Solar FAQs

Consider the following to make the best financial choice:

  • Am I a good candidate for solar?

    Yes!  With the raising costs of electricity from the utility company combined with the harmful effects of generating dirty power, there's never been a better time to go solar.  Empower Home will customize the best solar solution for you and ensure to find you the best deal through our broad network of national and local partners.

  • How much can I save by going solar?

    Savings vary depending on your current utility rate plan and how much energy you consume.  One of our professional energy advisors will assess your situation and will consult with you on what program will fit your needs the best.  On average, we're able to save our customers anywhere from 20-45% off their monthly utility bill with no out of pocket costs!

  • Are there any state or federal incentives still available to me if I go solar?

    There is currently a 26 percent federal investment tax credit (federal ITC) for solar systems nationwide. We highly recommend consulting with your tax advisor to determine your eligibility on taking advantage of this benefit.  The state of California does not offer any additional rebates, but check with your energy advisor about any other possible programs or incentives.

  • What happens if something goes wrong with my system?

    We've partnered with the best local and national installers in the country that provide workmanship and equipment warranties on your system.  Whether you're going with a PPA/Lease or a Purchase, we have you covered!

  • What are my options for financing the system if I don't have the cash?

    We've partnered with the best financing providers in the nation that allow homeowners to go solar with no upfront costs!  If ownership of the system isn't the best fit for you, we also have Third Party Ownership options available to you that require no debt and no out of pocket costs.  These finance companies secure investments from corporations like big banks and venture capitalists that fully fund your project.

  • Will solar increase the value of my home?

    Studies show that buying a solar system will increase the value of your home.  Home ownership comes with a raising cost of living and homes that come with solar are able to reduce that monthly cost of living, making your home more marketable to potential buyers.

  • What happens if I move?

    This is our most commonly asked question.  We make this transition extremely easy.  We don't expect you to stay in your home for the next 20 years so all of our programs are 100% transferable and will not hold up the process of selling your home.

  • What impact does solar have on my roof?

    We provide a full roof assessment at no cost prior to going solar to ensure that your roof is in good condition.  The racking systems we use ensure the least amount of roof penetrations possible while still providing the highest quality of workmanship on your home backed with roof and workmanship warranties to give you peace of mind.  Your panels will actually add more protection to your roof now that it's not directly exposed to the conditions and elements from the weather that it once was. 

  • How is Empower Home different from other companies?

    Empower Home truly values it's customers.  Because of our relationships and track record with our local and national partners, we can confidently provide our customers with the best solar programs available in the industry, while shopping around for the best price, for the best value, and providing the best solar experience.