Once your system is up and running, a Connecticut Green Bank inspector may contact you for a final inspection.
All inspectors are required to provide consumers with advance notice of their visit to your home. If you have questions or want to verify the validity of an inspection request, you can contact either your contractor or the Connecticut Green Bank. To view a list of these Connecticut Green Bank inspectors, click here.
Most solar panels will be guaranteed for 20 or 25 years
While panels typically have a 25+ year life cycle, over time, their efficiency will reduce. You probably won’t notice this for a long time, but every year your panels will produce a little bit less electricity – at a rate of about 0.5%.
Inverters typically carry a 10 to 25 year warranty, but be sure to check with your contractor about the specific provisions of your inverter system.
It’s worth noting that string inverters traditionally have a standard warranty of 10 years, though most now come with the option of 20-25 year warranties, while micro-inverters are often warranted for 25 years. Be sure to ask your contractor about equipment warranties and what is involved.
All projects receiving a State incentive are required to have a performance monitoring system installed. These systems provide you and your contractor with access to data to troubleshoot issues and track performance. You can also view environmental benefits like carbon offset and amount of trees saved.