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Solar FAQ’s

A lot of our customers have the same questions about solar. Here, we compiled a list of solar FAQ’s we receive most often and our answers backed by research and industry experience!

Why should I go solar?

There has never been a better time to go solar. Going solar gives you energy independence from the grid, helps you save money on utility bills (which are definitely not decreasing anytime soon), helps the environment in today’s age of the climate crisis, and increases the value of your home.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels absorb the sun’s energy during the day and convert it into direct current (DC) electricity. The DC electricity then passes through an inverter to convert it into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is what powers most homes and businesses.


Will solar work with my roof?

There are many factors that determine if your roof is a good fit for solar. Check out our article on best roofs for solar to learn more.

Can my solar panels still produce energy with snow on them?

Snow generally isn’t heavy enough to create issues with energy production, but solar panels do work best when they can be directly hit by the Sun. To mitigate this, most solar panels are installed at an angle so snow can slide off easily. Even without an angle, or if snow accumulates, solar panels are very easy to clean.

Do solar panels work when the power is out?

Solar panels do not work when the power is out, unless they are connected to a battery. Click here to learn more about this.

What solar incentives and tax credits are available?

Click here for recent solar incentives and tax credits.

What is net metering?

Net metering is the system that utilities use to credit solar energy system owners for the electricity produced by their solar panels. Basically, with net metering, you only pay for the electricity you use, regardless of the amount your solar panels produce.

How long does the project take?

How long a project takes depends on the municipality, but we average around 8-12 weeks from a signed contract to a finished installation. With Kasselman Solar, every project is assigned a Project Manager who will serve as the point-of-contact for any questions, comments, concerns, or support needed during the installation process.

Why should I choose Kasselman Solar for my solar project?

Choosing Kasselman Solar guarantees you a commitment to quality control that is unmatched in our area. With over 70 years of industry experience, you can rest assured that your project will be handled by the best of the best through professionalism, know-how, and top-tier service. Our engineers and installers treat every project with care and precision and our support staff is consistently available to answer questions and provide support. We are always ready to answer solar FAQ’s and other questions.