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FAQ2019-06-03T17:12:42+00:00
Is my house a good candidate for solar?2019-06-03T16:59:11+00:00

In North America, south-facing roofs receive the most sunlight, making them ideal candidates; however, we have often been able to put panels where other solar installers thought it was too difficult. If necessary, our experts will analyze your rooftop and create a complex shading report to determine if solar is feasible for your roof. Our experts can help you decide on if and how to trim surrounding trees to ensure maximum solar access.

How much energy can my roof produce?2019-06-03T17:00:45+00:00

Compared to a conventional panel, a SunPower panel produces 60% more power. Our average customer generates a significant amount of their annual electrical bill. While we hate to give you the “it depends” answer, it really does depend on the size of the system and the amount of sunlight the rooftop receives. To understand your exact situation, click here.

How does solar work at night?2019-06-03T17:01:48+00:00

Your solar system is working very hard during daylight to produce electricity. When your system is not generating energy, the excess of power that was created during the day offsets the cost of electricity used at night. The result is a lower electricity bill (and a much happier you).

How many solar panels will I need for my home?2019-06-07T12:41:56+00:00

The amount of solar panels needed is determined by a number of factors: capacity of your roof, current utility bill amount, and the percentage of bill desired to be covered. During our solar consultation, our engineering team will give you all the options and work hard to figure out what system will produce the maximum possible.

How long will my system last?2019-06-07T12:42:50+00:00

It depends on which system you choose, but we use only world class products. We have panels that are designed to last up to 40 years. Please call for warranty details at 623-261-4200

Will my solar system require maintenance?2019-06-03T17:03:55+00:00

Our solar systems require very little maintenance. The panels are typically cleaned when it snows, rains and some owners additionally hose them down once a year. Don’t spray down the panels under a hot sun, as a major heat differential could cause them to crack.

How do I know if the panels are working?2019-06-10T15:54:48+00:00

ShurFire Solar sets you up with a monitoring system you can track using the internet and your computer. We also have access to the monitoring system and are here to help with any questions you have about how your system is working.

How long does it take to install a solar system?2019-06-03T17:04:55+00:00

It generally takes 1-2 days for the average rooftop system to be installed. From start to finish, the entire process takes 10-60 weeks from the time you get an evaluation to the time your solar power is turned on.  The big time gap depends on the electrical utility you are with. Our experts will guide you through the entire process, making it as smooth as possible.

Do you offer $0 down leasing and finance options?2019-06-10T15:55:16+00:00

Yes. ShurFire Solar offers a variety of flexible leasing and financing options, including $0 down. We’re happy to have one of our solar processors consult on which option is best for you. Please call 623-261-4200 for more information.

What rebates and incentives are available for solar systems?2019-06-03T17:06:27+00:00

Currently, the federal government allows you to deduct 30% of your solar power system costs off your federal taxes through an investment tax credit (ITC). Depending on the area that you live in, the state or utility rebate will differ. Please call us for more info regarding your specific city and we will be glad to give you up-to-date details about the state and federal rebates.

What if the system produces more energy than expected?2019-06-03T17:07:06+00:00

The amount of electricity produced by your photovoltaic (PV) system is tracked by your electric meter. For systems that are tied to the electrical grid, when PV panels produce more electricity than your house is currently using, the meter spins backward. This excess electricity will be credited to you on your monthly electric bill at the rate agreed upon with the utility at the time of purchase.

Will my property taxes increase?2019-06-03T17:07:46+00:00

No! In fact, Arizona currently has tax exclusions for solar energy systems.

What makes ShurFire Solar different?2019-06-10T15:56:00+00:00

Our quality technology, attention to detail, expert knowledge, aggressive financing, and white glove treatment set us apart from other companies. ShurFire Solar has a passion for installing solar panels that look good and work great, and it shows.

What are the environmental benefits of going solar?2019-07-15T15:16:11+00:00

Solar energy creates electricity and heat and avoids pollution from conventional coal plants and nuclear plants. Using national average emission factors, every megawatt-hour of electricity generated through a solar system avoids more than 1,300 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2), more than 5 lbs of sulfur dioxide (SO2), and almost 2 lbs of nitrogen oxide (NOx), and it also avoids producing radioactive nuclear wastes.

Solar energy production is highest on hot, sunny days when air conditioners are running and electricity demand peaks. By providing energy during peak demand times, solar provides a clean alternative to ‘peaking plants,’ that are often the dirtiest and least efficient coal and oil plants.