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Top Solar Installers in Chandler
Many homeowners opt for a solar panel installer since trying to put up solar panels by yourself can be a lot of work. The expertise that solar companies provide can be invaluable as well, especially if you don't quite know what type of solar equipment you need.
Working with a professional solar company can help your solar project go smoothly. Here are our recommendations:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Chandler
Even though the average cost of solar panels in Chandler is $9,869, your final cost may be above or below the average. There are many factors that can have a sizable impact on the cost of a solar system installation. Below are some of the more important things to consider.
Solar Equipment Size
The size of the solar system you need for your home is the most important cost factor to consider. For every additional kilowatt you need, you can expect your total to increase by nearly $2,610. There are a lot of different solar panel brands and the one you choose also changes the cost. Generally speaking, the brands that have better efficiency tend to also cost more. In addition, the type of equipment you're looking to get can affect your total cost. If you just need panels, your system will be far less expensive than if you also need solar batteries or an electric vehicle charger.
Solar Financing Terms
Solar panels can save you money on utility bills over time, but they can also be a significant investment. That's why many Chandler homeowners decide to finance their solar panel systems to make going solar more affordable. You'll have to consider the long-term cost of loans, including the amount of interest you'll pay over the length of the loan. If you're only able to get a high-interest loan, then your total can be hundreds or even thousands of dollars more than the principal cost. Making a larger down payment or securing a solar loan with a low interest rate could reduce your costs remarkably.
Solar Panel Installation Company
Lastly, the company you opt for to install your solar panel system can influence your pricing. Chandler's solar companies all have different labor costs and add varying upcharges to equipment. Some companies only sell high-quality, high-efficiency and high-price products — like Maxeon solar panels from SunPower or Tesla Powerwall batteries — so choosing those installers will generally come with an above-average cost. It's best to do some research and find a company that offers the products, warranties and services you want and also fit into your budget.
Solar Panel Cost Data by System Size
|System size||Cost per system watt||Solar system cost||25-Year savings||Payback period|
|6 kW||$2.71||$12,052||$24,782||8.2 years|
|8 kW||$2.66||$15,760||$33,352||8.0 years|
|10 kW||$2.61||$19,314||$42,076||7.9 years|
|12 kW||$2.56||$22,713||$50,955||7.7 years|
|14 kW||$2.51||$25,958||$59,988||7.6 years|
|16 kW||$2.45||$29,048||$69,176||7.4 years|
|18 kW||$2.40||$31,984||$78,518||7.2 years|
|20 kW||$2.35||$34,765||$88,015||7.1 years|
Solar Incentives in Chandler
|Name||Solar and Wind Equipment Sales Tax Exemption|
|Incentive Amount||100% of sales tax on eligible equipment|
|Incentive Max||No maximum|
|More Info||Click here|
|Name||Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption|
|Incentive Amount||100% of increased value|
|More Info||Click here|
How to Save on Solar Panels
The company that does your solar panel installation will affect the warranties and brands available to you, and it will also have an impact on your total cost. Because selecting a company can be a challenge, we have some tips to help you, such as:
- Solar Panel Brands: The type of solar panel you want plays a role in which installer you should choose, since different companies have access to different panels.
- Installation Process: Make sure you're on the same page with the company in regard to how the installation process will go and what needs to be done before your solar system is installed, such as repairing your electrical system or roof.
- Reputation: Well-established companies likely have a high reputation. This is important because it ensures that it will not only see your solar project through, but will also provide quality aftercare and customer service, such as part repairs and replacements.
- Warranty: A high-quality company rises above other companies by offering the gold standard warranty — a 25-year, all-inclusive warranty covering parts, labor and performance.
EcoWatch's Chandler, AZ Solar Cost FAQs
Our goal is to reach as many people as we can with sensible solutions like solar energy. Our team of full-time local researchers collects solar price and installation data for every city in America then compiles it to create these digestible city guides. If you want to read our solar expert’s opinion on the top solar companies featured here, follow this link.