Frequently Asked Questions
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What are the financial benefits of solar energy?
When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and
protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on
the utility rates and solar policies in your area but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where
How do solar photovoltaic (PV) panels work?
Solar panels absorb the sun’s energy throughout the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity.
Most homes and businesses run on alternating current (AC) electricity, so the DC electricity is then
passed through an inverter to convert it to usable AC electricity. At that point, you either use the
electricity in your house or send it back to the electric grid.
Do my solar panels produce power when the sun isn’t shining?
The amount of power your solar energy system can generate is dependent on sunlight. As a result, your
solar panels will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and no energy at night.
However, because of high electricity costs and financial incentives, solar is a smart decision even if you
live in a cloudy city.
What happens if there is snow on solar panels?
Solar panels convert sunshine into power, so if your panels are covered in snow they can’t produce
electricity. Snow generally isn’t heavy enough to cause structural issues with your panels, and since most
panels are tilted at an angle the snow will slide off. If snow does accumulate, your panels are easy to
Will I still receive an electric bill if I have solar panels?
Unless your solar energy system includes battery storage and you are fully off the grid, you will still
receive a bill from your utility. However, you can dramatically reduce your bill, or even cut the amount
you owe dramatically.
What size solar energy system should I get?
The size of your solar energy system will depend on how much electricity you use on a monthly basis, as well
as the weather conditions where you live. Connect with Fosler Solar to figure out what size system you need.
What are the panel and inverter warranties?
The solar panels we install have a product warranty for 20-25 years. Our inverters we install are warrantied for
How much does solar cost?
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