At Great Brook Solar, we take pride in educating our customers and it’s only natural that you have questions about solar power and its many advantages. Here we will answer the questions you likely have about our business and solar power.

Will solar work on my house or business?
Yes, almost certainly. The important thing to consider with a solar power system is the amount of sunlight you get and the amount of unshaded roof and ground space available to install the system. A technician from Great Brook Solar will advise you about these considerations.

Will I need to make changes for my home or business to run on solar power?
No, our solar electric systems are designed to fit seamlessly into your home or building’s infrastructure. If your goal is to reduce your energy consumption and help the environment it is always good to look at energy conservation measures you can take in addition to going solar.

How will solar power affect my utility bill?
Solar power will help to eliminate your electricity bill. The amount will depend on the size of your solar energy system. Great Brook Solar can advise you on how much you will save.

Are there really tax breaks for going solar?
The government offers tax breaks and other incentives for using solar energy. These incentives help to lower the cost of installing your system and increase your Return on Investment (ROI). A consultant from Great Brook Solar can discuss with you the tax breaks and incentives with solar energy. However we do not offer tax advice and recommend that you discuss this issue with your accountant.

What size of system do I need?
We can customize a solar system to meet your needs and your budget. Commonly a system will be around 5kW to 6.5 kW, which is about 20 to 24 panels. We look at your electric bill to determine how many kW-hr of electricity you use in a year to help size your system.

Does solar make financial sense?
It is clear that installing a solar system will save you money and is good for the environment as well. Typically people with solar systems see an annual return on their investment of approximately 10% to 12% risk free over the life of the system (+ 25 years). Where else can you earn that much on your money risk free?

How reliable is solar power?
Solar power has been proven time and again over the last 40 years. It is extremely robust and a well built one will last you a lifetime. In fact Dave Austin who owns Great Brook Solar owns 30 year old solar panels that still work!

Will my solar system be expensive to maintain?
No. Great Brook Solar power systems are easy to maintain. You don’t have to deal with parts that will wear out and the core electricity producing silicon has a virtually indeterminate lifespan. Sometimes you will need to clean the panels.

How long does it take to install?
A typical domestic system takes approximately 2 to 3 days to install from start to finish. Professional installers from Great Brook Solar will make sure that your system has been installed correctly.

Do I need any special permits or permissions?
Yes. Installing a solar system will require a range of permits from the government.

When is the best time to buy?
You can purchase a solar power system any time you would like. A solar system can be installed any time of the year. Install a system today to begin saving on your energy bills.

Why buy from a local company?
Large multi state companies are focused on one thing only. That is making money no matter what it takes. They often use fast talking high pressure sales tactics and will tell you what they think you want to hear just to get you to buy a system. At Great Brook Solar we tell you the truth even if we loose the sale because of it. We are a local company with a reputation to keep. We pride ourselves on our honesty and integrity, and high quality workmanship. How can you expect to get quality workmanship from a large company who may under pay inexperienced local subcontractors? You do need to expect to pay more for high quality.

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