You Have Questions? We Have Answers!
HOW DOES SOLAR SAVE ME MONEY?
You save money on your electric bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future by generating your own power for your home. How much you can save depends on the orientation of your roof, incentives you qualify for and kWh needed for production. Regardless, going solar is a smart investment for almost any homeowner!
DO I HAVE A GOOD ROOF FOR SOLAR?
South-facing roofs with little to no shade are ideal for installing solar panels. However, east and west-facing roofs also work well for solar production. We also offer ground-mounted solar arrays if you lack the roof space but have the land available.
WHAT INCENTIVES ARE AVAILABLE?
Solar rebates and incentives vary depending on where you live. The one available to all homeowners is the 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which allows you to deduct 26% of the cost of your solar energy system from your taxes. Some states offer additional tax credits, and certain municipalities & utilities also offer production rebates or other incentives.
WHAT ARE MY PURCHASE OPTIONS?
Impact Energy offers two purchase options: you can pay for your system in cash or you can finance it through a solar loan. Most homeowners choose a $0 down solar loan to to low interest rates, making it easy for homeowners with good credit to start saving on their electric bills Day 1.
WHAT IS NET METERING?
Net metering is the system that utilities use to credit solar energy system owners for the electricity produced by their solar panels. With net metering, you only pay for the electricity that you use beyond what your solar panels can generate. Net metering policies differ for every utility, but don’t worry – we’ve done the research for you!
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOLAR PANELS?
While every solar panel has unique specifications, many companies will offer a cheap solution by using lower tier polycrystalline panels that come from china or another country outside of the United States. Impact Energy only uses Tier-1 premium monocrystalline panels that are made in the USA. Monocrystalline has the highest efficiency, performs the best and lasts the longest.
WILL MY SYSTEM REQUIRE MAINTENANCE?
Our Tier-1 solar panels are made of the most durable tempered glass and require little to no maintenance for the 25-40+ years that they will generate power. However, if any issues arise we warranty everything we touch.
HOW LONG ARE THE WARRANTIES?
Tier-1 solar panels typically come with a 25-year manufacture’s warranty. However most companies only offer a 5-10 year workmanship warranty. With Impact Energy, we include a 25-year bumber-to-bumper warranty. That means we warranty everything we touch, so there’s no hidden expenses or surprises down the road.
HOW WILL I KNOW MY SYSTEM IS PRODUCING?
Impact Energy allows for both on-site and remote monitoring of your system to ensure you are aware of your system’s performance at all times. You’ll be able to access monitoring on the mobile app and from a computer, and even set up notifications if there’s a drop in production.
HOW DO SOLAR PANELS DO AGAINST HAIL?
While the threat of hail is concerning for all Colorado homeowners, solar panels are well-equipped to withstand impacts even from large hailstones. Because they are placed outside, solar panels are specifically designed with the effects of mother nature in mind. However, in the event that a panel is damaged by a hailstorm, repairs or replacement is covered by your homeowner’s insurance.
HOW DO SOLAR PANELS PERFORM IN THE SNOW?
While snowfall can cover panels and temporarily reduce production, your system is designed with your annual energy consumption in mind. We use historical weather data to design your system. Also, don’t worry about shoveling snow off your solar panels. Their dark surface absorbs sunlight and actually helps melt the snow off the glass surface faster than the rest of your roof.
WHAT IF I MOVE?
When you get your system through Impact Energy, you own the system. This means that your home’s added equity can be included into the selling price of your home!