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FAQs

 

GENERAL SOLAR

How much does solar cost?

The price per system depends on the size but it is usually less expensive than most people think. The transition to solar is an investment, and like any investment, the financial return should be considered. There are also big financial incentives that will offset up to 30-40% of the price. Due to many variables, we make it easy to estimate costs for your specific needs. If you would like a free, no-obligation quote, request one here!

How long will the system or panels last?

Solar panels are much more durable than you might think! The panels we use are designed to last an upwards of 25 years. Most of the equipment also comes with a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty.

How much sun exposure do I need?

We design our systems to be positioned for maximum exposure. Typically, southern or western exposure to the sky is optimum but if your roof isn’t ideal, a solar array can be positioned on the ground.

Do I need batteries?

In most cases, batteries are not a necessity. Having battery backup, however, can have its added benefits. Battery backups can store your excess energy for occasions where you may not be producing as much, such as winter or cloudy days, or during power outages.

 

What about snow?

Typically, solar panels are installed at an angle, reducing the chances of a significant amount of snow accumulating on them.

What are the financial benefits?

Switching to solar can come with multiple financial benefits. For starters, whether residential or commercial, you would essentially be owning your own power, protecting you from ever-rising electricity rates. In addition to this, a solar energy system can significantly increase your property’s value.

What happens during a power outage?

Most solar energy systems are “grid-tied,” meaning they are connected to your utility company’s power grid. To protect utility electricians from injury during maintenance, your solar array will shut off when the grid goes down. If this concerns you, there a few options for backup power in instances like this.

Should I replace my roof before having a solar energy system installed?

This depends on the condition of your roof. Solar panels can last 25-35 years on average, so if your roof is in need of repair, it would be best to do that prior to installation.

Do solar panels cause roof damage?

Quite the opposite! Solar panels can act as a barrier between your roof and other elements, protecting it in a way. The installation is also harmless to your roof thanks to our experienced and highly trained crew.

Are solar panels difficult to maintain?

Surprisingly enough, solar panels do not require much maintenance after they are installed. Any dirt or debris that may land on them is typically taken care of by wind and rain, meaning you hardly ever need to clean them!

How does solar affect my property value?

Although it varies from property to property, a solar system can significantly increase your property value.

How does solar work?

Solar panels are covered in photovoltaic (PV) cells that soak up the suns ray, releasing electrons. This creates a flow of direct current (DC) electricity and converts it into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is used to power homes and businesses.

How do solar panels work on overcast and cloudy days?

Of course, clear, sunny days provide the most energy to be generated, but your solar panels are still able to produce a sufficient amount of energy on cloudy days as well. This is because solar panels also absorb infrared light to generate electricity, not just visible light. That means they are receiving usable light, even on the rainiest days!

How well do solar panels work in winter?

It is true that solar panels do not generate as much power during the winter days, but your production during the sunny summer days is able to more than make up for this. We typically take this into consideration when sizing a solar energy system for your home or business.

Are you sure solar works in Indiana?

Absolutely! Morton Solar has been working hard since 2007 to prove that solar works in Indiana. Don’t take our word for it though, read what our customers have to say!

Do you have system monitoring?

Both systems we offer come with their own monitoring platforms. Available in both app and web format, you can view and monitor your system’s production. It can be broken down for better understanding.

 

RESIDENTIAL SOLAR

What will my electric bill be after installation?

This depends on your budget and preference. Every system produces a different amount of energy, depending upon size and location. We can design a system that will generate enough electricity to power your entire home, which is called “net-zero.” This means each month your electric bill would only consist of the small fee they charge for the utility company’s meters.

My home doesn't have much roof space. Can I still go solar?

If you lack a sufficient amount of space on your roof, there are other options that enable you to still go solar. With the right location and sun exposure, some solar arrays can be mounted on the ground instead of the roof.

What is the installation process like? How long does it take?

Each installation is different and requires time and material specific to that project. On average, once paperwork and engineering are completed, a solar installation for homes can be completed within a week.

How much do I have to pay right now?

To request a quote is completely FREE. Beyond that, it depends on several factors, such as financing and certain tax incentives or credits you may qualify for. In many cases, there may be little to no money required upfront.

What are my financing options?

To help more homeowners access the ability to switch to solar, we have partnered with Clean Energy Credit Union. This makes solar more accessible and affordable to a broader range of people.

What solar energy rebates or incentives are currently available for homeowners?

There are a number of state and federal incentives when switching your home to solar, like the 22% state tax credit. This along with other benefits make it more affordable than ever for homeowners to switch to solar. To find out which incentives you qualify for, to speak with one of our solar experts.

What will my solar array look like? Will it affect the aesthetics of my home?

Our solar experts are dedicated to designing aesthetically pleasing solar arrays that are set up for optimal production.

COMMERCIAL SOLAR

 

What will my electric bill look like after the installation?

This depends on your budget and preference. Every system produces a different amount of energy, depending upon size and location. We can design a system that will generate enough electricity to power your entire facility, which is called “net-zero.” This means each month your electric bill would only consist of the small fee they charge for their meters.

What is the installation process like? How long will it take?

Each installation is different and requires time and material specific to that project. Once paperwork and engineering are completed, installation is typically the shortest part of the process.

What solar rebates or incentives are currently available for businesses?

There are a number of tax credits and incentives available for businesses switching to solar. For instance, commercial solar is eligible for a 26% tax credit and 21% tax depreciation. To learn more about what is available and what you may qualify for, your best option is to today.

What will my solar array look like? Will it affect the aesthetics of my facility?

Our solar experts are dedicated to designing aesthetically pleasing solar arrays that are set up for optimal production.