FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Skilled Solar Panel Installation in Visalia & Beyond

Solar power represents a way to harness the clean, renewable energy of the sun. The team at JP Electric & Solar understands that installing solar panels can feel like a big step, and they want to provide you with everything you need to make a fully-informed decision.

Read on to see answers to several frequently asked questions, then reach out to their Visalia solar installation experts to schedule a quote.

FAQs

You Have Questions, We Have Answers
  • Q:Will solar panels increase the value of my home?

    A:Absolutely! Depending on the location and appraised value of your home, solar panels can add as much as $15,000 to a home’s value.

  • Q:How long can I expect my solar panels to last? 

    A:Panels typically last from 25-30 years with little loss in performance.

  • Q:With solar panels, will I still have power if the utility power goes out? 

    A:Only if you buy an off-grid system with battery backup. JP Electric & Solar offers systems both with and without battery backup. Systems with battery backup are somewhat more expensive but they give you the peace of mind of knowing you will never be without power.

  • Q:What is the safety disconnect switch?

    A:The AC safety (or disconnect) switch is a manual switch that can be used to disconnect a building’s electrical system from the solar electricity system.

  • Q:What kind of solar panels will be installed? 

    A:As SunPower® Elite Dealers, JP Electric & Solar uses only the industry’s best solar products – photovoltaic panels that have been proven to stand the test of time and weather any storm.

  • Q:Are there still incentives available? 

    A:Yes! Currently, there is a 30% Federal Tax Credit available. Incentives vary by electric company and are dropping as more rebates are reserved. If you are ready to take advantage of these incentives, then the time to act is now!

  • Q:How does the company select the financing partners and solutions offered? Are there incentives for promoting certain products? 

    A:There are a lot of solar financing options available today, everything from loans to leases to PACE and finally, power purchase agreements. It is very common for solar companies to push a single financing product that makes them the most money even if it’s not in the customer’s best interest. You should be very cautious about any company that only recommends a solar lease or PPA as these are the costliest options available. The team at JP Electric & Solar is not incentivized by any particular financing option – their only goal is finding the option that best suits your needs and maximizes your solar savings.

  • Q:Does the company have a large portfolio of commercial projects and a successful commercial division? 

    A:A healthy solar installer has the expertise and resources to handle your commercial installation. JP Electric & Solar is one of the area’s best commercial installers with customers such as many businesses and non-profit entities. Their commercial experience is also integrated into their residential best practices, and they take pride in the level of service provided to both commercial and residential customers.

  • Q:How does the company handle service requests and repairs? 

    A:If you install the right equipment in the right way, then your solar system should operate without incident for many years. But what if something does go wrong? If it ever does, you want a company that has a dedicated and experienced service department that can quickly diagnose and resolve issues in the field. JP Electric & Solar has a dedicated service department that makes every effort to correct any issue in the shortest amount of time possible.

  • Q:Does the company keep an inventory of panels, inverters and racking on hand?  

    A:The solar industry has a storied history of supply shortages. A reputable solar company should have 8-12 weeks of inventory. If they don’t, it might be an indication that they don’t have everything you need in a solar company. JP Electric & Solar maintains a large, well-stocked warehouse to ensure that their residential and commercial customers are never inconvenienced.

  • Q:Is the company providing me with the latest and most reliable technology? Are the manufacturers based in the U.S.? 

    A:Not all solar equipment is created equal. The quality of the equipment and installation will determine your long-term reliability and savings. Don’t get fooled into saving a little money upfront on lesser quality equipment only to have your system fall short of expectations in future years. JP Electric & Solar is proud to offer SunPower® panels and was handpicked as a SunPower® Elite Dealer because of their customer service record, installation quality, employee training, and a long history of success.

No matter what kind of system you are looking for, the Visalia solar energy experts at JP Electric & Solar are here to help. Call (559) 464-6048 today if you have any further questions about how solar can brighten your future!

TRUSTED BY HOMEOWNERS & BUSINESSES ALIKE

  • I highly recommend using JP Electric & Solar for your solar needs.

    “JP Electric & Solar did a great job installing my solar project. Everything was done on time and executed flawlessly. The crew was nice, safe and clean with their work. I highly recommend using JP ...”

    - Mike T.
  • They were a great professional company to work with.

    “They were a great professional company to work with.”

    - Derek A.
  • Great customer service.

    “Great customer service.”

    - Christina N.
  • They are the best.

    “If anybody is looking to go solar they should go with JP Electric & Solar.”

    - Steve F.
  • JP Solar was great through the whole process

    “JP Solar was great through the whole process. From the signing the contract to being tied into the grid with PG&E took about 60 days. They are responsive to all of your questions via email or phone. ...”

    - David G.
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  • California Solar Storage Association
  • Cal SEIA
  • SunPower Intelegant Award
  • SunPower Rising Star
  • SunPower Commercial
  • SunPower Elite

What You Get

  • High Quality SunPower® Products

    As a SunPower® Elite Dealer, we are proud to provide you with highest quality solar power, all with a smaller footprint.

  • We Back Up Our Work

    With 40 years of experience, we not only complete skilled work, but also back that up with follow-up appointments after we are done.

  • Customized Solutions

    We take the time to find the best option for our clients, and make sure our work is seamless even in the most complex installations.

  • One-Stop Shop

    To make things easy and convenient for you, we can handle everything from financing to installation, maintenance, and service after sale.

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