Solar Panel Installation FAQs


Solar Panel Installation FAQs

Solar Contractors Serving all of Oregon and Washington including Vancouver | Portland | Beaverton | Salem

1. Is there financing available?

Yes, we offer up to 18 months financing with NO payments and NO interest* and can get your solar project started with NO money out of pocket to the homeowner. GreenLight Solar & Roofing works with many of the major local credit unions that offer solar financing. We have payment plans that fit every budget and we can get you started with no money out of pocket today. Solar in Washington State has never been easier and more affordable than now.

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Disclosure for 18 month SAC loan:

Loans provided by EnerBank USA, Member FDIC, (1245 Brickyard Rd., Suite 600, Salt Lake City, UT 84106) on approved credit, for a limited time. Repayment terms vary from 30 to 138 months. Interest waived if repaid in 18 months. 17.09% fixed APR, effective as of November 2017, subject to change. Interest starts accruing when the loan closes.

2. What is the process?

The installation of your new solar system is the easiest part. Once all the proper paperwork and permits are filed GreenLight Solar & Roofing will install solar on your home and have you running off of the sun in a couple of days. Typically, a solar project takes anywhere between 30-45 days, depending on the jurisdiction.

3. How do I get started?

We are here with you every step of the way. GreenLight Solar & Roofing and its dedicated staff will provide the best customer service and installation team in the business. We provide outstanding service and outstanding products to help homeowners like yourself take advantage of the huge incentives and rebates here in Washington State and make going green a simple and easy process. Why wait any longer? Contact GreenLight Solar & Roofing today!

4. How much does a solar electric system cost?

The cost of your solar investment will vary greatly depending on the size of the system, your location, and available incentives. To find out what a solar system will do to your electric bill, get your FREE solar quote from a GreenLight Solar & Roofing consultant.

5. Can my electric bill really be $0?

Some solar systems produce more electricity than is used each month, bringing net electricity costs to $0 and banking the excess kilowatts generated. However, there is still a minimal connection fee (typically about $10 per month) to remain connected to the electrical grid.

6. What incentives are available to me?

Solar systems sold in the U.S. are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit. Additional state, local and utility incentives exist in many areas, further lowering the net cost of your investment. Review the incentives available in your area HERE, or ask a GreenLight Solar & Roofing consultant about available incentives in your area.

7. Can my HOA or neighbors prevent me from installing a solar system?

In a lot of cases, no. Many states have solar access laws that provide varying degrees of protection against restrictions that can be imposed on you. Your GreenLight Solar & Roofing consultant will be able to discuss the laws and policies in your area.

8. How does a solar system affect my roof integrity?

With proper design and installation following industry best practices, your roof should maintain all its pre-solar integrity. GreenLight Solar & Roofing train all our installers on these best practices so that you can rest easy knowing that your roof will be okay. Be sure to ask your solar consultant about any guarantees we offer on our installation quality or review our warranties HERE.

9. How do solar systems fair in extreme weather conditions?

All the solar modules that GreenLight Solar & Roofing installs can withstand high wind and snow loads. In locations with high wind and snow loads, GreenLight Solar & Roofing works with our engineer to properly design the solar panel mounting system.

10. Where can I find a copy of the warranty?

Current solar panel warranties can be downloaded HERE.

11. Will my system still generate power during a blackout?

For the safety of workers attempting to fix power outages, solar systems that are connected to the electrical grid are required by utility regulations to shut off during blackouts. GreenLight Solar & Roofing recommends battery backup or traditional generators in places where blackouts occur regularly

12. I don’t plan on being in my home for 25 years. Why would I add solar?

People move more frequently now than ever before, but that shouldn’t impact your solar decision. A solar system can save you money today and even pay for itself in as little as five to seven years. Even if you move before your solar investment is completely paid off, studies show the cost will likely be returned in added value to your home. Plus, your home will most likely sell faster. Who doesn’t want a home with a guaranteed low electric bill? Our solar panel warranty is even transferable to the new owner.



At GreenLight Solar & Roofing we strive to build world class roofs and solar arrays at the best possible value for our clients.