Category: Solar & Your Home

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Will my system require maintenance?

No! Solar panels have no moving parts; they simply facilitate a chemical reaction between the sunlight and the silicon in the panels, which creates energy. The only maintenance your panels may require is if the inverter breaks, but luckily we have a 20 year warranty on the inverter. This warranty covers shipping, parts and labor.

Will animals live under the panels and damage my roof?

In many areas where there are lots of critters around, animals would normally try to live under the panels. This is why Green Lion installs a high quality “critter guard” that goes around the perimeter of the panels, not letting any pesky critters make homes underneath the panels!

What if there’s a fire?

Firefighters are well aware of panels and how to handle them. Fire divisions do training with their firefighters on the proper way to extinguish a home fire when there are live solar panels on the roof. Also, we install a rapid shutdown box that allows the firefighters to–quickly–disable the electricity running through the panels.

What effects do the panels have on my home insurance?

Panels usually only add $8 – $10 dollars to your monthly home insurance costs! In the case that it may be more, you can insure the panels separately through another insurance provider for a low rate. The Canadian Revenue Agency has created a webpage with information regarding potential tax implications of owning a microFIT project: […]

Will my roof leak as a result of installing panels?

No! A proper installation will never result in a roof leaking. To give you peace of mind, Green Lion has a three-year workmanship warranty on all the work done on your roof.

What if I want to move and sell my home?

It’s simple. The microFIT agreement is transferred to the new property owner. The only thing you will need to do is to contact us 30-days before you move. The new contract holder would receive payments in accordance with the microFIT contract for the remainder of the contract term. If you wish to take your project […]

Can solar increase the value of my home?

Yes, a solar system can increase the value of your home — the exact increase is dependant on the size and cost of the system you choose. It also has the added value of future proofing your home against the rising costs of energy.