FAQs – Solar Power Questions and Answers2019-11-27T12:53:04-05:00

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How many years do solar panels generate power?2019-11-06T16:38:45-05:00

Mission Solar panels sold by Department of Green Energy today don’t ever stop generating. While some of the wiring may need upgrading in future years, the panels remain useful for over 40 years and generations to come with a minimal reduction in output in the years after the warranty.

Will I see a difference in my lights or in how appliances run with solar, like on a generator?2019-11-06T16:38:08-05:00

Solar electricity is identical to grid power, so you will never notice that the house is running on solar power.

What you will see, of course, is a smaller electric bill!

What are the top benefits of solar power green energy?2019-11-06T16:37:02-05:00

There are many benefits of going with green solar energy!

Among many more, here are the top benefits of going with solar:

  • Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bills
  • Earn a great return on your investment
  • Protect against rising energy costs
  • Increase your property value
  • Boost U.S. energy independence
  • Create jobs and help your local economy
  • Protect the environment
What kind of licensing is needed to have solar power installed?2019-11-06T16:34:57-05:00

For each geographical region, city, or municipality there may be different licensing and certification needed in order to complete and legitimize the install.

What maintenance does the solar power system require?2019-11-06T16:30:19-05:00

Solar power green energy systems installed by Department of Green Energy are very low maintenance.

Once your solar power system is installed you don’t have to do anything other than collect the savings!

How can I tell how my solar power system is performing?2019-11-06T16:29:20-05:00

Department of Green Energy Provides clear power creation and consumption analytics so that you can know exactly how your solar system is performing!

After you solar system is installed you will be provided with a web portal for access to your daily energy stats.

How long will my solar power system last?2019-11-06T16:28:20-05:00

Department of Green Energy Solar Power Systems are made in the United States and come with warranties!

Your Solar Panels will last well into the the future!

For a free solar quote and to find out how more click here and complete the form.

Are government incentives available to reduce the price of solar?2019-11-06T16:27:42-05:00

Yes, there are various government incentives available to reduce the price of getting a full solar power green energy system installed!

For a full energy analysis to find out how many government incentives are available for you click here and complete the form.

How many solar panels do I need to produce enough electricity to run my house?2019-11-06T16:25:25-05:00

The amount of solar panels you need varies based on how much power consumption you are using on your property.

The amount of solar panels you need to generate enough electricity can be estimated by taking a look at your current energy bills and the sunlight that your property receives.

To get a solar estimate quote from our solar experts at Department of Green Energy click here and complete the form!

How will I know if my property is a good candidate for solar panels?2019-11-06T16:23:54-05:00

If your roof or somewhere on your property gets sunlight then you are a good candidate!

Some properties are better than others due to their available amount of sunlight.

You can contact Department of Green Energy solar experts to look at your property and give you a full estimate of how much you can save.

Will solar panels raise my home or business property value?2019-11-06T16:22:20-05:00

Yes! The solar panels and every component of the green solar energy system adds to the property value of your home when reselling!

Once installed your solar panels become a part of the home and the savings that they produce continue along with the property.

Do you have to rewire my house?2019-11-06T16:21:52-05:00

No, you do not have to rewire your house!

We at Department of Green Energy can give you a thorough green energy analysis for your home and give you options for upgrading your home to become more effective at using energy but in order to have solar the whole house will never need to be rewired.

How long do solar panels take to install?2019-11-06T16:21:21-05:00

Solar installation can be very fast and completed within a short amount of time.

The majority of the time that solar takes to get installed is pending on local agencies to survey and certify the property.

Will I ever need to replace my solar panels?2019-11-06T16:16:06-05:00

Your solar panels come with a warranty to ensure that they will not need to be replaced out of pocket.

Sometime there may be degradation or upgrades needed that will be covered by the warranty!

Will I qualify for tax credits, rebates, or incentives to help lower the cost of switching to solar?2019-11-06T16:14:19-05:00

Yes, if you are a Florida homeowner you most likely qualify for government Solar Programs.

To find out if you qualify you can submit the easy solar quote application and our solar system experts will determine how much funding you will have available!

How much will I really save on my electricity bills every month?2019-11-06T16:12:58-05:00

The amount of money you will save on your electric bill varies.

Over time your solar investment will pay for itself and the majority of your energy will be covered by your home solar system.

Do I have to go off the grid when I switch to solar energy?2019-11-06T16:11:23-05:00

No, your solar energy system will remain connected to the grid.

If you ever need to use more power than your solar system is providing you can easily get the energy from your main power grid.

Department of Green Energy Solar Systems are designed to support the average homeowners daily usage based off previous months.

Will my solar panels generate electricity during cloudy, rainy, or snowy days? What about at night?2019-11-06T16:09:59-05:00

Yes, Solar Panels will still generate energy when it is cloudy, rainy, or snowy, even at night.

As long as there are rays of sunlight outside your solar panels will generate energy, even in small amounts. During the night the sunlight reflected by the moon will even give small amounts of energy!

How is Solar Energy Created? How do Solar Panels Work?2019-11-06T16:08:08-05:00

Solar panels are made of highly excitable, conductive materials. When the sun’s rays hit the solar panels, the reaction creates direct current (DC) electricity.

