1.) What are the differences between Solaria and Tesla panels?
Tesla is a bit more of an affordable module and also comes with a proprietary racking system that lends to a lower profile and includes a “skirt” that helps the array blend into the roof more. If customers aren’t satisfied with the aesthetics of Solaria, then this is a good option for them.
Solaria is a bit more of what we call a “premium” module. They are more expensive than Tesla and are engineered to handle shading better. Here is a link to Solaria’s “Why Solaria” page and some more videos that explain the advantage of Solaria https://www.solaria.com/why-solaria https://www.solaria.com/powerxt-overview
2.) What are kilowatts and how do we talk about price/kw?
kW are a representation of your system’s maximum instantaneous output. It’s a better way of describing the size of the system than just counting modules because modules come in different wattages. For example, 30 400W (12kW) modules will produce a good amount more power than 30 300W (9kW) modules, which will in turn save the customer more money. The price per Watt gives the customer a standard to compare prices between systems that more accurately reflects what they’re paying for than just an overall price, or a price per module.
Understanding the difference between kW and kWh is a crucial piece of selling solar. kW are the instantaneous output of your system, while kWh are the amount of energy your system actually generated over a period of time. A common analogy is often made to speed and distance traveled. If you’re moving at 60mph for an hour then you went 60 miles. Similarly if you generated 60kW for an hour then you would have generated 60kWh.
Utilities charge customers for their kWh usage, and this is ultimately what we’re looking to offset with a solar array. When we’re quoting our system we typically provide an idea of what their yearly kWh production could be.
3.) What is relationship b/w State Roofing & NorthWest Electric and Solar?
The premier roofing & solar companies in the PNW joining forces to offer an elevated and seamless client solution.
4.) What is NWES warranty?
25 year workmanship
5.) What are my options for solar?
a.) Get a new roof and add solar later
b.) Get a new roof and add Solaria or Tesla panels now
c.) Get a Tesla solar integrated roof
All of these options have long waiting times and we encourage you to place your order now.
6.) Why should a client do it now?
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit – can be used to offset income over 2 years, increasing interest rate -no sales tax. Must be fully installed by end of year to qualify for tax credit.
Yup! There are great financing options and benefits currently existing, nothing in the future is guaranteed. It would be great if more incentives got passed, but what we’ve seen in Washington is that some benefits have actually hit funding caps and gone away. There’s no guarantee that solar will ever be a more attractive solution than it is right now.