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Frequently Asked Questions

Purchase vs. Lease

Here is some important information you need to know when determining whether or not you want to purchase or lease your solar system.

When you purchase your solar system:

When you lease a solar system:

You can see why it is more cost efficient to purchase and finance your solar system rather than leasing it. You will benefit from the savings and payoffs much faster.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about solar but please do not hesitate to contact us at (661) 589-4567 should you need additional information.

What is a Solar PV System?

A Solar PV System is a device that generates electricity when exposed to sunlight. It literally spins the electric meter backwards, providing you free solar electricity day and night! A properly sized system will spin your meter backwards at maximum efficiency with an average of 6 hours a day over the course of the year (2000+ hours a year).

What is Time-Of-Use (TOU) Metering?

A TOU plan from PG&E bases the price you pay for electricity on the time of day and the time of year you use energy. With TOU, you typically pay more for electricity during peak hours (between 9am and 7pm on weekdays) in the summer. You pay less during all other hours and in the winter. TOU can be very beneficial to Solar PV owners since, under the net metering laws, the power company must credit you at retail rates for any excess power you produce. This means, if you can "sell" your excess electricity at peak rates and buy it back at off-peak rates, your system will have a greater impact on lowering your energy costs.

What is a Grid-Tied Solar PV System?

A grid-tied Solar PV System's output is directly linked through your meter to the distribution lines that normally provide you with electricity. The grid both effectively "stores" any excess power produced by your PV system and supplements power when your demand for electricity is greater than your opposite solar production. Grid-tied Solar PV Systems avoid the need for a costly battery storage system.

Can a Solar PV System be Moved if You Relocate Your Business?

Yes. Costs to move systems vary.

How Long Will My Solar PV System Last?

In the real world, solar panels are routinely subjected to high temperatures, biting frost, heavy storms, blowing sand, dense snow loads and other weather conditions. This is where our panels excel, thanks to testing that goes beyond the most stringent US and international standards to satisfy the strictest performance and safety criteria.

Our panels are independently certified by a multitude of agencies and organizations, and backed by the first 25-year linear performance warranty offered by the industry as well as a 10-year product workmanship guarantee.

I Don't Plan on Being in My Home for 25 Years. Why Would I Add Solar?

People move more frequently now than ever before, but that shouldn't impact your solar decision. A solar system can save you money today and even pay for itself in as little as five to seven years. Even if you move before your solar investment is completely paid off, studies show the cost will likely be returned in added value to your home. 

Plus, your home will most likely sell faster. Who doesn't want a home with a guaranteed low electric bill?

How Does a Solar System Affect My Roof Integrity?

With proper design and installation following industry best practices, your roof should maintain all its pre-solar integrity. All Seasons Solar, Inc. only uses Authorized Installers to insure the best practices so that you can rest easy knowing that your roof will be okay.

How Much Maintenance Does a Solar PV System Need?

With no moving parts and a 25-year linear performance warranty, our solar panels require very little maintenance. In fact, their design ensures that they remain relatively clean as long as they are exposed to rain or a quick rinse with a garden hose every few months. All Seasons Solar, Inc. can also provide a cleaning service to our customers.

Questions? Call (661) 589-4567 Today

Servicing Kern County for over 30 Years

All Seasons Solar, Inc.
9721 Rosedale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93312
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Phone: (661) 589-4567
Fax: (661) 589-5322

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