Have questions? We have answers! Welcome to our FAQ section, your one-stop resource for answers to the most common queries about our solar products/services. We understand that you may have inquiries, and we're here to provide clarity and assistance.

How does solar help lower my bills?

Solar panels generate energy your house uses to reduce the power purchased from the utility company. Since solar works in the daytime, the extra energy generated turns your meter backward and provides credits that can be used to pay for electricity taken from the grid at night. 

Will solar run my air conditioner?

Solar energy can typically sustain various loads or appliances, contingent upon adequate sunlight and a sufficient number of solar panels. However, it's important to note that the ability of solar to power your HVAC system depends on its size and may necessitate multiple batteries for optimal performance.

What is involved in a solar evaluation?

A solar evaluation reviews the eligibility of the owner’s property for a residential or business solar energy system according to several important requirements. A roof and shade analysis and home energy analysis, and other site or owner requirements are completed. The final report and their best-value solar options are presented to the owner.

What is net metering in New Orleans?

Net metering in New Orleans is a billing arrangement that allows residential and commercial solar panel system owners to receive credits for excess electricity they generate and feed back into the grid. When your solar panels produce more electricity than your home or business consumes, the surplus energy is sent to the utility grid.

Should I lease or purchase a solar system?

Leasing provides a guaranteed no-upfront cost, no-credit-check solar system with energy efficiency and lifetime monitoring and maintenance included. Purchase systems provide ownership of a 25-year guaranteed clean energy system with options for zero money down, backup power, and energy efficiency. Both options can be explored.

Do government incentives exist?

Tax breaks, such as the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), are essential incentives for those considering solar panel installations in the United States. The ITC allows homeowners and businesses to deduct a percentage of the cost of installing a solar energy system from their federal income taxes.

What maintenance do solar systems need?

Solar panels and battery backup systems require minimal maintenance. For solar panels, occasional cleaning to remove dust and debris is usually sufficient. Battery backup systems may need periodic checks to ensure proper function, but they typically have a low-maintenance design.

Is the solar consultation free of charge?

The initial solar consultation is entirely free for residents and businesses located in Orleans Parish. Additionally, certain solar options may qualify for federal funding through tax incentives for eligible individuals.