Category: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Our Install Process with Titan Solar Power

Solar Installation FAQs

Go Solar Group once had its own installation crew in its primary markets. Now, however, as we grow, we’ve decided to partner with Titan as our trusted installation team, which has a national presence and expertise specific to each solar market, which benefits our current and future customers immensely. You may think that you have […]

What Are Half-Cut Solar Cells?

Solar Technology FAQs

Half-cut solar cells are exactly what they sound like: solar cells that have been sliced in half. There are many benefits to half-cut solar cells over standard monocrystalline panels.  Advantages of Half-Cut Solar Half-cut solar cells, while a semi-rare solar technology right now, has several upsides that may push them into further prominence in the […]

What’s a Solar Carport System & How Does It Work?

Solar Dictionary

A solar carport is exactly what it sounds like — a carport with solar installed either in it or on it. A solar carport can be seen as a marriage of rooftop and ground-mount solar panels. It serves both as a covering for your car and as a way to generate electricity. But what are […]

What Are Solar Cooperatives?

Solar Dictionary

Most homeowners are familiar with electric utilities. They are the companies which provide your home with power from the grid. However, there are many different types of energy utilities. Some are public utilities, which are owned by the local government or taxpayers. Some are private utilities, which are owned by their stakeholders. Finally, there are […]

Do Clouds Affect Solar Panels?

Solar Panel FAQs

A common criticism launched against solar power is that a stray cloud can knock out your home’s power. The idea is that a cloudy day will stop your solar panels from functioning properly, requiring your home to draw energy from the grid. Therefore, why go solar at all? Luckily, that idea is simply a myth. […]

What To Do If Your Solar Panels Are Broken

How to Solar FAQs

While solar panels don’t need extensive maintenance, they do degrade over time. In addition to the natural degradation of solar panels, they can also break. Understanding the potential reasons why solar panels might break before expected and what to do if they do will relieve stress.  Handling a Malfunctioning Solar Array If there is sufficient sun […]

What Is Net Billing?

Solar Dictionary

Many solar homeowners, or potential solar homeowners, have heard of net metering. It’s a relatively simple concept that helps form the bedrock of your potential solar savings. However, net billing is something that isn’t discussed nearly as much. It is similar to net metering in many ways, but also differs in a couple of important […]

What’s the Typical Size & Weight of Solar Panels?

Solar Panel FAQs

Solar installations are not small. Just looking at a solar installation on somebody’s roof will show that they tend to be large, often taking up big portions of an average home’s roof. But how large are they, actually? And how much do they weigh? Different panels weigh different amounts, depending on what material they’re made […]

What is a Solar Charge Controller?

Solar Technology FAQs

A solar charge controller, also known as a solar charge regulator, regulates solar-generated voltage and current to and from a battery and runs electrical loads. A solar array that relies solely on batteries needs a charge regulator to ensure the battery runs safely, which prolongs battery life. Without it, the flow to and from the […]

How Durable Are Solar Panels?

Solar Panel FAQs

Many people know that solar panels have glass exteriors, which help protect the photovoltaic elements and focus the sun. However, few know just how durable the glass coverings can be. While solar panels are not indestructible, they go through rigorous testing to ensure they meet quality standards. Solar Panel Damage Some are understandably concerned about […]

Avoid Solar Panel Scams and Ripoffs

How to Solar FAQs

We’ve all heard the common adage from our parents — if it seems too good to be true, then it is too good to be true. The solar world is no different. With the meteoric rise of solar power, more and more companies are trying to hop on the bandwagon. While more companies offering solar […]

Who Is Responsible for Turning On the Inverter and Why?

Solar Installation FAQs

The sooner you can get your inverter up and running, the faster you can start producing power. But why? What role does the inverter play in a solar installation? What an Inverter Does for a Solar Array An inverter converts direct current (DC) from the solar panels to alternating current (AC) so homes can use […]

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