Some homeowners’ associations have rules regarding the installation of anything on your roof or grounds. If you belong to a homeowners’ association, consult your covenants for details. Many states prohibit homeowners’ associations from restricting solar devices.
The panels are supported by our roofer-designed mounting system that has been tested to withstand 140 mph (winds and can work on almost every type of roofing material. Our modules can withstand one-inch (2.5 cm) hailstones at 50 mph (80.5 kph).
Standard homeowner’s insurance policies usually suffice to meet electric utility requirements. Electric utilities usually require that homeowners who take advantage of net metering sign an interconnection agreement.
RED Group is authorized to work with various distributors and financial institutions. We can connect you with a program that works well for your personal situation. We do not offer in house financing.
Now is the perfect time to switch to solar. Federal, state and local governments are offering generous incentives to go solar; however, these programs are designed to reward early adopters of solar power, so the rebate amount per project continues to drop as the allotted funds are consumed. In addition, solar can dramatically reduce your utility bill and will protect you from rising utility rates for years to come. The technology is proven and reliable, and the cost of solar installations is projected to increase for the first time in years. Going solar now makes more sense than ever.
The incentives and rebates for solar are both real and substantial. The most important thing to keep in mind about these programs is this—they won’t last forever. Now is the time to take advantage of the rebates to renewable sources of energy; once the adoption rate reaches a certain level, the incentives will disappear. Unfornutately some rebates also expire. In South Carolina there are rebates through SCE&G as well as Duke Energy. There is also a significant state tax incentive.
Ideally, you should install solar panels on a roof that is in good condition. When we come out to inspect your building prior to installation, we will check to make sure that your roof is suitable for a solar installation. Once the solar panels are installed, they actually help to protect your roof from the elements. If you should ever need to make repairs on the roof, the solar panels will need to be removed and re-installed. We offer this service for a reasonable fee.
As part of our comprehensive service, we obtain all building permits and design your system to meet your local building, utility, and electrical codes. We arrange the electrical, building and utility inspections and are on-site to ensure that everything is up to code. We take care of your project every step of the way. RED Group is a NC woman-owned fully insured and licensed general contractor that handles all installations as if they were on our own home or business.