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Frequently Asked Questions
Getting started with your solar journey is a big decision. This Is Solar has put together a few frequently asked questions to help guide you in the right direction.
How Solar Power Works.
Solar energy comes from the sun and can be captured with various technologies, primarily solar panels. The “photovoltaic effect” is the mechanism by which silicon solar panels harness the sun’s energy and generate electricity.
How Efficient Are Solar Panels?
Solar panels have improved considerably over the past decade. High-quality panels are now able to produce 22% of solar energy into usable energy, depending on factors like placement, orientation and weather conditions.
How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?
The number of solar panels is completely reliant your energy consumption, the size of your house and what your power requirements are. We will work with to determine exactly how many panels will suit your needs.
How often do I need to maintain my solar panel system?
Solar panels require minimal maintenance. Our top tip is to keep the panel as clean as possible to ensure optimal solar penitration.
Is My Home Suitable For Solar?
Solar panels require a strong reliable roof that is not covered in shade. The longer panels are exposed to sunlight the more energy can be converted and stored.
How long does an solar system installation take?
Our solar installations can take anything from 1 – 2 days depending on the size and the complexity of the solar power system.