Cubix Power Solar FAQ

Here you’ll find helpful answers to frequently asked questions about solar energy. We understand that investing in solar is a big decision, so we’ve compiled this resource to help you learn more and make an informed choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the financial benefits of solar energy?

When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live. Use our Solar Savings Estimate to see how much you can save by going solar.

What are the environmental benefits of solar energy.

Solar power, like other renewable energy resources, has many environmental and health benefits. Going solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems. You can compare renewable energy sources here.

What kind of solar solutions does your company provide?

Our company specializes in providing solar, battery, and backup generator solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

How long will it take to install my system?

The amount of time it takes to install your system depends on the complexity of the project and the size of the system being installed. A typical installation takes between 2-4 months. Learn more about our solar installation process here.

How do I find out how much I pay for electricity?

The easiest way to find out how much you pay for electricity (and how much electricity you use per month) is to take a look at your utility electricity bill. We can give you an estimate if you know how many square feet your home is.

Can I go off grid with solar panels?

When you install solar panels on your property, you will still be connected to the grid. This allows you to draw from the grid when your system is not producing all of the power that you need, and send power back to the grid when you produce more than you use. In order to have power when the power goes out, you will need to install a solar battery.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which absorb the sun’s energy and convert it into direct current (DC) energy. This DC energy is then converted to alternating current (AC) energy by an inverter. 

How long do solar panels last?

Because the solar industry is still relatively young, there isn’t a lot of real world data on the subject. Today, most solar panel manufacturers guarantee an efficiency of at least 80% after 25 years. 

What is net metering?

Net metering is the system that utility compaines use to credit solar energy system owners for the electricity produced by their solar panels. With net metering, you only pay for the electricity that you use beyond what your solar panels can generate.

Can you get solar for free?

In short, no, you cannot get solar panels for free. However, you will sometimes see companies advertising free solar panels, so let’s get down to the bottom of what this really means. When you see this phrase, the solar company probably either means they will lease solar panels to you or they will provide you with a solar power purchase agreement.

What tax incentives are available to me?

The inflation reduction act was passed in 2022 giving homeowners who install solar panels on their homes a 30% federal tax credit. 

Most states also offer some incentive to homeowners who install solar. We’ve put together a Solar Tax Credit Calculator for residents of Utah.

We also have resources available for Idaho Solar and California Solar.

How many panels will my home need?

There are several variables that go into determining your specific needs for a solar power system but in general, the typical homeowner requires around 30 solar panels to fully power a house. However, it’s important to note that the exact amount of power you need varies based on your location, as well as what type of solar panels you choose.

What is the break even point?

There isn’t any single uniform answer to this question due to the fact that there are so many factors involved in determining the cost-effectiveness of solar energy. However, you can put together a rough estimate by analyzing a few key elements.

You’ll need to factor in how much you’ll invest in your solar panels, which depends on the size and efficiency of your home and the amount of peak sunlight you receive on an average day. Once you figure out how much energy you need, you should consider how much money you can save through solar incentives and tax rebates in your area. Are there solar tax credits available? How about net metering arrangements with local utility providers? Answering questions like these will get you one step closer to determining your break-even point.

Have more questions?

Speak with one of our friendly solar representatives today.