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Solar FAQ

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Are you on the fence about whether or not you should get a solar power solution? Or have you decided you do want a solar power solution but feel overwhelmed by all the options and information out there? The Amp Solar Company has put together a handy FAQ guide to answer some of the most common questions that prospective solar solution owners have. Read on below, however, if we haven’t covered some of the questions that you may have on a new solar system, be sure to get in touch with us so that we can further assist you.

Will a solar power solution save me money?

In the medium to long term, yes, a correctly scoped, professionally installed, and properly maintained solar power system can save you money. If the solution is taking a property completely off-grid, or if it's a hybrid system leveraging a mixture of solar power and grid power, monthly energy costs will be reduced. It varies greatly how long the return on investment will be but considering the lifespan of a good quality solar solution, the savings should be realized before it needs replacement. Get in touch with us to see how our solar solution can in time, save you money.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels come in different types and are more complicated than can be answered here in detail. The answer also depends on what type of panels you have. In short, the sun's rays are absorbed by the panels. These panels release electrons when absorbing photons that produce a DC electric charge. This DC power will generally then need to be run through an inverter to convert into AC power for use in your building. If you are interested in a more elaborate answer on how solar solutions work, then do not hesitate to reach out to our trusted team.

Will solar panels work on cloudy days?

Yes, but the efficiency is reduced. There are actually several factors that will determine how well your solar panels are working. Of course, the more direct sunlight that the panels receive, the better. However, factors such as temperature are also a factor. It's important to make sure your solution is properly scoped by professional contractors such as The Amp Solar Company. All the factors should be considered and you get enough panels, with enough generating capacity and battery storage capacity, to ensure that you have power even on cloudy and rainy days. Contact us today to get a full understanding of how solar solutions work.

What is the lifespan of a solar system?

High-quality solar panels such as those supplied by The Amp Solar Company have an expected lifespan of around 25 years. Keep in mind that a solar system is more than just panels. If your system includes batteries, those would have a shorter lifespan. Always consult with professionals to fully understand the expected lifespan of a solar system. Solar systems should be maintained, to ensure a long lifespan. Contact our team today to assist in providing a full key solution for your solar requirements, where we will accurately advise you how many years your solar system should give you.

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