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Does solar really work?

Yes, it does! In fact, it may surprise you how well it works. Think of that calculator in your junk drawer that you’ve always had, and have no idea where you got it. That calculator is powered by a photovoltaic module (or in other words, a solar panel). Granted, it’s a tiny…

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How do I know if solar will work well on my roof?

Here are some factors that affect how solar-friendly your roof is: Does your roof face south? In North America, south-facing roofs get the most direct sunlight. If the front of your house faces south and you don’t want panels visible from the street, you may be out of luck =(…

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Can solar panels power my entire home?

Yes. This depends on how much roof space you have available, how much power you use, and how much sunlight you get throughout the year. But most homes in North America have enough roof space to provide the entire home’s energy supply. It can be cheaper and easier to get…

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Do people steal solar systems?

Someone in the Czech Republic recently stole a railroad bridge, so you can assume that someone, somewhere, is stealing solar panels. But in over a decade in this business, we’ve never actually heard from anyone who had theirs swiped. Solar systems themselves are expensive, but the modules are only part…

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How long does it take to install a solar system?

A few days for a big residential system. Most of the time we’re only on your roof for a day. Design, engineering, and permitting can take a few days, or up to a month, depending on your municipality. Some cities sit on permits for weeks, others don’t require a permit…

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