Solar FAQs

Why CAM Solar?

CAM Solar is an award winning, veteran owned, design and installation team headquartered in San Antonio and:

  • Offers turnkey design, rebate and solar contracting services
  • Handles all rebate & interconnection paperwork
  • Handles all permits and inspections
What Rebates are Available?
  • Solar panel prices have dropped as much as 50%
  • Local Utility Companies like CPS, Austin Energy, and Oncor will pay up to 40% of your install cost upfront
  • The Federal Government will reduce your tax bill by 30% of your “Out Of Pocket Cost”
Are there any Federal Tax Credits?

The Federal Government provides a flat 30% credit based on your portion of the full system price after installation, with no upper limit. The savings then comes to you as a tax credit. The qualifying system must provide electricity for your residence and must meet applicable fire and electrical code requirements. For more information on the Federal Tax Credit, click here.

Will I still be “on the grid”?

Yes, you'll still need to the grid to balance out the peaks and valleys in your power generation since you won't only be using energy when the sun is out. It's possible to build a completely off-the-grid system, and this may be preferable in very remote locations, but the additional components needed (batteries, controllers, etc...) will add significant cost to your system.

If the power goes out, would I still lose power even with solar?

Yes. Without a battery backup system, your inverter will still need to disconnect your system from the grid. The reason is that utility workers will be working to repair the grid, and would be in danger if solar PV systems continued to feed power onto the grid.

What happens if I get hail damage?

Solar panels are extremely durable. They're built with a tempered glass top sheet that's specifically made to resist hail damage. If we experience a hail storm, the panels will most likely not be damaged. If the roof around your panels is damaged, your homeowner's insurance will recover removal and reinstall of the panels to allow replacement of the roof. In the rare case that your panels are damaged by hail, your homeowner's insurance would cover the replacement of damaged panels.

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