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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does solar cost?
The average cost of going solar is generally between $15,000 and $25,000. The end price will depend on the state you live in, the panels you choose, installation costs, and the incentives you take advantage of.
To learn more about the factors that affect the price of solar you can calculate the solar cost for your home without consulting a salesperson. Prices do vary based on the company, so for a more accurate estimate, you can get quotes from solar companies in your area.
How much does solar save?
The federal government will help you save money through the solar Investment Tax Credit, which is “a 30 percent tax credit for individuals installing solar systems on residential property.” Many states also offer solar incentives you may qualify for.
Solar panels will generate electricity and decrease your utility bill, saving money each month. Over the lifetime of a solar panel, which is 25 years, the system will pay for itself and then continue to save money. Solar savings can range anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000 over the lifetime of your solar panels.
How do solar panels work?
Solar panels are a collection of PV cells. When sunlight hits the panels, the PV cells use the photovoltaic effect to generate direct current (DC) electricity. The appliances in your home are powered by alternating current (AC) electricity, so the inverter included in your solar array converts the DC electricity in AC electricity. The usuable electricity is then distributed to your home through the breaker box.
What factors affect solar production?
There are many factors that determine if your home will be a good fit for solar. The location of your home plays a large role, because the weather, shade, humidity, and sunlight hours all effect a solar panel's ability to produce electricity. Your roof also needs to be in good shape to sustain a solar array.
Even if your home does not meet all the ideal conditions, there is a good chance that you can still reap the benefits of solar.
Which solar company is best for me?
When it comes to finding the best solar company, location is the first factor to consider. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you.
The factors that go into determining high quality solar companies are:
- Customer Reviews
- Product Quality
- Energy Savings Potential
- Product Warranties
Take our solar questionnaire to get a list of the best solar companies in your area tod