Answering our winning candidate’s questions
Respondiendo a las preguntas de nuestra candidata ganadora

How long does the installation take?
¿Cuánto tiempo toma la instalación?

For a house the process takes us 2 days, but this week as much as we tried we could not install anything, I could only inspect it.
Para una casa el proceso nos lleva 2 días, pero esta semana por mas que lo intentamos no pudimos instalar nada, solo pude inspeccionarla.

Once installed, do they activate instantly or will I be without electricity until they are charged by solar energy?
Ya que estén instalados, ¿se activan al momento o me quedaré sin luz hasta que se carguen de energía solar?

The panels are activated at the moment, you will not run out of electricity at any time, they cannot be charged because they do not have batteries, what is done is that the energy is sent to the electric company and they give you credit and you sell the electricity to the electric company, so that your bill is null, I mean if you are going to pay $100 dollars and we sell you $80 dollars you would only pay $20 dollars.
Los paneles quedan activados en el momento, no se va a quedar sin luz en ningún momento, no se pueden cargar porque no tienen pilas, lo que se hace es que se manda la energía a la compañía de luz y ellos le dan crédito y usted le vende la electricidad a la compañía de luz, de tal manera que sea nulo su recibo, es decir que si va a pagar $100 dólares y le vendemos $80 nada más pagaría $20 dólares.

Do the solar panels work at night, will I have light during the night?
¿Los paneles solares funcionan por las noches, tendré luz durante la noche?
You will not run out of electricity at any time.
No se quedará sin luz en ningún momento.

Will I still have to pay my electric bill or will I no longer have to pay anything?
¿Aun tendré que pagar mi recibo de luz o ya no tendré que pagar nada?
Yes, I think you are going to have to pay because the system we are putting in is 5 KW from Flowers for Maria and 1 KW from American Made Solar and Wind Technologies, there are going to be a few more panels missing, but that’s what was being awarded.
Si creo que va a tener que pagar porque el sistema que le estamos poniendo es de 5 KW de parte de Flowers for Maria y 1 KW de parte de American Made Solar and Wind Technologies, si le faltaría un poco mas de paneles, pero eso es lo que se estaba otorgando.

Will the utility company still be in charge of electricity consumption?
¿La compañía de luz, aun estará encargada del consumo de electricidad?
The electric company is the one that will be in charge of supplying the electricity, I mean, we will sell to the electric company during the day and we will buy from them at night.
La compañía de luz si es la que se encargará de surtirle la electricidad, es decir, nosotros le vamos a vender de día a la compañía de luz y le vamos a comprar en la noche.