FAQ

General FAQ

 

What is the Warranty on the Solar Power System?

Solar panels have a manufacturer’s warranty of 25 years.  SolarEdge optimizers also have a 25 year warranty and the SolarEdge inverter has a 12 year warranty, extendable to 25 years.  Micro-inverter warranties vary, depending on manufacturer.  Suncatcher Solar has a 5 year installation warranty and provides free installation of warranty replacements.

What is the expected lifetime?

The expected lifetime is 35 or more years.  Solar panels already exist that have been producing for ...

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Keeping Pests and Debris away from your Solar Panels

A Problem with Pests

As it turns out, pigeons and squirrels love to nest under roof-mounted solar arrays. Squirrels, in particular, can do serious damage to the wires hooking up your inverters to your solar panels. These damaged wires then become a fire hazard. The detritus from nests (as well as dried leaves that can accumulate under panels) can cause damage to your roof and lead to roof rot. Beyond all the mess and the hazards, there is the issue of ...

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Solar Power Mounting Options

Solar panels take space – 400 to 1200 square feet or more, depending on how much solar electricity you want to generate. If you want to get top solar production in Saskatchewan, the panels should face due south and at an angle to best capture the sunlight.  But what, exactly, is that angle?  The sun moves across the sky during the day, constantly changing position.  It is also much higher in the sky during the summer than it is during ...

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How Much Solar Power Do You Need?

The second question customers often ask us at Suncatcher Solar is “How many solar panels will I need?”.  The first question is usually “What will solar power cost?” but we need to answer the second question before we can answer the first.

Solar panels come in many sizes.  They can be used alone or combined to make up a solar array. To figure out the size of array you would need for your home you will need to know how ...

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