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Solar Panel Frequently Asked Questions From Solar Titan USA

At Solar Titan USA, we are dedicated to providing our communities with a green, clean energy source that is both renewable and sustainable. We believe that solar power is the energy of the future. In the sections below, you’ll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions that we receive about solar panels, the installation process, the cost of solar, and more. When you choose to make the switch to solar, we want you to be absolutely confident in your decision and understand how it will impact the environment, your community, and our future as a whole. Read on to learn more about solar energy and when you are ready to transition your home away from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy, contact the team at Solar Titan USA.


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General Solar Panel FAQs

How do solar panels work? Expand

Solar panels collect photons from the sun’s rays and transform them into energy. The solar panels create DC current which is then directed through the inverter which converts the power to AC. This is the most commonly used type of electricity and the power created by the solar panels can now be used to power your home. Any unused electricity is measured and sent to the grid. 

What are the benefits of switching to solar? Expand

There are both monetary and environmental benefits of switching to solar energy. Solar energy is green and therefore good for the environment. Using solar energy allows you to reduce your use of fossil fuels, subsequently reducing your carbon footprint. With fewer carbon emissions entering the atmosphere, we can help to slow climate change and the adverse effects it is having on the natural environment.

Switching to solar energy can also help you to reduce your monthly electricity bills since you are creating your own electricity. You will no longer be subjected to the ever-fluctuating and increasing prices of electricity from your local utility company. 

Transitioning your home or business to solar energy can help you save money and reduce your negative impact on the natural environment. Read more about the benefits of switching to solar energy.

How long will my solar panel system last? Expand

Solar panel systems are designed to last for about 30 years. This means that once you have your solar panel system installed, you will be able to enjoy clean, green energy for up to three decades.

Will I have to perform any maintenance to my solar panel system? Expand

Solar panel systems require very little maintenance. Most homeowners simply spray them with the hose to remove debris occasionally. Solar panels should be cleaned after it snows or rains to ensure that they are working at maximum efficiency.

If your solar panels are not functioning properly, it is best to contact a solar panel repair company. If small problems are addressed immediately, your solar panel system should provide your home or business with clean energy for decades.

What makes solar energy green? Expand

Solar energy does not use fossil fuels. Instead, it converts photons from the sun’s rays into energy to power our homes. Solar panels do not release carbon emissions while they are converting solar energy and the energy comes from a completely renewable and sustainable source. We will never run out of sunshine and creating energy from the sun’s rays does not damage the sun. It is an unlimited resource that can be used by everyone without having adverse effects on our planet or contributing to our carbon footprint.


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What type of solar panel system can you expect when you work with Solar Titan USA? Expand

At Solar Titan USA, we use only the best solar equipment from SolarEdge. Our solar panel systems are made up of intelligent panels that can be separately monitored and optimized for maximum energy creation. When you have a solar panel system from Solar Titan USA installed on your home or business, you’ll have access to a cloud-based monitoring system where you can ensure that your system is optimized and running efficiently. Our systems also have an enhanced safety mechanism that makes the system safer for you, the installer, electricians, and the fire department in the event of an emergency. Our solar panel systems offer the most up-to-date technology while still running off the same cables, connectors, and methods as a traditional solar panel system, so that they are easy to install and use. 

Learn more about the solar panel systems we use at Solar Titan USA.

Does Solar Titan USA offer solar panel installation in my area? Expand

The Solar Titan USA service area currently includes Knoxville, Lexington, Chattanooga and a 90-mile radius around each city. If you are unsure if this includes your area,  contact the team at Solar Titan USA and we will be happy to assist you and determine if you are within our service area.

Does Solar Titan USA offer residential and commercial solar panel installation services? Expand

Yes! At Solar Titan USA, we offer both residential and commercial solar panel installation services.

Is it possible to see some of the work that Solar Titan USA has completed in the past? Expand

Yes! At Solar Titan USA, we take immense pride in our work. We take the time to get to know each of our customers so that we can determine which solar panel system is best for you. View some of our past projects and when you are ready to make the switch to solar at your home or business, contact our team of solar panel installation experts to get started.

