Frequently Asked Questions


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What are the financial benefits of going solar?

  • Savings on electric bills

We want to help you turn that electric bill into an asset instead of a liability.  

  • Rebate Incentives

Some homeowners have access to big rebate programs that can help you save thousands on the cost of installing a solar panel system.  

  • Property value

Solar panels increase the value of your home. A new a new Zillow analysis reveals that on average solar panels increase the home’s value by 4.1% across the U.S.

How much does it cost to go solar?

If you can pay your electric bill then you can afford to go solar. You can install a solar system with RISE power for $0 down.  

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels work by absorbing solar radiation. Sun rays hit the silicon cell on the solar panel and electrons are set in motion. Those electrons create a flow of electricity. A system of nodes and wiring captures this flow of electricity in the solar panel. The solar panel system will send this direct current (DC) to a solar inverter which converts the direct current into alternating current (AC) which can be used in your home.

Would my roof accommodate solar panels?

Some roofs are better for solar than others. In general, if your roof regularly receives sunlight throughout the day it will work for solar panels but we won’t know for sure until we take a look at it. Click here to sign up now!

What happens to solar during bad weather, cloudy days, and hail?

During days that are cloudy or stormy your solar is still working. While its true the panels won’t produce as much power as sunny days, your solar is still producing electricity. We account for those cloudy days based on years of historical weather patterns so you can rest assured the yearly estimated energy for your system will be accurate.

Solar is meant to be outside and designed to hold up to what mother nature can dish out. Small to medium size hail typically won’t damage your solar system. If have large to extreme size hail and the solar panels are damaged we will work with your homeowners insurance to get your panels up and running ASAP.

What happens if my grid power goes out?

For grid tied systems if you have a power outage at your home due to the grid going down the solar system will detect this outage and immediately shut down. The main reason for this is to protect anyone potentially working on the downed line. Once the grid power is back up your system will automatically detect this and turn back on. If you invest in a battery backup system your system would automatically switch to your backup battery power and the circuits you have dedicated to that battery would still have power. Once the grid power comes back on the battery would assume its default operation.

Will I still be on the electric grid after installing solar panels?

After you install solar panels, you will still be connected to the grid. It is possible to go completely off the grid with solar panels and batteries but it’s simply unnecessary for most homeowners. Staying connected to the grid allows you to sell extra electricity back to the utility company. It also allows you to use electricity when you’re solar panels are not producing electricity.

How long will my solar system last?

Solar panels in general are highly durable. RISE power prefers installing LG solar panels which are premium solar panels backed by a 25 year production and manufactures warranty. Because we use premium products it is reasonable to expect your system to work for years beyond the actual warranty period.

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We will make it easy for you to go solar!