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Top Solar Installers in Canton
Although you can install solar panels on your own, it takes extra effort and handiness. That's why most people choose a solar panel installer. The expertise that solar installers provide can be invaluable as well, particularly if you don't quite know what kind of solar equipment would be right for your home.
If you're looking for a solar installer in Canton, we've organized a list of our top suggestions here:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Canton
For many Canton homeowners, the decision to install solar panels rests on cost. However, the range of solar installation costs can be quite wide in Canton, with typical prices between $20,000 to $40,000. There are a few factors that considerably influence the price you'll pay, which we'll go over below.
One of the most important factors to consider when it comes to the cost of installing solar panels is the size of the solar system, which is measured in kilowatts (kW). The more power your household consumes, the larger your system will likely need to be. You can expect to spend around $2,730 per kilowatt in Canton. The type of solar equipment you choose can increase or decrease your cost by thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. If you get the most efficient solar panel brands, you'll end up paying more upfront than if you opted for the most affordable panels. However, higher efficiency could save you more over time on your energy bills. In addition, extra products, such as solar batteries, can bring your total well above the Canton average.
Solar Financing Terms
Most solar companies in Canton have solar loans, which reduce the initial cost of installing a solar system. It's wise to add the interest you'll pay in your final cost estimate. If you can afford to put more money down upfront, you can reduce your total costs and how long it'll take to pay back the loan.
Solar Panel Installation Company
The solar installer you choose to handle your switch to solar energy can have an effect on your total costs. There are about 3 solar panel companies operating throughout Canton, and each can charge varying amounts for labor and equipment. Companies that only sell products with high efficiency and therefore a higher price point — like Maxeon solar panels from SunPower or Tesla Powerwall batteries — so choosing those installers will generally come at a higher cost. It's best to do some research and choose a company that offers the products, warranties and services you're looking for and also is within 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||$2.84||$11,925||$9,135||14.2 years|
|8 kW||$2.78||$15,594||$12,485||13.9 years|
|10 kW||$2.73||$19,110||$15,989||13.6 years|
|12 kW||$2.68||$22,473||$19,645||13.3 years|
|14 kW||$2.62||$25,684||$23,454||13.1 years|
|16 kW||$2.57||$28,741||$27,417||12.8 years|
|18 kW||$2.51||$31,646||$31,532||12.5 years|
|20 kW||$2.46||$34,398||$35,800||12.3 years|
How to Save on Solar Panels
The company that does your system installation will affect the warranties and brands available to you, and it will also have an impact on your total cost. Since choosing a company can be a challenge, we have some tips to help you, such as:
- Installation Process: Make sure you're on the same page with the installer with regard to how the installation process will go and what you need to do before your solar panels are installed, such as updating or replacing your electrical system or roof.
- Reputation: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a well-established certification organization for renewable energy professionals. If your solar panel installer is NABCEP-certified, it likely has a solid reputation and is qualified to install your solar system. Another way you can verify your installer's reputation is by reading reviews.
- Contract: Although reading through a contract can be tedious, it's important to do it thoroughly so you can be sure you understand what services your solar company will provide and how part repairs and replacements will be handled.
- Solar Panel Brands: Different companies have various brands and types of panels. If you want a specific brand, make sure the solar panel company you're considering has it.
EcoWatch's Canton, IL Solar Cost FAQs
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