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WHY SHOULD I GET SOLAR?

You should get solar for the following reasons:
1. YOU WILL BE PAYING LESS FOR ELECTRICITY. 
2. YOU AVOID ANNUAL RATE HIKES.
3. YOU GET A TAX CREDIT.
4. YOUR HOME VALUE WILL APPRECIATE.
5. YOUR HOME WILL STAY COOLER WITH PANELS ON THE ROOF.
6. YOUR HOME WILL BE POWERED BY THE SUN.
7. NO START UP COST IF YOU FINANCE.

ARE YOU LICENSED?

Yes we are licensed to sell solar in California through California Contractor State License Board. All of our installers are also licensed and insured.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET INSTALLED?

It takes us 1-2 day to get your system installed . After your system is installed it can take up to 8 weeks for the utility to grant Permission To Operate (PTO). Homeowners in investor owned utilities (PG&E, SCE, & SDG&E) have quicker PTO timelines.

DO YOU OFFER FINANCING?

Yes. We offer very competitive rates on financing through our finance partners. We have interest rates as low as 2.99%, and loans from 5 years - 30 years. All of our financing options have no prepayment penalty and require no down payment. You start paying your loan as soon as the system has been granted Permission To Operate by the utility company.

WHAT WARRANTY DO YOU OFFER?

Depending on the manufacturer the warranty on the equipment is up to 25 years. We over a 10 year warranty on the installation work.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY ROOF IS GOOD FOR SOLAR?

In general, you want to make sure your roof is in good shape and has little to no shading on it. We do a thorough site audit before we install your system to make sure the energy production we estimate is accurate and to make sure your home is structurally sound to hold solar panels on it. If there are any issues with your roof we won't install solar on it.

CAN YOU REROOF MY HOUSE?

Yes. We have partnered with top roofing contractors in California to offer competitive roofing quotes to our solar customers. If a reroof is necessary for solar we can build it into the solar contract.

HOW ARE YOU DIFFERENT THAN ALL THE OTHER SOLAR COMPANIES OUT THERE?

We are different because we act as Brokers. Honest Solar is not married to any equipment brand or financing company. We first try to understand the needs of our customers than we prescribe the best design, equipment, and financing that works best for the customer.
A lot of our competitors have only one brand of equipment and one financing institution that they work with giving Homeowners no other options.
Honest Solar also differentiates by doing great work and being there for their customers post install, this is rare in an industry where so many companies are making the solar industry very transactional.

DO YOU OFFER A REFERRAL BONUS?

Yes. We do offer a $500 referral bonus for any homeowner that you refer. The referral amount will be paid within 5 days after the system is installed. We can pay the referral bonus by check, Paypal, or Venmo. Please send referrals to referrals@honestsolar.com