Frequently Asked Questions

Solar panels have many benefits for property owners and businesses in Southern California. Yet many people have questions about solar panels and how they can benefit best from them. If you are looking for more information about solar panels and our solar panel services, here are some common questions and answers from our experienced team.

How much money can I save with solar panels?

At TENCO SOLAR, we can confidently say that you will save money if you invest in solar, but the amount you save will depend on many factors. For instance, the size of your system will affect your savings, as will the amount of sun that you get on your property. Reach out to our team to see how much savings is possible with solar panel installation.

How reliable are solar systems?

Solar systems have no moving parts and are designed to be out in the elements. This design means they rarely wear out. You can expect them to provide reliable service for 30 years or more when you have a system professionally installed.

Do solar panels work when it’s cloudy?

Solar panels absorb energy from the sun, and even on cloudy days that energy is present. The production does lessen when the sun is not out, but you will still get production in low light conditions.

What happens if the power goes out?

Due to government regulations, grid-tied solar systems get disconnected if the power goes out, allowing electrical workers to continue working without danger from power flowing from your home. If you want to have energy during a power outage, consider a battery backup solar system that can provide that power until the power from the electrical grid is restored.

Can I use solar panels if my home has too much shade?

There are options for homeowners who have a lot of shade on their properties to benefit from solar panels. Our team will provide a site analysis service to help determine the best placement and design for your solar panels. The same is true for commercial businesses. We also offer inverters to combat problems with shade.

Do I need to clean my solar panels?

Yes. Over time, dirt, leaves, and debris can build up on the panels, preventing them from soaking in the sun’s rays. They should be professionally cleaned so you can get the full impact from your solar panels. In addition, components can wear out over time and require replacement. Solar panel maintenance ensures they get inspected regularly, so these problems get repaired. TENCO SOLAR provides solar panel maintenance to match your needs.

Will solar panels increase my property value?

More and more homebuyers are recognizing the benefits of solar. While it’s not guaranteed, adding solar panels to your home could positively affect your home’s value.

What happens if I don’t use all of the energy I generate?

You can send unused solar power to the local utility company, and they will give you credits for your utility bill. This process is known as net-metering, and you can eventually eliminate your electric bill.

Have More Questions? Call TENCO SOLAR

Do you have additional questions about solar panels and solar panel services in Southern California? The team at TENCO SOLAR is happy to answer them. All you need to do is give us a call.

Call 888-507-6937 or contact TENCO SOLAR online to get all of your questions about solar panel services answered by an experienced, professional team.

our process

We Make Switching To Solar Simple
Consultation

Begin your switch to solar energy by starting with a TENCO SOLAR consultation. Our team will schedule a pre-site inspection to understand your needs and identify solutions helping you save on your energy expenses while reducing your carbon footprint. We make the process simple by completing permitting on your behalf.

Installation

Working around your schedule, our team will make a solar panel installation appointment that’s convenient for you. We will professionally install all the necessary equipment for setting your home or commercial business up with solar energy access in one day.

Activation

Our team will guide you through the new features and functions of your solar energy equipment in addition to setting you up through Net Energy Metering allowing you to sell your excess energy produced to the grid. We will provide you any service or maintenance solutions you need to enjoy solar connectivity for years to come.

our process

We Make Switching To Solar Simple
Consultation

Begin your switch to solar energy by starting with a TENCO SOLAR consultation. Our team will schedule a pre-site inspection to understand your needs and identify solutions helping you save on your energy expenses while reducing your carbon footprint. We make the process simple by completing permitting on your behalf.

Installation

Working around your schedule, our team will make a solar panel installation appointment that’s convenient for you. We will professionally install all the necessary equipment for setting your home or commercial business up with solar energy access in one day.

Activation

Our team will guide you through the new features and functions of your solar energy equipment in addition to setting you up through Net Energy Metering allowing you to sell your excess energy produced to the grid. We will provide you any service or maintenance solutions you need to enjoy solar connectivity for years to come.

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