Frequently Asked Questions

How much can a business save by implementing solar?

The savings generated by a solar project are dependent on several factors, which include the monthly amount the business spends on energy, the size of the solar solution implemented, the production potential of the system, the utility that the business is in, and the number of incentives that the business takes advantage of. The Luminous Solar team will work with you to maximize the amount of money you can save with your solar investment.

What benefits exist with solar power?

Solar power is a clean energy source, unlike the traditional methods of energy like natural gas and coal. In addition to saving money and producing cleaner power and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, solar also helps companies achieve their sustainability goals and enables them to market themselves as being environmentally friendly.

How long will a PV system last?

When made with quality materials, a system’s useful life is expected to be 30 years with the right maintenance in place.

How do solar panels capture solar energy?

When a silicon cell is put in the path of a sunbeam, the photons that are cast down are caught and turned into a flow of electrons, also called an electron current. This direct current (DC) electricity is then converted to alternating current (AC) electricity by a piece of equipment called the inverter. This AC electricity is now ready to be used by the customer.

What about when it is cloudy?

Solar panels still work when it is cloudy. They just don’t generate as much power as they would if it were sunny.

What warranties are provided with a solar solution?

Each solar project that Luminous Solar completes will include both equipment warranties from the manufacturer and workmanship warranties from Luminous Solar.

What maintenance is required?

Once a system has been installed, it is recommended that routine maintenance be performed on an annual basis.

Can I do maintenance on my own?

The system owner can do some maintenance, like cleaning the solar modules, but other maintenance requirements should only be done by professionals.

What financing options are available for solar implementation?

Most solar projects can be completed using financing options such as cash, loans, leasing, or a power purchase agreement (PPA). The Luminous Solar finance team will go over your options and discuss the one that is right for you and your business. During this time, we will also go over any incentives or tax credits you may be eligible for.

What is needed for an accurate solar quote, and how long does it take?

To gain an accurate quote, the Luminous Solar team will need to know your business address and have access to your last 12 months of electric bills. Once we have this information, we can usually prepare a free solar analysis within 24 to 48 hours and will then meet with you (whether in person or virtually) to walk you through the analysis and answer any questions that you may have.

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