Frequently Asked Questions

Is Solar a Good Investment?

Consider…

  • Free electricity from the sun for decades.
  • No more electric rate hikes because solar locks in your costs.
  • Average systems save the owner $150,000 or more over time.
  • A solar system increases property values.
  • An impressive return on investment with low up front, fast returns.

When you do the math, solar is one the best investments you can make in your home or business. And it pays back fast. Typical annual return is 12-20% or more with payback periods usually five to ten years, depending on electrical usage and local rates. (We have dozens of real world examples of the impressive savings. Just ask…) In most states, if your bill is $100 or more per month, it is an absolute no brainer to go solar.

But there’s only way know for sure how much you could benefit from going solar. Call Gardner Energy at 801-689-2618 for an evaluation.

How Does a Solar System Work?

  1. The sun shines on the solar panel generating DC electricity.
  2. An inverter converts the DC electricity into household 240v AC electricity.
  3. The AC electricity feeds into your electric meter and circuit breaker panel. Your meter literally spins backwards. You use this electricity for your lights and appliances.

Any electricity you don’t use goes to the grid, and you get credited. With your solar system, this process happens automatically every day.

If you’re interested in learning more about how the technology works, just ask. We’ll be happy to give you a demonstration.

What is the Gardner Solar Process Like?

Simple. Professional. Friendly. Gardner Energy Alternative Energy is one of the most experienced installers in Utah. We think it’s because we have a service oriented attitude that makes going solar easy for our customer. Our process is simple and we handle all details, paperwork and permits. And we use only the best panels and installation methods.

We hope to earn the opportunity to be the installer that you choose for your project – and that you would recommend us to your friends and family without hesitation.

Does Solar Require Government Planning and Zoning Approval?

The requirements vary depending on where you live. Generally, solar systems are welcomed by local councils and planning boards. Gardner Energy Alternative Energy handles all details, paperwork and permits.

What about Government Rebates and Incentives?

No matter where you live, there’s never been a better time to go solar. Federal grants and tax credits are available all over the United States. And many states offer additional incentives.

The catch is that details vary by state, region and type of project. So it’s important to understand what’s available for your specific situation. Gardner Energy's job is knowing what options are available and then squeezing the most from them to get you the very best deal possible. For more infomation on this check out our incentives page.

Bottom line: Your cost to transition to solar is now lower than ever and your system pays for itself even faster.

Call 801-689-2618 to talk to a Gardner Energy team member to find out more.