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Solar F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc., we prioritize your confidence in both your solar system and the service you receive from us. Here are some of the most common questions we address.

What is photovoltaics?

The term 'photovoltaics' is self-explanatory. It comprises 'photo,' meaning light, and 'volt,' denoting electricity. Essentially, photovoltaics translates to light-electricity.

What are the components of a photovoltaic (PV) system?

A PV system consists of various components, including PV modules or panels, one or more batteries, a charge controller, an inverter, and mounting hardware or a framework.

How long do solar systems last?

Solar systems designed, installed, and maintained by our experts at Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. can provide valuable savings for over 20 years.

Can I use a solar system to power my home?

Certainly! Solar systems are specifically designed to power your entire home's electrical system, covering lights, cooling systems, and appliances. They can be integrated into both traditional and nontraditional homes, typically mounted on a south-facing roof or wall.

Can I use a solar system in my office?

Absolutely! Solar systems have versatile applications, including outdoor use for security lighting, parking lot covers, bus shelters, and more.

How do I know if I have enough sunlight for solar?

For a solar system to be effective, it needs clear access to the sun's rays for most of the day. Shading can significantly reduce energy output. Fortunately, there is ample sunlight in almost every part of California, making solar energy systems viable.

How big of a solar energy system do I need?

The size of your solar system depends on factors such as your electricity, hot water or space heating needs, roof size, and budget. Our experts at Wing Solar & Wood Energy, Inc. can tailor a package to your specific requirements through a scheduled consultation. Call us today to get started.

What is net metering?

Net metering is a policy enabling homeowners to receive the full retail value for the electricity their solar energy system produces. Excess electricity generated is offset on their electric bill.

Can a solar water heater replace an electric or gas water heater?

While a solar water heater cannot replace conventional systems entirely, it acts as a supplement. Solar water heaters reduce the need for conventional fuels by providing hot water directly to the tank. Depending on your location, they can fulfill up to 80% of your home's water-heating needs.