The internet is flooded with information about solar panels…but who has time to do all that research?
When you’re thinking about going solar or buying solar panels, you’re going to have questions. That’s a given. Solar Sam helps our customers figure out the answers to their toughest solar questions all the time, so, we put together this post to make it easy for you.
Below, we’ve listed the top 7 most common frequently asked questions (FAQ’s)we hear. From questions like, “What are the top brands for solar panels?” to “can I put solar panels on a metal roof?”, it’s all right here! Read on for these answers and more.
The Top 7 Frequently Asked Solar Questions
In this quick post, we cover the following seven questions that we hear frequently from our customers:
- What do I need to know about buying solar panels?
- Which type of solar panels is right for me?
- What are the top brands of solar panels?
- Can I put solar panels on a metal roof?
- What is “net metering”?
- How do I clean my solar panels?
- How about going off-grid with solar?
We’ll also provide links to related blogs we’ve recently posted on these same topics so you can read more if you’re interested.
Q1. What Do I Need to Know About Buying Solar Panels?
A1. This should be one of the first questions you think about. Knowing the following will make your buying decision that much easier when the time comes! Consider:
- Your budget
- What your solar goals are
- If solar is right for you and your property
- What to expect when buying and installing your panels
- Which professional solar installer you want to work with
Read more: 5 Things You Need to Know About Buying Solar Panels
Q2. Which Type of Solar Panels is Right for Me?
A2. There are many types of solar panels available on the market today…so how do you know which are right for you? That’s a legitimate question! Some of your options are:
- Monocrystalline (black)
- Polycrystalline (blue)
- Thin Film
For more on each type and which will work best for you, check out Choosing the Right Panels: Types of Solar Panels Comparison.
Q3. What Are the Top Brands for Solar Panels?
A3. Based on ratings, reviews, and general popularity, some of the top brands for solar panels are:
- Silfab Solar
- LG Solar
- Solaria Solar
- Jinko Solar
- Longi Solar
- Mission Solar
From monocrystalline solar panels to bifacial solar panels, there’s something on this list for everyone. No matter what type of solar panels you need, these top brands have you covered!
Q4. Can I Put Solar Panels on a Metal Roof?
A4. Absolutely! You’ll just want to be sure you’re working with a professional solar installer who understands how to marry the latest roofing technology (like metal sheeting) with the greatest solar tech. Solar Sam has you covered there! Contact us for a free quote.
Q5. What is “Net Metering”?
A5. Net metering is a bit complex, and it isn’t available everywhere. But essentially, when your solar energy system produces more power than you need, you may be able to “sell” it back to a local utility.
Net metering can save you a ton of money over the life of your solar panels, so it’s worth knowing about.
Q6. How Do I Clean My Solar Panels?
A6. This is an easy one…you don’t have to! Your solar installer should clean your panels for you, or you can hire someone equipped to do it. Solar panels are techy, electrical, and a bit delicate. Cleaning solar panels (mixing them with water) is a dangerous combination best left to the pros.
Learn more about Solar Sam’s free solar panel cleanings!
Q7. How About Going Off-Grid with Solar?
A7. There’s quite a bit to consider when you want to go off the grid. Going off-grid with solar can be definitely be done, but you’ll want to check out How to Go Off the Grid with Solar Panels.
Solar Sam: Your Local Solar Provider and Professional Solar Installer
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