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Top Solar Installers in Springfield
Trying to install solar panels yourself can be a time-consuming task, which is why using a solar installer is a good option for many homeowners. Companies can also have access to a large variety of the best solar panels and help you pick which one will be right for you.
You can get a free estimate from a local solar installer on how much solar panels could cost for your home. Here are some in Springfield:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Springfield
For many Springfield homeowners, the decision to install solar panels comes down to cost. However, the range of solar installation costs can be quite wide in Springfield, with typical prices between $20,000 to $40,000. There are various factors that significantly influence the price you'll pay, which we'll go over below.
The cost of solar panels varies by thousands of dollars due to a variety of factors. One of the notable factors is the system size, which is measured in kilowatts (kW). Solar power systems with better efficiency or power production need better technology and/or more equipment, both of which can increase costs. For each additional kilowatt you need, your cost can go up by about $2,730. Some solar panel brands — like Maxeon from SunPower — are more costly upfront but also tend to offer higher efficiency. In a city like Springfield, where sunlight is relatively abundant, efficiency can quickly pay off. In addition, 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 installers in Springfield provide solar loans, which reduce the initial cost of installing a solar system. Although solar loans make going solar more accessible for Springfield homeowners, they can also add to the total you pay for your system due to interest. If you put down a larger down payment, though, you can cut back on how much interest you have to pay.
Solar Panel Installation Company
The solar panel installer you select will influence your total cost to make the switch to solar . Different companies will bill different amounts for the equipment and labor. Additionally, some companies in Springfield are more knowledgeable about local solar incentives and can help you make good use of additional rebates or tax exemptions. Though, they may charge more for walking you through the whole process. Even if they cost more upfront, they could help you save more money in the long run.
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||$13,576||11.7 years|
|8 kW||$2.78||$15,594||$18,407||11.5 years|
|10 kW||$2.73||$19,110||$23,392||11.2 years|
|12 kW||$2.68||$22,473||$28,529||11.0 years|
|14 kW||$2.62||$25,684||$33,818||10.8 years|
|16 kW||$2.57||$28,741||$39,261||10.6 years|
|18 kW||$2.51||$31,646||$44,857||10.3 years|
|20 kW||$2.46||$34,398||$50,605||10.1 years|
How to Save on Solar Panels
There are many companies available in Springfield, and some homeowners feel overwhelmed considering their options. Choosing the right company for you can be tough, so here are some tips to help you decide:
- Solar Panel Brands: Each solar panel brand and type has varying levels of quality, longevity and energy efficiency. They will come at different prices as well. The company you choose has an impact on which solar panel brands you have access to.
- Contract: Before you sign a contract with a solar installer, be sure to read it through carefully so you understand the terms. Also, ask questions if you aren't sure about some of the terms, such as what to do if a component breaks or malfunctions and what services you can expect from them.
- Installation Process: One of the most important things to understand when going solar is the installation process itself. Be sure to align on any details you need to know with your solar installer, such as what permits you should acquire and what the project timeline is.
- Reputation: Make sure your solar panel installer has a good reputation by confirming it has certifications and licenses, checking how long it's been in business and reading reviews by past customers and solar experts like EcoWatch.
EcoWatch's Springfield, IL Solar Cost FAQs
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