Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of a solar installation?
There are several benefits:
Lower your energy costs
Reduce your carbon footprint
Will solar work for my home?
Most homes are suitable for a solar system installation. Our Free Solar Assessment will help us determine if solar is suitable for your home. Call or complete our online form to schedule your Free Solar Assessment.
Only part of my roof gets some sun. Would solar panels be worth my investment?
Our Solar Assessment will indicate whether a solar installation is suitable for your home. You can trust that will only sell you a solar installation IF one is beneficial for your site. Call or complete our online form to schedule your Free Solar Assessment.
Get our quotations now for your residential solar panel installation in Texas for a memorable experience.
How do you decide where to put panels on my roof?
Several factors go in to designing a project.
If my home is shaded by many trees, do I still have options to get solar energy?
Yes! We can instead build a stand-alone solar panel array on your property. This consists of a series of panels installed on a frame set in the ground.
If the weather is cloudy for many days, will my solar panels still generate power?
Yes, though it will not be an optimal amount of energy.
I have a detached garage or an out-building. Can you install solar panels on it?
Yes, depending on its proximity to trees. Call or complete our online form to schedule your Free Solar Assessment.
Does generated solar energy need to be used immediately or is it stored for use at any time?
How long do solar panels last?
Panels are warranted for 25+ years, depending on the brand. Many panels will last far beyond this time.
What, if any, maintenance is required?
You will want to continue your typical roof maintenance (removing tree debris from the roof, etc.) We also recommend an annual inspection by TSES to check for weathering, potential leaks, and to ensure optimal panel operation. TASES offers an annual maintenance plan that covers this.
I have a HOA. What will I need to do to get approval? Will that delay scheduling?
Each HOA processes property modification requests differently. We typically see a 2-3 week delay in scheduling.
Cost & Rebates
How is the solar panel installation cost calculated for my home?
The main cost factor is how many panels are installed on your home. Call or complete our online form to schedule your Free Solar Assessment.
Why is my quote from TASES lower than other companies’?
TASES began as a solar sub-contracting company. We later began providing direct sales and other services. We have kept our prices lower than other companies, because our financial margins are lower than the typical company. You still get the same great quality installation!
How much money will solar panels save on my electric bill per month?
How many years will it take for my system to pay for itself?
This varies from installation to installation. Factors what affect this are:
Number of panels installed
However, most installations realize their return within 20 years.
What financing is available?
While we do not offer direct financing, we have agreements with financial institutions that can provide financing for your project.
Are any No Money Down offers available?
What rebates are available to me?
This depends on the rebates available in your state and local municipality. Some offer no rebates while other offer significant rebates. Many larger Cities and Counties also offer rebates. TASES is familiar with the rebates available for your area and will guide you through the process.
How do federal tax rebates work?
How do state and local tax rebates work?
Will you help me with rebate paperwork?
T&S will provide you with the necessary documentation for you to do this. It is up to you to file the paperwork.
I need to install a new roof. How much does it cost to remove and re-install my panels?
This is dependent on the number of panels installed. As an example, a 10 KW system will cost about $xxxxxx.
Does TASES offer any incentives?
Yes! You’ll receive
$50 for each referral that results in an 4-7 KW installation.
$100 for each referral that results in an 8-19 KW installation.
$200 for each referral that results in an 20+ KW installation.
Each incentive is valid for 1 year after your installation
Does TASES offer any discounts?
Yes! We offer %10 discounts on installation labor to Active military and Veterans. Valid Military ID or DD-214 required.
We offer %5 discounts on installation labor to seniors aged 65 and up. Proof of age required.
We offer %5 discounts on installation labor to public service personnel (police, fire, EMT). Proof of employment required.
What does photovoltaic mean?
How does solar work?
How long is my energy stored?
Do I need to purchase a battery to store my solar energy?
Can I go off-grid?
Can I sell my generated power back to my power company?
Do I have to sell my generated power back to my power company?
What type of electrical work is required in a solar installation?
We’ll add a new breaker box that will connect to the main power supply. The solar breaker box has its own power off
Does TASES guarantee their workmanship?
YES! We take pride in our top quality work! If for any reason, you’re not satisfied with your installation, we’ll address the issue ASAP.
My roof is not made of asphalt shingles. Can you install on other roofing materials?
Yes! We install on many types of materials, including
Metal Standing Seam
Rolled / Flat Roof
I have a steep roof. Can you install panels on it?
Yes! We can install on any pitch degree.
My roof is 10 years old. Can I install panels on it?
Yes! Since panels are warranted for 25+ years, they will last much longer than your roof, so it is likely that you’ll need to replace your roof sooner than your panels. Whenever you need to install a new roof, we will come remove your panels, then re-install them after your roof is completed. The cost is dependent on the # of panels installed. (See Costs FAQ)
Will I need to obtain any permits for my project?
No, TASES will obtain all the necessary permits for your project. These costs are included in your quote.
TASES is an authorized retailer/installer of these top quality products:
Sun Solar panels
Panels are warranted for 25+ years, depending on the brand. This means you are protected against panel failure. Normal weathering and wear and tear is not covered.
What maintenance is required after my installation?
(see earlier question)
How do I troubleshoot my system?
Call us ASAP. We’re here for you, whatever the issue. System issues are also rare, but we’ll promptly assist you with these. Some situations can be remedied via us guiding you through some steps over the phone.
What if I have a problem with my installation or system after the project has completed?
Call us ASAP. We’re here for you, whatever the issue. We take pride in our quality work. Installation issues are extremely rare, but if you encounter any we’ll address them immediately. System issues are also rare, but we’ll assist you with these ASAP.