FAQ's

Indeed, solar power can provide financial savings from the very first month through various financing options. Customers who choose to pay for their solar system upfront can experience a return on investment (ROI) in as little as five years.

Yes, Federal tax credits are available for solar installation, but it's important to be aware that they are gradually phasing out. The timing of your solar installation impacts the tax credit amount. The following schedule illustrates the decreasing tax credit percentages: 2021=26% tax credit, 2022=26% tax credit, 2023=22% tax credit, and 2024=10% tax credit for commercial applications only.

The choice of the most suitable financing option depends on individual customer preferences and circumstances. Paying for the system upfront offers the highest long-term cost savings. However, financing options still allow for substantial savings compared to traditional utility expenses within the first year of ownership. It's worth noting that we do not offer Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) or lease options, as they are typically not considered advantageous investments for customers.

Yes, your property will maintain a connection to the utility grid while using solar energy. Solar panels generate electricity during daylight hours, often producing more electricity than your property consumes. Excess electricity is fed back into the grid, causing your electric meter to run in reverse. When solar production ceases after sunset, you draw electricity from the grid. This process operates similarly to a bank account, with daytime energy generation acting as deposits and nighttime consumption as withdrawals, resulting in a net zero balance.

Yes, it is possible to power your entire home with solar energy, limited only by the available roof space for solar panels. Properties with ample space may also consider ground-mounted solar arrays. While your property remains connected to the utility grid, your primary source of power will be the solar panels.

For optimal solar energy production in Southern California, south and west-facing roofs receive the most sun exposure. In some cases, east-facing roofs may be necessary due to roof layout. It is generally advisable to avoid north-facing roofs for solar panel installation.

Kilowatt Hour (KWH) is a unit of electrical energy measurement. One Kilowatt (KW) is equivalent to 1000 watts. Most people are familiar with a 100-watt light bulb, and one Kilowatt is equivalent to ten such bulbs. If you were to run ten 100-watt light bulbs for one hour, it would consume 1 Kilowatt Hour. Utility companies use KWH to determine your monthly electricity consumption, with typical households using between 700 to 1500 KWH per month, depending on factors such as the season and home size.

Yes, it is advisable to seek approval from your HOA for solar installation. In California, both the California Solar Rights Act and AB 2188 ensure that homeowner's associations, government bodies, and other organizations cannot prohibit the installation of solar electric systems on your property. However, HOAs may request modifications to the design or location for aesthetic reasons, provided these changes do not significantly impact solar electricity production (by more than 10%) or exceed a total cost of $1,000.

Yes, the solar panels we install come with warranties that vary between 12 to 25 years, depending on the manufacturer and specific panel model.

Solar panels require minimal maintenance, primarily limited to occasional cleaning. One of the advantages of solar energy is its low maintenance requirement. If panels become dirty, they can be cleaned with a hose. This cleaning should ideally be performed during morning or evening hours when the sun is not at its peak.

Transform Power does not offer solar leases or PPAs. These options often result in higher overall costs compared to traditional financing methods. Regrettably, certain solar sales companies have used leases and PPAs to exploit customers, tarnishing the industry's reputation. The state of California has issued a Solar Consumer Protection document to caution customers about such loan arrangements.