.

 

  • Is the interest on my solar financing tax deductible?
    • Yes , there are 3 financing options with tax-deductible interest: P.A.C.E , Home Equity Line of Credit known as H.E.L.O.C., and Title 1 F.H.

 

  • Are your products covered by a warranty?
    • Absolutely. We offer a 10-year warranty on the install and a 10- to 25-year linear production warranty.

 

  • What’s the difference between the original net metering and the new 2.0?
    • Net metering 2.0 isn’t vastly different, but it doesn’t offer as many financial benefits to solar energy users. New customers will pay a grid-connection fee between $75 and $100, pay transmission charges up to $18 per month, and pay non-bypassable charges of $0.02-0.03 per kilowatt-hour for grid power they use.