Your Solar Questions, Answered.

Have solar questions? We have answers.

Can my homeowners association stop me from putting solar on my house?

Generally speaking, no. However, it can depend on each individual circumstance. California Title 24 prohibits arbitrary restrictions on prohibiting solar installations. We will help you and work with you to mitigate your HOA regulations.

Do my panels produce power when the sun isn’t shining?

The answer is, it depends. Power isn’t generated at night when sunlight is not available. During daylight hours, the amount of power generated is proportional to the amount of sunlight reaching the panels. Cloudy days will not generate as much power as sunny days, winter production will not be as high as summer production because the days are shorter. Soleeva uses optimal materials to harness as much power as is possible through high-quality inverters, optimizers, and more.

Will the solar system meet local building and fire codes?

All systems are permitted and inspected to make sure that the components we use, and how we install the components, meet all national, state, and local code requirements. Soleeva Energy is well experience in current codes, and we do not compromise on any safety and code regulations as required by your jurisdiction. You’re putting a power plant on your home, business, or farm and make it our top priority to have a safe system installed for you.

What is NEM 3.0?

In 2022 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposal, known as NEM 3.0, would reduce payments granted to rooftop solar customers for the excess power they generate, which is known as net metering. The proposal would also add monthly hookup charges of $8 per kilowatt (kW) of installed solar. Currently the decision for NEM3.0 has been postponed indefinitely. Hurry now to be grandfathered into NEM 2.0 (our current NEM).

What is net energy metering?

Simply stated, net metering is the difference between what your solar system produces and what you use over a year’s time. If you use more power in a year than your system generates in a year, you pay a “true-up” charge. If you use less, then the utility provider may pay you a small nominal fee per kW hour underused. Currently PG&E is advocating for net energy metering (NEM) 3.0 which will impose a fee to go solar per kW. Hurry now to be grandfathered into NEM 2.0 (our current NEM).

How much can I save using solar?

At Soleeva, every system we build is designed to fit the individual needs and desires of the customer. We will work hard to customize your system to be just right for you. Therefore, each system is different and the amount of money you can save depends on multiple factors such as current energy usage, current energy provider, geographical location, roof size, and roof type. Depending on your usage and roof size, you may be able to lower your energy usage to near zero with net metering. This will completely get rid of your energy bill and you will start saving the second the system is turned on. However, you will still be required to pay approximately $10 per month for meter costs. Generally clients get a great ROI by switching to solar.

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

The best way to find out how much you are paying for electricity is by looking at your monthly utility bill. You can access this by going online and accessing your utility company’s online portal. There you will see there is a way to download your electrical usage and monthly bill for the previous year. In many cases for California residents, your energy provider will be PG&E. You can also call PG&E at (877) 743-4112 or visit their website at pg&

What are environmental benefits of going solar?

Solar power directly offsets utility purchases of electric power from coal and gas-fueled power plants. This lowers the atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, and Sulfur Dioxide (Green-house gases) and Nitrogen Dioxide – a potent smog-related gas. Installing one average (5kW) Soleeva solar panel system is like planting 200 trees. We show you the impact you get to make to the environment with your free estimate. One of the great things about Soleeva’s Self-Cleaning panels is that they further break down Sulfur and Nitrogen compounds, thereby adding more to the renewable benefits of solar energy.

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