FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the average cost to install panels on a home?
- There are many technical factors and customer preferences that can impact the project cost. If you have access to your kWhs used over the past 12 months that would be a helpful start for our team to create a detailed quote. We can then use that information and your location to size your system. To access your kWh usage you can find it via a paper copy of your monthly utility bills, calling your utility provider, or through your utility account online.
- Small house(4 kW) $11,000
- Average house(8 kW) $21,000
- Large home (11 kW) $28,000
- These are rough estimate prices and not quotes. These prices are also before incentives.
Do those prices include batteries?
- No. Batteries are not needed due to what is called "net metering" which essentially uses the utility company as a "battery." If you are interested in upgrading your system or adding backup batteries we would unofficially say the average home would cost an additional $5,000 for 2 days of autonomy.
What are the other financial benefits of switching to solar?
- Combining reductions in your electric bill, state/federal incentives, and the reliability of the electrical systems (25-year warranty) customers often see a 10% ROI or higher depending on system size and other technical factors specific to their system.
Are options offered for financing?
- We work closely with local credit unions to assist our customers with financing. These credit unions believe in solar and are excited to help our customers make the change!
What is the best location for a solar panel installation?
- Solar panels are most productive when facing south but they are still very efficient when facing east or west if that is your option. We can install panels on most roofs (pitched or flat) or utilize a ground mount.
How long do solar panels last? Do they break easily?
- Solar panels and the electrical systems are designed to last more than 25 years. There are panels still in operation today that had been energized over 40 years ago. Aside from regular cleaning to maximize efficiency, the systems require little maintenance. Solar panels have been tested to withstand 1-inch hail at 50 mph and most have a 25-year warranty.