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Is solar a good backup for when the power goes out?

Not typically, but it can be. Solar systems need somewhere to send the energy they produce, or it doesn’t work. The vast majority of solar users are connected to the grid. When your panels are making more energy than you’re using, the excess goes back out into the wide world,…

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What is this “grid” you speak of?

Basically, if you get a power bill, you’re on the grid. The grid is the huge network of power lines that connects your home–and pretty much every other building in America–to power plants, allowing you to get electricity in your house without really ever having to think about it. Meters…

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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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