Are you tired of high energy bills and worried about the impact of fossil fuels on the environment?
If yes, then it’s time to consider switching to solar energy. Solar power is the cleanest, most abundant and renewable source of energy available to us today. It’s also becoming more affordable and accessible for homeowners and businesses alike.
View some of the most ask questions regarding benefits of switching to solar energy and why it’s a smart move for the environment and your wallet.
Can solar panels actually save me money?
Yes. Michigan homeowners pay an average of 17.69 cents/kWh for electricity, almost four cents above the national average!
There are two types of savings you’ll find with solar:
- Short term savings are savings you’ll see pretty much at the start of having your solar system turned on. If your loan or lease payments are lower than your costs now, you have day one savings.
- Long term savings are savings you may not see right away, but you’ll see either once your solar loan is paid off, or when your electricity bill rises higher than your solar payments. If you have a 12-year loan, after year 12 the loan is paid off and you’ll have no electricity costs. You’ll end up saving thousands more over the lifetime of having your solar system than you would have without going solar at all!
How do solar panels work?
When sunlight hits the modules on a solar photovoltaic (PV), the module proceeds to convert the sun’s energy into electricity used to power your home. A solar inverter converts DC electricity from your solar modules to AC electricity, which is used by most home appliances. Electricity flows through your home, powering electronic devices. Excess electricity produced by solar panels is fed to the electric grid.
Do solar panels work well in Michigan?
Yes! Michigan’s latitude and climate allow for excellent solar production. Our American-made solar panels are made to produce high-level energy in all weather conditions. Solar panels still generate electricity for your home whether or not the sun is shining brightly; in fact, cold temperatures typically improve panel output. Whether it’s a sunny day or a snowy Midwest winter day, you’ll always have highly-energized solar panels.
How long do solar panels last?
Solar panels are designed to last for 25 to 30 years or more, with some manufacturers offering warranties for up to 25 years. However, the lifespan of a solar panel system can be affected by factors such as the quality of the materials, the installation, and the maintenance.
Contact us today & start saving
When you choose Climax Solar, you’ll save your wallet as well as the planet. With your decision to begin using solar electricity, you’ll feel great knowing your investment is helping to create a sustainable future for both the planet and your finances
7017 S Westnedge Ave,
Portage, Michigan 49002
Mon-Fri: 10am – 7pm
Sat: 10am – 6pm
Tel: (269) 746-2000