How do I get started?
Call or email Laura Thomas, or simply hit the checkbox indicating your interest in solar and alternative energy on the CONTACT PAGE. Laura will reach out to help you understand how solar will benefit you. Be prepared by having your energy bill ready.
How long does it take to get a solar project planned and developed?
Solar development takes time to properly plan and construct. If you are interested you should expect at least one or two months from start to finish. Depending on various circumstances such as size, location, grants, and financing, projects can sometimes take longer.
Will this really save me money?
Yes! In some cases, solar panels can cut the price of energy costs in half and pay themselves off between 5-10 years, out of a 25-year life.
Does the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) expire soon?
The 2022 Inflation Recovery Act renewed the ITC to 30% (of your gross project cost) until 2032. This is a BIG deal! Battery storage systems are also eligible for the 30% ITC. If you are interested in homegrown solar energy, now is the time to get the discussion going!
What if I am a non-profit and am not eligible for the ITC?
Under the Inflation Recovery Act non-taxable entities such as Churches, Public Schools, and Non-Profits will now be eligible for a new "Direct Pay" program that offers grants for up to 30% of gross project cost of the solar system. This is the first time that there has been a program designed to level the playing field for non-profits.
I don’t have a lot of cash, can I finance this project?
Many people and communities are eligible for low-interest financing programs. If financing is needed, GC ReVOLT has a team that will help you better understand your financing options.
How do I maintain my solar panels?
Very litte maintenance, if any, will be needed. GC ReVOLT also has an optional voluntary maintenance agreement in order to inspect and maintain clients' solar arrays if desired.
Do solar panels hold up to the Midwest's extreme weather conditions?
Yes. GC ReVOLT uses solar panels that are tested to hold up to hail and high wind speeds, and can also be designed for more extreme conditions. Solar arrays also should be insured as part of the farm or homeowners insurance policy for worse-case scenarios. Solar panels also come with 25-year production warranties.
Where are solar components manufactured?
The majority of solar components are manufactured overseas, however, GC ReVOLT gives preference to US made and manufactured components when designing solar projects. GC ReVOLT understands every situation is unique and will design projects to fit customer preferences and needs.