I have more questions, can I contact Solar Titan USA? Expand

Absolutely! At Solar Titan USA, we are here to answer any of your questions and ease all of your concerns. Whether you would like to hear more about the benefits of solar energy, are interested in learning more about which government incentives are available to you, or have general questions about the installation process, we are here to help. Contact the team at Solar Titan USA through our website and a member of our team will reach out to you shortly.

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Solar Panel Installation FAQs

How many solar panels do I need for my home or business? Expand

This question must be answered on a case-by-case basis. No two homes or businesses are alike and at Solar Titan USA, we customize each solar panel system to meet the needs of each individual customer. In order to know exactly how many solar panels you will need for your home, you’ll need to speak to someone from Solar Titan USA directly to discuss your needs and goals.

Can I install solar panels myself? Expand

At Solar Titan USA, we don’t recommend installing a solar panel system on your own. Solar panels are expensive and require you to install them on your roof which can be dangerous and makes it possible to damage the roof of your home. In addition, solar panel systems must be wired into your home’s electrical system which should be performed by someone with the experience and expertise to get the job done safely and efficiently. In order to ensure there is no damage to the solar panel system, your roof, or your home, it is in your best interest to invest in professional solar panel installation.

What happens if I need a roof replacement after my solar panels are installed? Expand

Solar panel systems are designed to last about 30 years, so chances are, during this time, you will need a roof repair or a roof replacement completed. When you hire a roofing company to complete roof repairs or replacement, make sure you communicate with them that you have a solar panel system on your home and they will bring in a solar panel company to safely remove your system while the roof work is taking place and to put everything back in place when the repairs or replacement are complete.

How long does the installation process take? Expand

The installation process is fairly quick. How long your particular solar panel system installation will take depends on the size of the system as well as other factors. Typically, the installation process can be completed in just a couple of days. This can be shorter for smaller systems and longer for larger systems. When you work with Solar Titan USA, we’ll provide you with a time estimate for work to be completed after we understand your needs, goals, and the size of the system we are installing.

Will my solar panel installation be outsourced to another company? Expand

When you work with Solar Titan USA, we handle everything from sales to installation in-house. You will never have to worry about us sending over subcontractors to your home or business that you are not familiar with. Keeping every aspect of the process in-house allows us to provide you with the best communication and customer service possible.

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Solar Costs and Incentives FAQs

How much do solar panels cost? Expand

The cost of a solar panel system will vary depending on your specific needs and goals. The larger the system, the more equipment you will have to purchase and the longer installation will take, which will both impact the price of your system. However, the initial upfront cost associated with solar panel installation is well worth the investment. After your solar panel system is installed, you’ll be able to provide your home or business with clean, renewable energy for up to 30 years.

What incentives are available? Expand

There may be local, state, and federal government incentives available to you depending on where you live. These incentives can be combined to help cover the costs of the solar panel equipment and installation services. The federal government tax credit alone covers 22% to 26% of the costs associated with solar panel installation. 

The team at Solar Titan USA can help you determine which government incentives you qualify for and which are available in your area. Contact us today to learn more about solar panel incentives and tax credits.

What do the government incentives cover? Expand

Government tax credits and incentives are designed to help cover the costs of the solar panel equipment, the installation services, and the cost of permits. The amount you will receive in solar panel incentives will depend on the area you live in and whether there are state and local incentives that you can combine with the federal tax credits.

How do I get financing for the solar panel installation and equipment? Expand

At Solar Titan USA, we are able to get many of our customers started with solar panel installation with as little as zero down. We do this by helping you to get financing for this project. Solar panel installation is an investment into your financial future as well as the future of our planet and there are plenty of financing opportunities available to those who are willing to make the switch. 

Financing terms can vary person-to-person depending on your individual situation. To learn more about the types of solar panel financing available and if you qualify, contact the team at Solar Titan USA. 

What is the average payback period for a solar panel system? Expand

On average in the United States, the payback period for a solar panel system is eight years. This, of course, depends on the size of the system, the amount of money you decide to spend, and the quality of the solar panel system you choose. 

Solar panel systems, on average, last for 30 years. This provides you with 18 years of clean, green, and free energy after the system pays for itself.

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Are you ready to invest in a solar panel system for your home or business? Look no further than Solar Titan USA. We provide the people with expert solar panel installation services. Contact our team today to get started.