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Deciding to go solar can seem overwhelming when you have more questions than answers. Please browse our list of frequently asked questions and when you’re ready, reach out to one of our highly-trained energy consultants to fill in any remaining gaps.
How exactly does going solar and a solar system work?
Solar energy begins with sunlight that hits the panels to produce energy that flows into your inverter, which converts the DC energy into Alternating Current (AC) electricity that can be used to power your home. This same energy is then consumed when powering your home’s light, appliances, gizmos, and gadgets. If you feel your home isn’t producing the energy that it needs, the utility will fill in the gaps. If you system produces more energy than needed, that energy will go to the grid and most utilites will credit you for the unused power.
How many solar panels do I need for my home?
Roof-size/available space: When we look at the size of your roof and the space available, we gather data that tell us the maximum number of solar panels your home or site can hold and we even consider shading. We use a software “Suneye” which takes a 360 picture of your roof and we use this photo to determine if your home is a good candidate for solar.
Energy Usage: When we determine energy usage we look at your past electrical bills from over the course of a year to make sure your system isn’t too big or too small.
Your Budget: We take your budget seriously and most importantly, we want you to be satisfied with our services. We take your feedback on how much you want to spend so that we can size your system appropriately.
What is solar net-metering?
Does Duke Energy offer net-metering?
Curious about the cost of a home solar system?
When our clients ask this question, we immediately tell them about the federal tax credit that comes with going solar: it allows you to increase your tax refund, or decrease the amount of taxes you owe on your system.
The federal tax credit is currently at 26% and will remain at that number through the end of 2022, giving you plenty of time to take advantage of the savings! For example, if the total cost of you system was $22,000, when you subtract 26% you are then left with a $16,280 solar system. There is not set price for a home going solar as there are many factors that contribute to the total cost. The price of a solar home can range from $10k to $100k based on the size of your roof, energy usage, aesthetic preferences, and of course, budget.
Renu Energy Solutions is an American business, locally owned and operated from Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in 2010, Renu Energy Solutions serves North Carolina, South Carolina and has completed over 2,600 high-quality solar energy systems. As a full-service solar installer, we provide end-to-end service from the original solar consultation to installation day and support afterward via our mobile app or unquestioned customer service. Recently, we were honored to be recognized by Inc. Media’s Inc 5000 List and Solar Power World’s Top 500 Solar Contractor’s List!
Renu Energy Solutions is an American business, locally owned and operated from Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in 2010, Renu Energy Solutions serves North Carolina, South Carolina and has completed over 3,300 high-quality solar energy systems. As a full-service solar installer, we provide end-to-end service from the original solar consultation to installation day and support afterward via our mobile app or unquestioned customer service.
“Zach Mercer and the Renu team did a great job on our solar cell install. They were on time, worked like crazy, cleaned up after themselves. Truly professional, knowledgeable and pleasant to work with. The array looks great on our roof. Thanks, Renu!“
“My experience with Renu Energy Solutions was excellent! From Sales (Bill Winker), to project management (Hannah Elliott and team), to install (Zach Mercer, Josh Pennington and teams), to billing (Tristan Herbert and Vidya Ravindran), and followup technical questions (with Joel Robinson and team), everyone was extremely professional and accommodating. “
“Renu has performed excellently. Their various crews, installers, technical, office staff are very efficient and pleasant. I would recommend them without question.”