HOW LONG WILL SOLAR PANELS LAST?
Solar panels will last till 25-27 years.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO KNOW MY ENERGY CONSUMPTION?
Your past energy consumption helps us determine a suitable solar capacity at your home and save you money.
WHAT LOCATIONS DOES FOUR SOLAR SERVE?
Four Solar is growing fast. We currently serve entire nation.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I DECIDE TO GO SOLAR WITH YOU?
After you decide, we will start with a site survey, then design and get your approval before ordering material. We'll also handle the permits and other paperwork for you. After installation, we will provide monitoring tools so you can track your system’s production.
WHAT IF MY SYSTEM GENERATES MORE ELECTRICITY THAN I USE?
In India, you will get a credit for this excess production. The surplus power your system produces flows back into the grid, earning you credits. In the evenings and nights when it's dark, you draw electricity back from the grid.
IS SOLAR RIGHT FOR MY HOME?
First, we'll gather electricity bills for few months to understand your energy needs & lifestyle which helps us suggest you a suitable system capacity. If you want to save money and enjoy free power then solar is for right for you. Our site engineer will assess your rooftop and suggest you with facts on whether your home is right for solar or not. The main factors are rooftop area and shadow. If you have enough rooftop area and no shadow, your home is right for solar.
HOW BIG A ROOF DO I NEED?
Typically, we take 100 SFT for 1 KW for calculation purpose. So, if you want 5 KW then you will need 500 SFT rooftop area. The total area may reduce due to panel efficiency but we take 100 SFT for calculation purpose.
SHOULD I RE-ROOF MY HOUSE BEFORE I INSTALL SOLAR PANELS?
If your roof is old, you may have to re-do the roof to withhold the strength of the solar panels mounted on the structure. In few cases, we have suggested our customers to strengthen the rooftop to mount solar panels; in a couple of cases, we have not agreed to install panels due to weak roof.
WHAT IF MY ROOF IS SHADED?
If the shaded roof is the only area for solar panels then your roof is not good for solar. Shade on the panels will reduce the generation up to 80%; it is suggested not to go for solar if your rooftop has shade during peak hours (10am-3pm). There are ways to work around and we can suggest after a site visit.
DO SOLAR SYSTEMS REQUIRE MAINTENANCE?
Yes, minimal. Apart from cleaning the panels, operational maintenance like ensuring proper generation and addressing and resolving any issue is continuous and is the responsibility of Four Solar. You are required to clean panels for working efficiently.
DO BATTERIES COME WITH MY SOLAR SYSTEM?
No. Our systems are Grid Connected, hence no batteries.
DO SOLAR PANELS GENERATE ELECTRICITY IN CLOUDY DAYS?
Solar panels need sun to generate electricity, but even during cloudy days your system will generate power albeit less. If your place is cloudy for at least 120 days, you will need to think about the return on investment.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PANELS BREAK?
If panels break during transportation or installation, you are covered. However, you are not covered through Four Solar for damages caused by nature like thunderstorms, hurricanes, etc. or physical damage / theft by someone, etc. You must take insurance; it costs less.
WHAT IF MY SOLAR PANELS STOP WORKING?
The moment we come to know about the solar panels not working, we take immediate measures to rectify the problem. You are assured of a resolution.
WHAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO MY ROOF DURING INSTALLATION?
If your roof is damaged, panels will automatically be damaged. It is subjective. Take insurance on panels for peace of mind. It does not cost much, it is, in fact, affordable.