SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION & REPAIR
Homeowners throughout Boise & The Treasure Valley are taking advantage of the great savings provided by installing residential solar energy. Significantly reduce, or virtually eliminate, your electric bill by going solar. With several financing options available to help move you toward energy independence, it’s easy to start with zero out-of-pocket.
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SOLAR SYSTEM Services
We know Idaho solar—It’s what we do. Every aspect of your home solar energy project, from energy analysis to installation your solar project receives the attention it deserves to ensure that you get a quality solution. Our team is committed to surpassing customer expectations, as well as bringing the best value possible to each and every Treasure Valley resident.
SOLAR SYSTEM UPGRADES & REPAIR
If you’re looking for professional solar repairs or upgrades, turn to the experienced roofing team at Bushland Roofing & Solar. With years of experience in solar and general construction, our team can quickly identify issues to repair. With the recent explosion of solar in Boise, many solar companies have come, installed, and then gone out of business. That means that many systems were installed by a company that is no longer operating, which has left many solar homeowners left out in the cold when it comes to having their system maintained. Part of our service includes maintaining and replacing solar inverters. So if you need your inverter inspected, repaired, or even replaced, we are here for you. We guarantee our work and promise to repair the issue the right way the first time, every time. Contact us for a FREE estimate!
SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION
There is no “one size fits all” solar power system. We understand that each project is different and requires a unique approach to provide our customers with the best solution to their needs. When you work with Bushland Roofing & Solar, you’ll get individualized attention from our solar professionals.
Our professionals work with you to determine the details of the solar installation on your home; solar panels & inverters to use, system sizing, and financing methods. Experience the difference of working with a solar contractor who listens to you and has your interests in mind. You deserve better than a “one size fits all.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Maybe you’ve noticed leaks from the last storm, the lastest winds blowing through Boise took out some shingles, or maybe your roof is just old. No matter what the reason, you are probably wondering what it’s going to cost you to get it replaced. We at Bushland Roofing & Solar have put together some info for you.
WHY INSTALL SOLAR ON MY HOME?
Installing solar is a fantastic way to save money on utility bills. Homeowners in Idaho typically see savings of about 50% on electricity bills averaging $300/month. Installing solar on your home also allows you to lock-in lower energy rates for the next 20-25 years.
A solar panel system on your home shows your commitment to a better future by using renewable energy and generating locally produced electricity. If you choose to purchase or finance your solar panel system, you’ll get to absorb the idaho & Federal Tax Credit, increasing the overall savings significantly. You’ll also add value to your home when it comes time to sell.
How often do solar panels need to be repaired?
The standard solar panel warranty is 25-30 years. Since the system has no moving parts, there is very little likelihood of anything breaking down. However, if the efficiency of your solar panels starts to decrease too much, you’ll need the manufacturer’s help in replacing them.
WHAT IS NET METERING?
Net Energy Metering is an arrangement with the utility company that compensates a homeowner for producing more energy than they utilize. Instead of disconnecting from the utility grid (which would require significant on-site energy storage capabilities), most homeowners opt to remain as a customer of the utility, then install enough solar panels to offset all or most of the electricity they consume.
About half of the energy your solar panel system produces is consumed immediately by the home, but the rest is sent to the utility company to generate credit at rates close to, or equal to, retail rates for electricity. These credits are then used later at night when the solar panels aren’t producing electricity. The best part is you’ll be able to grandfather this agreement for 20 years, ensuring the value of your residential solar energy system investment.
WHAT FINANCE-TO-OWN OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
In the past few years, more and more solar financing options are becoming available. These options for financing a residential solar energy system helps homeowners capture the value of installing solar panels. Acquiring a home equity line of credit has always been an option, but now many banks and credit unions are offering special unsecured solar loans to finance your home solar installation with no out of pocket costs.
These are great options that carry competitive interest rates as low as 1.99%. Financing options still allow you to take the solar tax credit — saving an additional 30% of the cost of your whole system.
IS SOLAR System with A HOME BATTERY A GOOD INVESTMENT?
Under the current Net Energy Metering agreement, solar tends to be a better value without energy storage. The cost of batteries measured against Net Metering costs doesn’t make economic sense… yet. Every solar energy system designed by SolarTech is storage-ready.
Once the cost of home battery systems come down, our customers will be able to integrate energy storage into their system to better manage their energy consumption needs, while minimizing costs with the utility. Even with a home battery installed, most homeowners will remain connected to the grid. A truly “off-grid” solution requires a larger solar panel system and more energy storage than most homeowners are willing to pay for. However, grid-tied solar with storage for homes is in the near future.
WHICH SOLAR PANELS SHOULD I INSTALL?
There are several factors that can make the decision easier when choosing solar panels for your home; pricing, wattage, product warranty, and company stability. Ultimately, installing a solar energy system on your home is about saving money on your electricity costs. Even though choosing a less expensive panel may seem like the obvious answer, you should look at the warranty provided by the manufacturer.
Most solar panel warranties include a 25-year performance guarantee in their product warranty, with degradation of less than 1% per year. Performance of all solar panels gradually decline over time, to about 80% performance after 25 years. When considering the product warranty, company stability and history become another piece in the equation. You’ll want to be confident that the company will be around to honor the warranty in the future.