Solar panel installation

More business owners and homeowners seek solar power because it offers clean and renewable energy at an affordable price. These individuals understand the immediate and long-term benefits of solar panels, including the ability to achieve complete energy independence, the opportunity to improve the environment through the use of safe, clean energy, and the chance to improve property value and earn credits or cash via net metering.

However, questions remain about the installation process, as consumers are rightfully concerned about the timetable, costs and effort involved in installing solar panels. The veteran designers, electricians and installers at MC2 Solar are prepared to answer these questions and offer experienced consultation to business owners and homeowners around Tampa Bay.

MC2 Solar is a top-of-the-line solar service provider with the experience and expertise to provide your home or business with premium solar panel installation. We will oversee the entire process, from start to finish, providing a single point of contact and continued support after the installation is complete. If you have any questions before, during or after the installation process, we’re there to answer them. If you have concerns that a solar panel isn’t working correctly, we’re there to fix it. Throughout the entire lifetime of your system, we will provide unmatched support and service.

The process of installation itself is painless and usually only takes a day. We’ll schedule a day that works for you and take care of the permits and inspections required. All you have to do is sit back, enjoy the money-saving sunshine and watch as your sleek solar panels sprout up on your roof.

Solar panel maintenance

Solar panel systems are incredibly durable and require little to no maintenance over the 25-30 years that you will have them. A few times a year, the panels should be inspected for any dirt or debris that may collect on them. Always make sure you are safety conscious when inspecting panels and don’t take any needless risks! If your panels are too high up on the roof to see very well from the ground, use caution with ladders.

Solar panels are made of tempered glass, so they’re built to withstand hail and other rough weather. With the exception of tracking mounts, solar panel systems don’t have movable parts, so this also cuts down on the possibility of any problems. When there is an issue, it’s usually related to production. That’s why it’s always advisable to monitor your system’s production so that you will be aware of any problems and be able proactively address them.

It’s generally not necessary to clean your solar panels and most warranties don’t require regular cleanings. If you live somewhere where there is a lot of smog, dust, or dirt, it’s possible that you may see a dip in your production that might require cleaning your panels. Cleaning your panels is similar to cleaning your windshield. Depending on where your panels are mounted, however, your best option is to hire a professional cleaning service versus cleaning them yourself.

On the outside chance that something were to go wrong, the parts of your solar PV system have very long warranties that would cover the cost of replacement or repairs. For more information on maintenance, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Home Energy Review

Evaluate your home’s current energy use to find out how to improve energy efficiency. This energy review will help you make decisions to manage your energy costs and make wise energy improvements.After determining the efficiency of your home, we’ll give suggestions on how to improve your energy efficiency.

How it works

An energy review is a comprehensive assessment of a house’s performance. Specially trained contractors, we’ll call them energy auditors, look at all components of a home – exterior doors, insulation, windows, heating and cooling, refrigeration and lighting – and show you how to maximize energy efficiency. An energy auditor is a modern day Sherlock Holmes, using observation and science to diagnose home performance issues. The amount of time required for the energy review depends on the size of your home and the complexity of your current energy usage, ranging from an hour to five hours.

The final product contains a snapshot of the current condition of the house and current energy usage, recommendations to improve comfort and reduce energy usage, and a financial breakdown of financial costs and savings. The report includes enough information to help you make decisions on which recommendations, if any, to pursue.

For questions or concerns, give us a call and we’ll be happy to talk.

Solar energy consultation

If you are new to the solar movement, the first step is determining if solar panels are a good idea for your home or business. To help you in this process, we offer consultations that look at your energy usage and your potential for solar energy usage to determine potential savings.

It starts with a ten or fifteen minute phone call. We’ll ask a few questions about your energy usage and take a look at your roof through satellite imagery. After we determine your roof’s potential for solar panels, our installation experts will put together a customized plan and quote. The plan will include the physical layout of the array, projected savings and projected time to break even. We’ll talk you though the entire plan and answer any questions.

After we have reached an agreement and you fully understand the process, we’ll schedule a day for installation of your new solar panels. Soon enough you’ll have your own solar array and you can sit back and watch your savings pile high.