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Junio Martinez
A message from our co-founder...

Hi,

I am Junio, the co-founder of SolarSwitch. At SolarSwitch, we have a combined 20 years of experience in residential solar power. I started my career in Solar way before it became a trend. Between all of the government's CA solar power incentives, solar programs, and quality in materials, it has become hard for some homeowners to make the right decisions about Solar. That's why we created SolarSwitch.

We are an information company more than anything else. We pride ourselves in bringing you the right and latest information on how today's solar works and what your best option could be for you to make an informed decision. Our goal is to help you go Solar even if it's not with us.

Together we can make a difference in the environment and the way we get our energy delivered to our homes at a more sustainable cost. Let's make the switch together.

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Common Misconceptions About Residential Solar Power Systems
Learn the truth about residential solar energy

Here at SolarSwitch, our mission is to help as many homeowners as possible make the switch and start enjoying its many benefits. That's why we are happy to clear up any confusion you might have about this growing form of renewable energy.

  • No, solar systems are not free. However, the idea behind solar is to reduce the costs of your power bill almost instantaneously.

    With today’s programs, there are no upfront installation costs, and whatever power bill costs you have can be transferred directly to your solar investment. For example, if you’re currently paying an average of $200 a month, you can expect your solar bill to cost less, such as an average of $150.

    Normally, you will not have to pay until the second month once you have solar installed, which allows you to pay off your utility bill and begin your solar power billing cycle anew with big savings.

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  • No. Any solar company that makes claims about ‘free money back’ is usually trying to lure you in and may turn out to be a costly scam.

    You should always make sure to properly vet your solar company before subscribing to its services. However, tax credits are common and perfectly legitimate. If you qualify, you may be eligible for as much as a 30% tax credit.

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  • Will I run out of electricity when there is no sun such as on cloudy days?

    No. Your solar system production is logged into the power grid, so you will always have power during cloudy days and nighttime.

    In other words, your solar system will overproduce in capacity for your home, which will force your meter to go in reverse. This allocates credits for your system which can be used during the night and on cloudy days.

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  • I heard that solar tech is advancing rapidly. Should I wait for better technology?

    No. There is no need to wait for better technology, because solar power has already reached a highly advanced stage.

    When people say that solar tech is advancing, they are comparing it to its early stages, which are several decades old. In fact, solar technology has only changed about 13% in the last 50 years.

    Solar power is not like cell phone or computer technology that needs to be updated every year. By waiting, you will only delay your investment in solar power and miss out on big savings today.

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  • Yes. Any federal tax incentive that you receive is your money. However, it’s also recommended to apply it to your solar power system and make your monthly payments as low as possible.

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  • Does the solar company make money off of my solar power system?

    If you choose to rent or lease your solar panels, this may be the case. However, we recommend a solar purchase, which not only adds value to your home, but gives you the full financial benefits of a solar power system investment. Depending on your preferences, you can decide which option is most suitable for your needs.

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  • A 30% tax credit is given back to you by the federal government after you have applied for it during tax filing and have been approved.

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  • The installation costs are factored directly into your monthly payment, which should be equal to or less than what you are currently paying to your utility company.

    This means no upfront installation fees, and in most cases, lower monthly rates.

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  • Why do some people still get a huge electric bill at the end of the year after getting solar panels?

    This could be due to several reasons. One of the main reasons may be that your energy specialist designed a system that generates less power than your home uses. This can happen if the company has created an offset to make your new solar bill look smaller but actually costs more in the long run because you are using more power than you are generating.

    Another reason is that some homeowners become a little careless about consumption after going solar and start using more energy than they would normally use. Other reasons include changes around the household, such as more family members moving in or new powercostly assets such as electric cars.

  • How much can I really save over time if I get solar panels, such as over the course of 20 years? Every household varies depending on consumption but savings can range from $30,000 to $500,000, or even more.

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