frequently asked questions
What is better, leasing or buying?
Both leasing as well as purchasing your solar provide an aggressive financial return. For homeowners desiring minimum risk and maximum protection the lease or PPA (power purchase agreement) is the way to go. A lease or PPA provides system insurance, a money-back production guarantee and active system monitoring. Purchasing your system is for homeowners who looking to maximize their long term savings.
What about bateries?
We sell the Sunpower Sunvault, Tesla Powerwall and LG Chem. These are the three top home battery systems. A home battery solution ensures that during brown outs and black out, you still have power so essential needs such as home security systems, refrigeration, lights and routers. An additional benefit of a home battery system is load shifting. "Load shifting" refers to storing your excess power during the day when the utility rates are at a lower price and using that stored energy later in the day or night when you're not producing as much and utility rates are a higher price. This process allows you to save even more money while producing the same amount of power.
What about warranties?
Warranties vary from company to company and there are a few different kinds of warranties.
All major panel manufacturers provide a 25 year power guarantee.
Labor warranties vary from one installer to the next, but all of our systems come with a 25 year labor warranty.
Inverters warranties range from 10-25 years, but all IndieSolar customers get a 25 year warranty.
Will my solar panels still power my house when the grid goes down?
The only way to have power during a utility power outage is to have both solar and a battery system.
Do the solar panels produce all of my electricity?
They sure can and most of our customers do. Whether or not you'll be able to produce all of your power depends on how much energy you use and how much energy you're able to produce. Click the link below to request a free quote and find out how much power you can produce and how much money you'll save.
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No matter how much power you produce, there will always be at least a minimum charge to stay connected to the grid. That minimum charge is usually $10-$15/month.
What kind of maintenance is involved?
Very little maintenance (if any at all) is needed for your solar energy system. All systems sold through IndieSolar include a 25 year parts and labor warranty ensuring that if anything ever needs to be replaced it is covered under your warranty. Many systems will not require any maintenance for their entire life except a little cleaning every once few years.
How do I know my system is working properly?
All systems sold by IndieSolar come with remote monitoring. This monitoring allows both you and your installer to observe how much energy your system is producing at any moment in time and over any previous time period. This ensures your system will always work as intended and gives you the peace of mind that you're maximizing your savings.
What kind of panels do you sell?
IndieSolar primarily sell top of the line panels such as Sunpower, Panasonic and LG.