Frequently Asked Questions   |      |   

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).

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 only around 6 to 8 years. Our solar company can help you determine if incentives are available.

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.

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.

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 for the solar panel installation, including applications for incentive programs and interconnection agreements with utility companies.

Will My Warranty Be With You Or The Manufacturer?

GreenLife Technologies provides a craftsmanship warranty 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.

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The Solar Panel Installation Process

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Contact us and we’ll be able to calculate approximately how much money you’ll save and how quickly your solar power system will pay for itself.

Initial Assessment

Our electrical engineers will analyze your power needs and learn about your goals for the solar power system.


Our engineers will design a solar energy system that will meet your home’s power requirements and help you achieve energy independence.


When your system is designed, we will schedule a time to install all the components on your home.

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