Who is GreenLife Technologies, Inc? ▼

GreenLife Technologies, Inc. is an alternative energy system designer and installer. We are incorporated in East Texas and surrounding areas. Our GreenLife team is made up of dedicated professionals licensed in engineering, building construction, electrical, and other skilled technical trades.

Our goal is two-fold: to do our part to improve the global environment for our children and their children by promoting energy conservation and implementing clean energy systems, and to help homeowners throughout East Texas harness the power of solar energy to help them save money.

Why should I use GreenLife? ▼

Our knowledge, experience, range of products, and emphasis on personal service can benefit you six ways:
1. DESIGN: Our extensive training and experience in engineering can help ensure that your solar energy system will be optimized for your particular site conditions and that your home or office building will remain structurally sound after the installation of the solar panel system.
2. CONSTRUCTION: The experience of our staff in building construction allows us to better anticipate and deal with problems associated with building design that may affect the solar installation at your home or business (such as roof venting, roof support structure, and energy conservation techniques).
3. CODE COMPLIANCE: We are NABCEP-certified and we have registered engineers and master electricians on staff. We are familiar with local building codes and construction requirements and we maintain knowledge of recent changes in Building, Electrical and Safety Codes in order to help you through the solar panel installation process.
4. FINANCIAL INCENTIVES: We stay up-to-date with local and regional financial incentive plans and can generate and process the necessary paperwork needed to receive these incentives when you incorporate alternative energy.
5. ACCELERATED SERVICE: Because we are a local solar company, we can give you fast, personal service in the event of a damaged system component, warranty claim, or system maintenance for your solar panel system.
6. TURNKEY SOLUTIONS: From design and engineering to construction and installation to maintenance and warranty, our service team offers turnkey solutions to meet your solar energy system needs.

How do I get started with GreenLife? ▼

Getting started on the path to GreenLife energy savings or real energy independence is a simple four-step process beginning with basic information and ending with installation and aftercare. Click here to get started now.
1. CONTACT INFORMATION: If you provide us with your name, contact information, and the address of the proposed solar panel installation, we can inform you about what incentives are available in your area so that you can determine if a solar PV system is feasible for you.
2. ENERGY USAGE: If you provide us with some information about your energy usage (or your utility bills) and some information about the orientation of your house, we can provide you with some basic solar panel system options and costs.
3. BID REQUEST: If you decide that you would like an exact bid for your solar energy project, then we will travel to your site and take all the measurements (such as roof pitch, roof orientation, shading, etc.) needed to present you with a detailed proposal regarding solar panel installation.
4. ACCEPTANCE: Once the solar energy proposal is accepted, we will prepare all paperwork necessary for you to receive financial incentives.
INSTALLATION: After solar panel system installation, you will be provided with an owner’s manual and your system will be warranted against defects or malfunctions. The length of the warranty will depend on the equipment that we install, but most solar modules have a 25-year warranty.
AFTER CARE: This is especially important to GreenLife Technologies when we work with customers throughout East Texas. Most solar energy systems will never have a problem. However, in the event that you have questions about your system or maintenance requirements, we are available to help.

What does a solar panel system cost and how does it work? ▼

A solar panel system is an investment that, in addition to paying for itself, can add thousands of dollars to the value of a house.

The working technology that converts solar energy into electrical energy is called solar photovoltaic (PV).

For a detailed overview of how PV systems work and an insight into their design and pricing, contact GreenLife Technologies today.

How soon will a solar panel system pay for itself? ▼

In most cases when a person buys a system when an incentive is available, the system will pay for itself in 3 to 5 years. If an incentive is not available, the payback is still around 6 to 8 years. Our solar company can help you determine if incentives are available.

For more information on the performance and financial aspects of solar energy systems, contact us.

Will the weight of the panels create a structural problem for my home? ▼

The weight of solar panel installation is not a problem for most houses. Typically, our systems weigh about 3 to 5 pounds per square foot. This is about the weight of a single layer of shingles. However, because we have a structural engineer on staff, every solar installation project design is checked to make sure that added weight doesn’t create a problem now or in the future.

Will the installation compromise the integrity of my roof or its warranty? ▼

The integrity of the roof will not be compromised nor should the warranty. On certain types of roofs, we do not even have to penetrate the roof. On standing seam steel roofs, we clamp to the seams of the roof with industry standard clamps. If a person does not want the solar panels on the roof, then we can also install them on a ground mount structure, a pole, or a separate canopy.

Is a roof with solar panels more susceptible to leaks? ▼

No more than any other roof! We install flashings at every location where it is necessary to penetrate the roof, ensuring that the roof will not leak.

My roof is old, will I need a new roof before panels are installed? ▼

Only that portion of the roof where the solar panels will be installed needs to be new. The solar panels themselves will last at least 25 years.

What happens if my roof leaks and needs maintenance after the panels are installed? ▼

If the roof material needs replacement, the solar panels will have to be removed and put back in place. This will involve a labor charge, but it should not incur any replacement costs for panel components.

My spouse thinks solar panels are ugly? What do I say? ▼

Solar power systems and solar energy are the future! The appeal of the appearance of solar panels is different to everyone. If you or your spouse don’t not like the look of solar panels, we may be able to place them in an inconspicuous area on the back of the house where they’ll still get enough sunlight.

If you like the look, we can work with you to showcase the panels. We have even installed solar panels on houses for folks who have million dollar homes with thousands of dollars invested on the design of their house.

If you have not seen a solar panel installation in-person, we more than likely have an installation in your area for you to view before you decide.

Remember: the solar panels do not have to be installed on the roof. Subject to space restrictions, they can be installed as much as 500 feet away from the house.

What are the building code requirements for my area and who will handle the paperwork? ▼

Currently, every jurisdiction has its own rules.

Many communities such as Tyler, Texas, only require an electrical permit. Other places such as Highland Park in Dallas require an electrical permit, a building permit, and an engineer’s stamp.

As part of our due diligence, we provide all paperwork with the solar panel installation, including applications for incentive programs and interconnection agreements with utility companies.

Can anybody install a solar energy system? ▼

It is not recommended that an unqualified or inexperienced person install a solar energy system.

This type of solar installation involves dangerous work on roofs that can leak or ground mount structures that must withstand high wind loads. Also, DC electrical equipment with voltages that can reach up to 600 volts must be wired.

These systems require the preparation of drawings and other documents and their proper submission in order to receive electric bill credits or other available incentives.

What certifications qualify GreenLife to install solar energy systems? ▼

GreenLife Technologies has been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), which means that employees of our solar company have completed training, demonstrated the appropriate experience, and passed a standardized exam that demonstrates our qualifications. We also have registered engineers and master electricians on staff.

Will my warranty be with you or the manufacturer? ▼

GreenLife Technologies warrants installation on most projects for five years. Solar panels have a manufacturer warranty for 25 years. Inverter warranties range between 10 and 25 years.

If there is ever a problem with your solar panel system, you may call us to diagnose the problem and handle the warranty claim.

We only use equipment from companies with a history of manufacturing quality products and sound financial backing. If you choose, you may deal directly with the manufacturer yourself.