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  • Who is Solenergi?

    Solenergi is an end-to-end solar solution provider in the greater DC area. The level of effort and attention to detail Solenergi puts into each project is unmatched. Solenergi enjoys working alongside members of the community and is involved with local non-profits and solar initiatives. Solenergi's goal is to help advance renewable energy and make the world a cleaner and more habitable place for future generations.

  • Why Choose Solenergi?

    Client satisfaction is what separates Solenergi from other solar providers and Solenergi believes that developing and maintaining rapport with the customer base is the lifeblood of our business. Solenergi strives to make sure every project is memorable and fulfilling for all customers. That's why Solenergi works closely with customers to ensure a level of comfort, clarity and convenience that they know they can count on.

  • How much electricity can a solar power system produce?

    Solenergi can install systems producing anywhere from 5,000 kWh to 500,000 kWh per year (worth anywhere from ~$500 – $50,000 per year).

  • How much does a solar power system cost?

    Solenergi installs systems that can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $100,000. We tailor our system designs to your specific energy needs, property structure, and budget.

  • How can Solenergi help make solar power more affordable for my home or business?

    Solenergi works with customers to help them take advantage of tax credits and other government incentives that help offset the costs of going solar. We also provide flexible payment options like solar financing and power purchase agreements (PPA) that can last up to 20 years.

  • How long will my Solar Panels last?

    We use Solar Panels and microinverters that last a minimum of 25 years, and most of them have a warranty for the same period. We only use high quality components to ensure efficiency, resilience, and longevity to maximize your savings.

  • How do I maintain my solar power system over the years?

    Solenergi strives to select modules that require little-to-no maintenance, but can provide support should any problems arise. This can include things like microinverter replacement as well as web-based system monitoring to ensure sufficient energy production.

  • How is the system designed?

    Solenergi will work with you during a site assessment to analyze at least 12 consecutive months’ worth of electricity bills, determine tilt angles, shading around the property, and weather patterns in order to determine the appropriate size, design, and output of the system. We will also design the system to meet local building, fire, and Historic District requirements, and take care of the permitting process 100%.

  • What happens on cloudy days or when snow or leaves fall on the module?

    With a grid-tied system, you won’t have to worry about not making enough electricity during off-peak hours or storing excess electricity during bright summer days. Instead, you will sell excess energy back to the power company and you will still purchase traditional electricity at night or when the panels' output is less than you need. This is completely seamless and requires no switches or manual intervention.

  • I live in the city and have a flat roof, can I still get solar panels?

    Yes, Solenergi installs on a multitude of different roof styles. In fact, flat roofs are one of the most common designs we encounter in DC. We can design parapet-to-parapet systems that ensure proper tilt angle and allow rain, snow, and leaves to pass underneath, while protecting your roof surface from damaging UV rays.

  • Will I need a building permit in order to get a solar power system installed on my home or business?

    Yes. You will need to obtain building permits to install a solar photovoltaic system. Depending on your jurisdiction, building, electrical, and plumbing codes may also apply. That said, Solenergi will take care of all the necessary paperwork and ensure that your system complies with all regulations before performing the install.