Solar FAQs

  • How does solar energy work?

    Solar Explained In Three Easy Steps

    1. The solar panels convert the suns energy into electricity. SunPower panels produce 50% more power than conventional panels, and even produce in low-light conditions like overcast and rainy days.
    2. The SunPower inverter takes the energy produced by the panels and converts it to useable power.
    3. Your house is now run by cleanly produced electricity. If you’re producing more than you’re using, your electric meter will spin backwards, and the extra power is sent back to the grid in the form of useable credits.
  • What can I expect if I decide to purchase solar energy?

    Step 1

    Gather your last 12 months of PG&E bills. If you don’t have them, Energy House will instruct you on how to obtain these copies.Step 2A solar representative from Energy House will analyze these bills and get an accurate view of solar solutions. An at home consultation will be required to conduct a solar energy assessment and develop a customized proposal tailored to your energy needs, location of your house, and style of your roof.

    Step 3

    Payment- Energy House will help you choose the best solar solution for your needs and provide options for the best financial solution at the most competitive rate.

    Step 4

    All aspects of the home solar installation will be handled by Energy House; including permits, tax-incentive applications, tests, and connections. To make solar easy, we handle all the paperwork and provide a “hands-off ” experience for our customers.

    Step 5

    That’s it! Your residential solar system is installed, and you can start saving on your energy bills. Your SunPower Monitoring and 25-year performance warranty will provide peace of mind for years to come.

  • What is the average cost of going solar?

    Residential solar energy systems are designed based on the needs of each individual family. Energy House looks at your past 12 months of usage history and usually designs three different solutions based on this information. A number of factors go into these solutions, and the sum of these determines the cost.

  • What is the average-sized solar system?

    There is no average system size; however, it’s safe to say that many consumers will fall within a 3-6.5kW-system size. The customer will ultimately decide how much they want to offset their energy needs.

  • Do the panels have to go on my house?

    The simple answer to this question is no. However, it’s our job to save the customer money whenever possible. A ground-mounted system located away from the residence does add an additional cost to the project and is often unnecessary.