Frequently asked questions
Can solar really save me money?
The short answer in most instances is yes. Every house is different, every customer is different, but if you are installing the average system you will see a positive return.
A major caveat to this answer is the Federal Tax Credit which reimburses you 26% on the PV system and the cost of install if set before 2021. Once this credit drops, the ROI is also impacted.
Further, if your electric bill is already under $50/month, we typically do not advise an install for monetary reasons - some still choose solar solely for environmental reasons, which we give a big thumbs up to!
How long does it take for the solar system to be installed?
Installation is actually the fastest part of the going green with ProGreen. On average, you can expect your home's solar system to be installed in as little as one to three days.
The system's permit and utility approval can take a bit longer, with varying amounts of time depending on your jurisdiction. To help folks plan, we offer our "Solar made Simple" guide, which outlines each phase and how long the process can take in your locale. Just check with your ProGreen Solar energy assistant for your tailored timeline.
Finally, as we have consistently outperformed competitor's by getting systems up and running 17.8% faster on average, we look forward to helping you do the same!
How can you quote so much less than the other companies? What's the catch?
No catch.... No, really. The Solar market has been a high-margin market for a long time - partly because it's an ever-evolving technology, but more because installers have to be specialized licensed professionals. Combine this with the triple digit growth demand, it has allowed other companies to get away with astronomical labor rates for years.
We are taking a different approach - the more affordable the install, the more systems that go up. That benefits us as a company, our customers in our community, and our overall planet. It just makes sense.
Do you have any type of warranty?
Absolutely. Not only do we offer the industry standard warranties that are backed by the manufacturer, but unlike many competitors, we also offer a Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee.
If you ever have an issue that was caused by our installers, we come out and fix it right away, with no hassle and at no cost. We haven't had an issue yet, but the warranty is always there for your peace of mind.
In what ways are you contributing to the community?
Well, we start by helping make our communities greener. Every house that puts our system on their roof is saving tons (literally) of pollution that is caused by burning fossil fuels such as coal to power our homes.
Beyond that, we are also going to contribute a portion of profits to local schools and parks. The schools educate our bright students to a brighter future, while parks have a way of reminding us just how amazing our planet really is.
We also bring a little economic stimulus by providing jobs and generating tax money in our community, but that's more of a side effect of our journey in helping build a better world for future generations.
Do I have to pay cash for solar?
You can get a series of low-cost financing options. The key is to shop around, and know what option is best for your situation.
A ProGreen Energy Assistant can walk you through the various options and help you find the best solution, whether its a PowerSaver 203K Loan, an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM), or even roll it into a FHA loan. We are also partnered with national finance companies that offer $0 out-of-pocket with rates as low as 2.99%, with the average being a 20-yr fixed at only 3.99%. In many cities, this allows you to achieve "Free Solar", with the monthly payment to own your energy production being less than what you currently pay your utility company.
Not only can those rates get you below your current utility payments, but when you factor the average home with solar sells 17% faster and at a 4.1% increase in value; solar is more of an investment than an expense!