FAQ

Some solar questions and answers

The amount of power your solar energy system can generate is dependent on sunlight. As a result, your solar panels will produce slightly less energy when the weather is cloudy, and no energy at night.

Panels are silent and inverters are relatively quiet – emitting about as much noise as a refrigerator. They are generally installed in garages, utility rooms, basements, or even outside.

Without battery backup, your system will shut off in the event of a blackout. This is to prevent emergency responders and utility repair-people from being injured by your panels sending power back to the grid.

Solar electricity is identical to grid power, so you will never notice that the house is running on solar power. What you will see, of course, is a smaller electric bill!

In most cases, natural rainfall will keep your panels free of dust, dirt and debris. If you notice an accumulation, a quick spray from a hose will replicate mother nature.

Since most panels are tilted at an angle the snow will slide off. If snow does accumulate, your panels warmth will expedite thawing and removal.

Solar panel manufacturers test their products to ensure that they are capable of withstanding hail storms. Panels are tested and certified to withstand hail of up to 1 inch falling at about 50mph.

In most cases, the solar power system will add an additional 3 lbs. per sq. ft. of weight to the roof. Virtually all modern construction is designed to support loads far greater than this.

A properly installed Shinnova system poses no threat to the durability and lifespan of your roof and will likely prolong its life due to the inherent shielding the panels provide.

With no moving parts, your system will require little to no maintenance over the next 25 years and beyond. It’s that simple.