The cost of your system will depend on the size of your home, your energy needs, and other factors. POWERHOME Solar helps you get started with our $0 down, 100 percent financing* plan so you can begin saving on your utility bill from Day 1.
Of course, a solar power system is more than just panels. It has many other components such as racks, wiring, an inverter, a solar production monitoring platform and smart meter. All of these factors are involved in the per-watt cost of your system.
POWERHOME Solar currently serves customers in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. The solar savings you get in these states depend on any local government incentives and net-metering programs they have available. Schedule a consultation with one of our energy experts to see how much you can save.
Contact us today to find out more about solar panel prices in your state.
Other solar companies may suggest any size of solar panel system for your house without looking at decisive factors. At POWERHOME Solar, we take into consideration the size of your roof (or yard, if you prefer a ground mounted system) and most importantly, your energy use.
Without this information, you’ll struggle to find the perfect-sized solar panel system to meet your family’s energy needs. Our solar experts will look at all of these factors carefully to make sure that once your panels are up and running, you feel nothing but excited about your new purchase.
If you take advantage of our $0 down, 100% financing*, it is even easier to purchase solar panels and maximize your savings.
Solar panel efficiency has reached a peak of 21-22%. This is more than enough to meet our energy needs. And it’s just another reason why now is the best time to invest in a solar panel system for your home.
Consider that the typical home gets an annual average of 4-5 hours of peak sunlight per day. Each square meter of solar panels is thus exposed to 4-5 kWh of solar energy a day. With 20% efficiency, each square meter captures, converts, and delivers 0.8 to 1 kWh of energy to your house.
A typical home in the U.S. uses about 30kWh of electricity each day, so 30-38 square meters of panels would be needed to generate enough energy for this ideal home. This works out to about 300-400 square feet, which is about one-sixth of the size of an average home. These newest, most efficient solar panels require less roof space to generate energy, so your solar panel installation cost goes down.
Let’s break this down a little more and examine the cost of a single solar panel. This is a great way to understand the overall cost of your system. The simple answer is that it depends on the type of panel and the size of your system. At POWERHOME Solar, we use American-made solar panels of the highest quality and best prices.
Solar panel production is measured in watts, so their cost is often calculated in dollars per watt. However, the entire cost of your solar panel installation will be a combination of equipment costs that include solar panels, the inverter, wiring, and mounting hardware.
A POWERHOME Solar quote provides you with an all-in price of your solar panel installation. It may be helpful for you to know what that price includes.
There is already enough solar capacity installed in the U.S. to power nearly 13 million American homes. This means many are already paying less for their electricity than you are.
When you see solar panels on your neighbor’s house, you probably wonder how much he/she is actually saving as a result of switching to solar power.
How much you save will, of course, depend on where you live. There are so many variables that determine how much the utilities in different cities and states charge for electricity. Also, various states get different amounts of peak sunshine. But even those living in a city as cloudy as Cleveland can produce enough solar power to power their homes adequately. Another significant factor is the different incentives offered and net-metering programs available in different localities, which will impact your savings. That’s what makes solar a great alternative.
Check out the federal, state and local incentives for going solar. Homeowners across the country can take advantage of the 30 percent federal tax credit. Each state offers its own incentives, ranging from additional tax credits to renewable energy certificates.
Net metering gives you a way to store energy and use it when you need it. During peak sunlight hours, the average solar panel system produces more power than you and your family can use. The extra energy is fed back into the grid and the utility uses it for someone else. You get credit for the energy you feed back into the grid. When needed, you can use that credit to get power from the grid during the night, or on cloudy days when your home needs more energy than your panels are generating. Net metering improves the economics of solar power significantly, and it’s why POWERHOME works with power companies that provide it.
We are the leading American-made solar company. We’ve won awards and accolades that make us stand out from other solar companies. But it is the fact that our customers have realized hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings that is our most prized reward.
Simply make a call to see if your home qualifies, get a free energy audit and customized solar panel proposal, then schedule your installation date.
*for qualified homeowners