Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a warranty that comes with the system?

Yes! We ensure that all systems are designed and installed to the highest standards and code. We take great measures to make sure your system works properly. In the event your system has a malfunction , we provide you a 20 year warranty on parts and system functionality.

What if I want to sell my solar home?

We get it. You might not stay in your home for the next 20 years. And that’s okay. If you move, we’ll be there to help transfer your solar power system’s contract to the new owners.

Will the solar increase the value of my home?

Yes! Several studies demonstrate that solar homes are worth more money and sell more quickly. 

How much does a solar electric system cost?

The cost of your solar investment will vary greatly depending on the size of the system, your location and available incentives. To find out what a Sunko Solar system will do to your electric bill, get your free energy evaluation. 

Do I get paid for my extra energy production?

Currently, most of America is under a system known as Net Metering, which allows your net electricity costs to be reduced to zero, but no further. In a select few places in the U.S., you can be paid for any excess electricity you create, in what is known as a Feed-In Tariff system.

How long is the installation process? 

On Average it take 2 days for the actual install. Most of the wait is from the design department and getting your city permits

How much does solar energy cost?

Today, solar costs less than traditional electricity in many markets, whether you choose to pay as you go or purchase the system. We offer a range of financing options, which makes going solar simple and affordable.

Why should I install a solar energy system on my home or business?

Grid-tied solar electricity offers a way to fix your electricity rate for more than 25 years. The maintenance-free panels come with a 25-year production warranty and the expected useful lifespan is up to 50 years (output starts to slow down over time but is still significant). A grid-tied PV system can protect you from electricity price increases for decades. That’s a feeling of energy security that is hard to duplicate. Solar hot water offers a different value proposition: the opportunity to offset hundreds of gallons of heating oil each year by shutting your boiler down in the summertime and letting the sun do the work. Many of our clients feel better knowing that they are producing their own electricity without any environmental harm – that they are part of the energy solution and no longer part of the problem.

Will the solar array put holes in my roof, or be too heavy?

We mount solar panels on a purpose-built aluminum rail system that is fastened about every four feet by penetrations into roof rafters. On a standing seam metal roof, these attachments are made directly to the standing seams, with no roof penetrations. On asphalt roofs, each mount is sealed with 50-year Tripolymer sealant to prevent any leaks. We guarantee all roof work will be free from leaks. As for the weight of the array, it is less than 5 pounds per square foot, so a typically framed roof is more than adequate to carry the weight.