Solar Energy Systems FAQ in Hernando County, Florida & Surrounding Areas


 
Q: I'd like to get a Solar hot water system, but how much am I going to save?
A: Solar water heaters savings can range anywhere from $20-$80.00 a month, i.e. (a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids)should expect a average monthly savings of $45-$65 depending on hot water usage and habits.
 
Q: I heard that solar panels should go on the south roof, I don't have one, what should I do?
A: The solar hot water panel needs to be facing on a south exposure for maximum performance, but it doesn't mean it should go on the south roof. If no south roof is available, we have a variety of mounting kits that allow us to virtually mount our panels on any roof,designed to keep your panel facing south and to give it the best look possible should looks becomes a concern.
 
Q: What happens on cloudy or rainy days when the sun is no shining? Will I have hot water?
A: Yes, there will always be hot water available for use. Conventional water heater tanks have 2 elements that heat the water all the time. Solar water heater tanks on the other hand, have only one electric element to heat a portion of the water contained in the tank, this is called back up or reserve hot water. Our solar hot water systems are designed to work in conjunction with the electric section of the tank, if a cloudy or rainy day is present, the tank automatically will switch to electric back up.
 
Q: How much hot water should I get from the solar hot water system? And how hot will it get from it?
A: On a basic system that consists of an 80gal. tank with a 40sqft. Panel, you should expect to get roughly 80-120gals/day of about 140-160F water.
 
Q: What's the life of the system? Will I be able to get my money back in savings?
A: A well and reliable installed solar hot water system should last up to 30 yrs,our solar collectors are designed for Florida's weather and the solar tanks are built with about 3 times the strength versus a conventional water heater tanks. The pay back on savings should be expected anywhere from 4-12 years depending on family and system size, hot water use and local and federal solar incentives.
 
Q: I'd like to get a solar hot water system, but how much am I going to save?
A: Solar water heaters savings can range anywhere from $20-$80.00 a month,i.e. (a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids)should expect a average monthly savings of $45-$65 depending on hot water usage and habits.
 
Q: I heard that solar panels should go on the south roof, I don't have one, what should I do?
A: The solar hot water panel needs to be facing on a south exposure for maximum performance, but it doesn't mean it should go on the south roof. If no south roof is available, we have a variety of mounting kits that allow us to virtually mount our panels on any roof,designed to keep your panel facing south and to give it the best look possible should looks becomes a concern.
 
Q: What happens on cloudy or rainy days when the sun is no shining? Will I have hot water?
A: Yes, there will always be hot water available for use. Conventional water heater tanks have 2 elements that heat the water all the time. Solar water heater tanks on the other hand, have only one electric element to heat a portion of the water contained in the tank, this is called back up or reserve hot water. Our solar hot water systems are designed to work in conjunction with the electric section of the tank, if a cloudy or rainy day is present, the tank automatically will switch to electric back up.
 
Q: How much hot water should I get from the solar hot water system? And how hot will it get from it?
A: On a basic system that consists of an 80gal. tank with a 40sqft. Panel, you should expect to get roughly 80-120gals/day of about 140-160F water.
 
Q: What's the life of the system? Will I be able to get my money back in savings?
A: A well and reliable installed solar hot water system should last up to 30 yrs,our solar collectors are designed for Florida's weather and the solar tanks are built with about 3 times the strength versus a conventional water heater tanks. The pay back on savings should be expected anywhere from 4-12 years depending on family and system size, hot water use and local and federal solar incentives.