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Since most homes and businesses use alternating current (AC) electricity, your solar-generated DC energy will pass through an inverter to become AC electricity. Then it flows through your property’s wiring and behaves just like the power you’ve been using your whole life.

Can I finance a solar power system in the state of Florida?2019-11-06T16:07:26-05:00

Yes, in the state of Florida you can finance a solar power system through the Florida PACE Program.

The list of advantages of PACE financing over traditional financing is long, and it includes these benefits:

  • Financing can be secured over a longer term
  • Upfront payment is usually not required at sale or refinance
  • Interest rates are often lower than other financing
  • Payments may be deductible as property tax from federal income tax
  • And more.
Why would I want solar?2019-11-06T16:06:21-05:00

The main reason is…because you are already paying for it! If you are spending $150 per month with your utility company now, what do you get for it? Last month’s lights and air conditioning! If you spend $150 per month on your own solar system and it creates the same amount of electricity, you are building $150 per month equity instead of throwing it out the window with the utility company! It’s the same reason you bought your home instead of renting it.

What is the PACE program?2019-11-06T15:54:44-05:00

The PACE program stands for “Property Assessed Clean Energy”. The PACE program is a unique way to finance your renewable energy and energy efficiency projects through your home’s property taxes. The financing requires no credit check, no income check and no money out of pocket! The solar PACE program gives you up to 30 years for pay back so the payment is always lower than your current FPL bill!

How will my utility bill be different with a solar electric system?2019-11-06T16:37:32-05:00

Your utility bill we be completely different once you have installed a solar power system!

Your bill will go way down and potentially become non-existent!

To find out how much you can save and get a free solar quote, click here.

Can I be totally independent from the utility company?2019-11-06T16:35:57-05:00

In the state of Florida you must be connected to the local utility company so that if you ever need extra energy you can get the extra power from the utility company.

Do I need permission from the local utility to connect my solar power system to the grid?2019-11-06T16:31:39-05:00

Yes, once you have decided to go ahead and install a solar system, your local utility will be notified and they will help verify your property and connect you to the grid in case you ever need extra energy.

If I rent a home or apartment, can I still get a solar power system?2019-11-06T16:26:19-05:00

Yes, you can get a solar power system on any kind of property.

To learn more about getting a solar power system installed on your property click here and apply for the free quote.

Can I install solar panels on my property myself?2019-11-06T16:19:14-05:00

Yes you can but there are many risks associated with self installation.

At department of green energy we have an expert team that is certified in Solar Energy Systems installation that will be sure to install your solar the correct way.

Will installing solar panels damage my roof?2019-11-06T16:18:21-05:00

Solar panels installed by a the professional solar company Department of Green Energy will not cause damage to your roof.

Our solar panel installation experts make sure that your solar panels are installed the right way so that they do not damage your roof.

How soon will I notice a difference in my electricity bills after switching to solar energy?2019-11-06T16:13:27-05:00

You will notice a change in your electric bills immediately!

Once your solar panels are installed the majority of your electric needs will be covered by the solar panels and you will notice that you are paying little to nothing to your current energy provider!

Who is Department of Green Energy Inc.?2019-11-06T16:05:34-05:00

Department of Green Energy Inc. is a state licensed, bonded and insured electrical and general contractor, specializing in solar and energy efficiency products and installation.

Is Department of Green Energy Inc. a government agency?2019-11-06T16:04:32-05:00

Department of Green Energy Inc. is a state licensed electrical and general contractor and a private corporation. We make no claims to associated with any government agency whatsoever.

Do I still have to use the utility company after I go solar?2019-11-06T16:01:11-05:00

Yes. Laws in Florida prevent from unhooking from the utility company grid altogether. The connection process with the utility companies is called interconnection or net metering. This allows any excess energy created by a renewable energy system to flow back into the utility grid giving the customer credit for all said excess energy.

How much does a solar system cost in Florida?2019-11-06T15:59:58-05:00

Solar systems in south Florida will cost you right around the same amount you are spending on electricity bills each month with the utility company currently. The good news, once your solar system is paid for, you will then have little to no electric bill!

How much out of pocket cost will I pay by going solar in South Florida?2019-11-06T15:57:23-05:00

None! There are many different options to finance your solar system, all which require no money of pocket whatsoever.

If the power goes out will I still have power through my solar system?2019-11-06T15:56:04-05:00

No, If the utility company grid loses power to your home there is an automatic disconnect that will shut down the solar system feeding back to the grid. This is for the safety of any person working on the power lines so no lines are active with an electrical charge.

Why haven’t more people gone to solar energy yet in South Florida?2019-11-06T15:51:52-05:00

There are several reasons people haven’t gone solar in South Florida yet, It has been very expensive and there have not been many quality financing options. Which forced home owners to come up with large sums of money up front out of pocket. With our new finance options available to homeowners, especially the PACE program, there has never been a better time to go solar… And now you can go solar in South Florida for no money out of pocket!

How many solar panels do I need on my roof in South Florida?2019-11-06T16:49:51-05:00

The amount of solar panels you will need depends entirely on your electrical usage and the directional orientation of your roof. Our energy expert will perform a customized energy analysis quote for your home to determine the optimal green energy solution.

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