There’s never been a better time to switch to solar power. Energy prices are rising, even spiking in some areas, and solar panel prices are falling. In addition, the efficiency of solar panels has never been better.
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. In addition, there are labor costs for the actual installation. All of these factors will affect the per-watt cost of your system. And they are all dependent on the size of your solar panel system.
POWERHOME Solar currently serves in over six states. The solar savings you get in these states depend on any local government incentives and net-metering programs they have available. Since every state is different, your best bet is scheduling 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.
Keep in mind that although a bigger solar panel system will cost more, it also will provide more savings. For example, if you need a 10kW solar panel system to generate all the electricity you use, your solar cost will rise, but you’ll be reducing a big monthly expense – your power bill – and so you’ll be saving money in the long run. Though solar incentives and net-metering programs vary from state to state, the cost of solar panels is that was alllow, making solar affordable in every state.
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 at 21-22%. This may seem low, but in fact, it’s enough to meet our energy needs. That’s just another reason why now is the best time to invest in a solar panel system for your home.
It’s understandable that people think all technology gets more efficient, and therefore less expensive, as advances are made. But photovoltaics don’t work that way with their current efficiency being maxed out. 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 typical 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. Add to that the costs of design, permitting and interconnection (hooking your system up to the grid). And finally, let’s not forget the sales and operational costs which cover monitoring and maintenance, repairs, and any additional overhead.
A POWERHOME Solar quote provides you with an all-in price of your solar panel power 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 more than 11 million American homes. This means many are already paying less for their power 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. Most solar panel systems last 25-30 years, and so do the savings. Even after that time, they are still producing energy, just not as efficiently.
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. In addition, different states get different amounts of peak sunshine. But even a city as cloudy as Cleveland can produce enough solar power to adequately power your home. Another big factor is the different incentives offered and net-metering programs available in different localities which will impact your savings. However, one thing you can count on is your electric bill will continue to rise. That’s what makes solar a great alternative.
Check out our solar savings calculator to see how much you can save with solar.
Check out the federal, state and local incentives for going solar. Homeowners across the country still can take advantage of the 30 percent federal tax credit, although it will gradually be reduced until it expires at the end of 2021. Each state offers their own incentives, ranging from additional tax credits to renewable energy certificates.
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 in savings that is our most prized reward.
We take care of everything, from paperwork to solar installation. You don’t have to do a thing except enjoy your savings. With our $0 down, 100 percent financing, we make switching to solar as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Simply make a call to see if your home qualifies, get a free energy audit and a customized solar panel proposal, then schedule your installation date.