Solar FAQs

Your Questions… Answered!

So you still have some questions about switching to solar. Our solar FAQ page is here to answer many of them, but if you still have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our experienced energy consultants will be happy to help you.

Residential Solar Systems

  • Will solar panels work on my type of roof?

    Solar panels can be safely installed on many types of roofs. We always send solar specialists out to verify the condition and type of roof to ensure the solar system can be safely installed and work efficiently on your home before installing the system.

  • How much will solar save* me if I put it on my house?

    Solar financing saves* the average homeowner between 15-25% and has the advantage of providing immediate savings* with no initial investment.

Solar Installation

  • How long does it take to install a solar power system on my house?

    Depending on where you live, the average can range between 30-60 days. The reason for this is that different cities and counties have unique permitting processes and regulations. The good news is that we take care of every single step and conveniently coordinate the entire process for you!

Costs & Billing

  • Why do you need my electric bills to design a solar system for my house?

    Your electric usage gives us the information that we need in order to build a system that is customized to your energy usage patterns. We size your solar system based on how much power you use and we dig deeper to determine if you might need more in the future based on plans that might increase consumption such as installing air conditions or a pool heater. This helps to ensure that we don’t design a system that is too small or too big.

  • Will the solar system change my gas bill or just my electric bill?

    Installing solar will definitely have a positive effect on your electric bill because your panels will generate most of the electricity you need. Solar panels will not affect your gas bill unless you switch from gas to electric appliances.

Solar Plans

BVI Solar makes saving money* simple with flexible plans that fit any budget.