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Have questions about switching to solar? Curious about how we do things here at Magic Solar? You aren’t alone! In fact, we receive a number of questions each and every day, and in many cases we are asked the same questions multiple times. If you’re looking for information, we have taken the liberty of providing a few of the answers to some of the most common questions we receive right here on our website.
If you have further questions that are not answered here, give the team at Magic Solar a call at (208) 266-3258 today and we would be happy to answer them!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q:Does Solar Eliminate My Electric Bill?
A:Not necessarily. If you are planning on remaining connected to the public utility grid (which we recommend), then you might still have an electric bill at the end of every month. The only difference is that your bill will be significantly smaller because your solar energy system will have generated the majority of the power you used as opposed to public generator systems. If you disconnect from the grid entirely, then your bill will disappear. However, we do not recommend this unless, as it can leave you without power should your power supply diminish.
Q:Does Solar Exempt Me from Blackouts?
A:By default, no. Any solar energy system that is connected to the public grid shuts off during a blackout, and therefore your power goes out along with everyone else’s. However, by installing an inverter that can “island” your home by temporarily disconnecting you from the public grid, your home’s power system can safely turn back on during a blackout. When combined with a home battery system, a solar energy system can potentially keep you powered during a blackout for hours or even days at a time.
Q:What Happens on Cloudy Days?
A:Solar energy is always around us. The only major difference is that on cloudy days, the amount of energy available is lower. Your solar panels will continue to collect this energy, but they do so at a lower rate, and that means they don’t produce as much useable electricity as they would otherwise. You as a homeowner likely won’t notice a difference—your lights and appliances will all still work as normal. However, for these days you will need to draw more energy from the public grid in order to meet your demands.
Q:What Incentives Are Available?
A:The federal government as well as the state of Idaho have several incentives available for homeowners who wish to install a solar energy system. The federal investment tax credit (ITC) is only available for a short time longer before it disappears for residential customers forever, so make the switch today and save even more! Likewise, state incentives and local programs are changing constantly, so talk to a member of our team to learn what is currently available for you.
Q:What Is the Solar Buying Process?
A:The process will differ from customer to customer, but generally our process begins with an initial survey of your property and a thorough discussion of your goals, your needs, and your intentions. From there, our trained experts work on designing your solar energy system, complete with the panels, inverter, and other features that you want. Once this is done, we give you a thorough rundown of our design, how it should function, and some expected numbers for production and cost. This design isn’t final, and you are welcome to make any changes you see fit. Once we have obtained your approval, we will schedule your installation once the initial deposit is made. Financing options are available. From there, we send all of the needed materials to our installation teams, and the installer will come to your home to begin your project on the scheduled date.
Q:Do You Offer Financing?
A:Yes! We offer friendly, customer-focused financing through some of the industry’s premier names. We can help walk you through the application process and you’ll receive a decision within as little as a few minutes in most cases for qualified applicants.