Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve all heard it before, there is no such thing as a stupid question. That rings especially true when it comes to solar power. Between rising utility rates and the state of our environment, the topic of solar power is being pushed to the forefront of conversation as THE solution to both problems. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning solar power, how it works, the effects it has on the environment or whatever else may be on your mind. The more you know the easier the decision will be to make the switch to clean energy. Knowledge is power!
Why is solar considered clean energy or "green"?
Most homes in Southern California are powered by fossil fuels. The company to which you pay your utility bill generates or buys its electricity from a company that burns coal, natural gas, or petroleum to create it. This process causes severe damage to our planet leaving us with no choice but to make the switch to solar power. There are no moving parts with solar power, the energy being produced is coming from the sun making solar power a clean, renewable source of energy. If your home qualifies to have solar panels installed the energy you produce will help to offset your carbon footprint, making your family part of the solution! Clean Energy or Dirty Energy…the choice is yours!
Why Restart Solar?
Every member of our team is dedicated to doing the right thing- for our families, for your family budget, and for our planet. We work hard, have fun, and provide the best customer experience in the industry. We combine local experts and enterprise level efficiency to provide the absolute best value to our customers and neighbors. Our partnerships with top solar panel manufacturers and suppliers, including SunPower, allows us to get the highest-performing and most efficient technology available. We know our customers want highly reliable, low-maintenance solar systems that provide the best ROI along with an aesthetically appealing design- and that’s exactly what we deliver every time at Restart Solar!
Is the installation affordable?
Restart Solar offers leasing, financing and upfront payment options. The price of the investment is very reasonable relative to the benefits our solar systems generate. Price varies depending on the size of solar system you need. If you decide to finance or lease a solar system, you can start creating savings right away with a lower monthly payment for solar than you pay now for your electric bill. If you decide to purchase a system, our solar consultants will set you up with the right system based on your electricity needs and over the life of the solar system you can expect to achieve a 15-20% return on your investment!
Will it really decrease my energy costs?
100% – Absolutely yes. We start by evaluating your energy needs and energy-saving goals so that we can use this information when we design your system. The solar energy systems that we install typically meet between 70-100% of the customer’s energy needs depending on what size system they choose, meaning they cut their energy utility bill by that much each month as well.
How will the solar panels look?
This is where Restart Solar really shines. As a full on construction company we employ the best of the best when it comes to our installations crews. We aren’t just another run of the mill solar company trying to get in and get out as fast as possible. We pride ourselves on having the best looking installations around . Panels do need to be installed in the right spot to maximize sunlight and effectiveness and our team of designers always keep the aesthetics of your house in mind throughout the design process, not only giving you the most efficient design but the best looking design as well. Then theres SunPower. At Restart Solar we are proud to be a SunPower Elite Dealer allowing us the opportunity to supply our customers with the best solar technology in the industry. Not only are SunPower panels the most efficient solar panels available, they are also the best looking. Reduce your energy bill, not your curb appeal!
How much work is the maintenance?
Solar panels only require the occasional hosing down in most situations. They’re durable and long-lasting. No moving parts, so little-to-no ongoing maintenance is required.
What do I have to do to get ready for installation?
Our installation is relatively painless and simple. We’ll walk you through every step before moving on. If your installation date is coming up and you have questions, please contact us. Once the installation begins, we’ll be in and out quickly, usually within 1-3 days depending on the size of the project.
Will I get to approve designs before you start?
Of course. Your input is vital to this process so that you are completely satisfied with the outcome. We provide you with a copy of the plans and explain the design to you to get your approval before moving forward.