Question & Answer


Q: “If I wait five years, won’t the systems produce more and cost less?”

Answer: The costs are artificially low due to incentives that will expire by the end of 2016. Costs will actually be higher if a customer waits until 2017 to purchase.

The systems should produce marginally more, but not enough to offset the loss of incentives. Current PV panel technology ranges from 14% to 21%. The practical maximum energy harvest for PV technology is 21 to 22 percent. The current typical PV panel at a competitive price is 16% efficiency versus existing 20% PV panels. What that translates to is 25% fewer panels required for the same output at double the price in cost per watts.

So the answer is No. While the efficiency and related size of PV panels will increase marginally, the reliability and cost of premium products will not change enough to offset existing incentives.


Q: What are the typical benefits when investing in solar?

Answer: There are many benefits here are only a few.

– Prices for Residential and Commercial equipment are the lowest in years.
– Incentives are available
– Tax Credits
– Rebates from Power Companies
– 0% Down Lending is available
– 25 year module warranty (longest warranty ever offered)


Q: What does SunSmart do?

Answer: SunSmartUS makes it easy by offering multiple financing and lending options.  We call it our E&H services, standing for Environment & Human.  We simplify the process for purchasing solar energy by offering: Quotations, Financing, Scheduling, Installation and Certification.  Find out more


Q: What is BIPV?

Answer: Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) enables photovoltaic power generation and at the same time, it is used as building material such as windows, exterior walls or roofs.  BIPV adds the function of electricity generation to the function of building material and makes independent electricity generation as a part of the building itself.