Last Updated: June 17th, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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Average Solar Panel Cost
Going solar is an exciting prospect, yet it’s one where many consumers are learning about the process as they go. With accelerated learning comes mistakes, but it is from those mistakes that the most learning about solar panels occurs.
Case in point: One of the more frequently asked questions POWERHOME Solar gets is, “What’s the average cost for a 2,500 square foot home?” Or, if it’s not 2,500, fill in the blank with the size of your home — 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, etc.
This is where we decelerate to help customers better understand the process. Your need for solar panels is not based off the size of your home. It is based off the amount of power you use each month. Two families can live in the same size house, yet their needs for power can vary tremendously. For example, Family A has kids that love to leave the lights on and play Fortnite at all hours of the day, and mom and dad both work at home. That family uses more power than Family B, whose members are either at school or at work all day, not to mention involvement with extracurricular activities and PTA events. Family A has a power bill that’s twice the size of Family B.
That’s why power companies never charge you by the size of your home. They charge you for the amount of power you use. The same logic applies for solar.
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Price Depends on Usage Rates
Because of the varying usage rates, it’s hard to give any customer an average cost, because consumer needs and circumstances can vary greatly. In fact, that question triggers a handful of questions we need to ask customers:
- How much do you want your solar panels to offset the electricity you’re currently using from the power company?
- How much have you paid for your electricity in the past 12 months?
- Where do you want your panels on your roof, or would you rather have a ground-mounted system?
- Do you have trees or other objects that shade your home and make it less conducive for solar energy production?
As you can see, everyone’s situation can be unique, and thus it’s impossible to provide an average cost when everyone’s view of “average” is different. That’s also why POWERHOME Solar builds a proposal tailored specifically for your needs so there is zero guesswork regarding your potential purchase.
With our innovative solar program, homeowners can go solar for $0 up-front cost, save money on their electric bills, and generate their own clean energy. The solar panels installed on your home are American-made and come with a 30-year warranty, with many panels expected to last well beyond that.
Please feel free to fill out the form below or contact POWERHOME Solar at 800-765-2715, and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for this program.