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Solar Panel FAQs

Why Should I Go to Solar?

What are the financial benefits of solar energy?

Installing a solar energy system in your home saves you from increasing electricity bills, and you trade your monthly electricity bill for solar loan installments when you first go solar.

We set your loan repayment at fixed monthly installments equal to or less than your average electricity bill. You will own the solar energy system once you pay off the loan and forget about power bills forever.

Additionally, the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) allows a 26 percent tax credit for solar systems on residential (under Section 25D) and commercial (under Section 48) properties, as a way to help homeowners opt for solar panel systems to become more energy independent and environmentally conscious.

What is net metering?

Net metering is a utility billing method where utility companies offer credit to customers whose solar panel systems produce surplus electricity pumped back to the national grid.

With the abundance of sunlight in New Mexico, solar panel systems generate more power than homeowners can consume. With net metering, consumers pay for the difference between the energy put back into the grid and energy taken from the grid.

How does solar impact my property value?

A home with a solar energy system sells for more than the same home without solar energy. However, the value of your home will only increase once you own a solar power generation system. According to studies, implementing a solar power system increases your home’s value more than kitchen renovations.

How do Solar Panels Work for my Home?

Will my Solar Power System work when it is cloudy?

Your solar panel’s PV cells absorb sunlight energy, creating an electric charge flow. Your solar power system will not produce an electrical current if it does not receive any sunlight. So, solar panels do not produce any power at night.

What happens if there is snow on the solar panels?

When covered in snow, solar panels will not receive any sunlight. However, we install solar panels at a sloping angle, making it easy to remove snow or allow the snow to melt rapidly.

How much will solar panel maintenance cost?

Solar panels require little to no maintenance. The tempered glass is very durable and may only need cleaning from time to time. Also, most solar equipment comes with a warranty. Consult your equipment provider for warranty terms.

Am I ready for solar?

Is my roof suitable for solar panels?

The suitability of your roof for solar panels depends on several factors:

  • Solar panels need sunlight to produce power, so your roof should not sit in the shadow of taller buildings or trees.
  • There should be enough space on your roof to fit solar panels.
  • Orientation is another factor; south-facing roofs get the most sunlight. You can still place your panels on a west-facing roof but you might not get the same amount of energy from the solar panels as they would if south-facing.
  • The roof angle affects installation costs. Installing solar panels on a steep roof costs more than a gently sloping roof.

What size of solar energy system should I get?

The average amount of electricity you consume a month will guide you on the ideal size of the solar energy system for you. Our solar power system experts at Poulin Solar Pro can assess your home appliances and determine the proper-size solar energy system for you.

What happens if I sell my solar house?

You will transfer your solar power system to the house’s new owner. If you are still paying for your solar power system, you will have to buy out your lease or transfer it to the new homeowner.

Learn More about Solar Energy in Albuquerque

At Poulin Solar Pro, we commit to helping property owners get high-quality solar power systems in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

We offer solar system selection, installation, and repair services so you can go green, confidently. Get in touch with us with more solar energy questions or a free consultation.