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Top Solar Installers in Flagstaff
Many homeowners decide to hire a solar panel installer since figuring out how to install solar panels by yourself can be time-consuming. Plus, if you're unsure what brand of solar panels and equipment you want, a solar company can help you find the right equipment for you after a site survey and consultation.
You can get a free quote from a local solar installer on the cost of solar panels for your home. Here are some in Flagstaff:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Flagstaff
Cost is typically one of the most important factors for homeowners wanting to invest in solar. There are a few primary factors that will push your cost above or below the average in Flagstaff: solar equipment and system size, financing options and the solar installation company you choose. We'll cover each of these briefly below.
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, your total will most likely increase by nearly $2,610. Some solar panel brands — like Maxeon from SunPower — are more costly upfront but also tend to offer better efficiency. In a city like Flagstaff, where sunlight is abundant, efficiency can quickly pay off. Also, if you have a small roof or you don't have a lot of space for your panels, higher efficiency options will be a better option. Additional equipment like electric vehicle chargers and solar batteries will also increase the cost.
Solar Financing Terms
Most solar companies in Flagstaff have solar loans, which reduce the initial cost of installing solar panels. While solar loans make switching to solar energy more accessible for Flagstaff homeowners, they can also increase the total you pay for your system due to interest. If you make a larger down payment, though, you can avoid paying as much in interest.
Solar Panel Installation Company
The final significant cost factor you should consider is the installer you choose. Given the massive popularity of clean energy solutions in Flagstaff, you'll have a great number of options to choose from, but each comes at various price points for labor and equipment. You may notice national solar installers that have lower prices because of their larger brand name and access to bulk equipment pricing, or you might see small, local installation companies offering deals or promotions to compete with those larger companies.
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||$11,400||$25,404||7.7 years|
|8 kW||$2.66||$14,908||$34,165||7.6 years|
|10 kW||$2.61||$18,270||$43,071||7.4 years|
|12 kW||$2.56||$21,486||$52,124||7.3 years|
|14 kW||$2.51||$24,555||$61,323||7.1 years|
|16 kW||$2.45||$27,478||$70,668||7.0 years|
|18 kW||$2.40||$30,255||$80,159||6.9 years|
|20 kW||$2.35||$32,886||$89,797||6.7 years|
How to Save on Solar Panels
The company that does your solar system 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 difficult, we have some tips to help you, such as:
- Contract: Though reading through a contract can be tedious, it's important to do it fully so you can make sure you understand how much the equipment and services will cost and how part repairs and replacements will be handled.
- Warranty: Companies typically offer different kinds of warranties that provide different kinds of coverage. A 25-year, all-inclusive warranty is the gold standard.
- Reputation: Companies that have been operating for many years likely have a good reputation. This is important because it ensures that it will not only see your solar project through, but will also provide adequate aftercare and customer service, such as part repairs and replacements.
- Solar Panel Brands: Homeowners will have different preferences for panels depending on their roof configurations and how much efficiency they need. Even though there are many options for which model of solar panel you can get, not every company will have access to the exact one you may want or need, so make sure you peruse their list of offerings before making your decision.
EcoWatch's Flagstaff, AZ Solar Cost FAQs
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