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Top Solar Installers in Tonganoxie
Although it's possible to install solar panels yourself, it takes extra effort and knowledge. That's why most homeowners choose to go with a solar panel installer. Plus, if you're unsure what kind of solar panels and equipment you want, a solar company can help you figure that out after a site survey and consultation.
If you're searching for a solar installer in Tonganoxie, the EcoWatch team has compiled a list of our top suggestions here:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Tonganoxie
There are many factors that can determine your installation cost, such as the size of your system, the equipment you choose, your financing options and the specific company that installs your solar panels.
Solar Equipment Size
System size is one of the largest factors that affects the overall cost of installing solar panels. That's why it's a priority to accurately gauge the size of the solar energy system needed for your home by figuring out your typical energy use. The solar equipment you choose can bring your price up or down by thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. If you choose the most efficient solar panel brands, you'll end up paying more upfront than if you opted for the most affordable panels. On the other hand, more efficient panels could save you more in the long run on your energy bills. In addition, add-on products, such as solar batteries, can bump up your total well above the Tonganoxie average.
Solar Financing Terms
Many homeowners find the average cost of solar in Tonganoxie to be prohibitively expensive, even if the investment pays off over time. Fortunately, nearly every solar company in the area offers financing options. Solar loans drastically decrease upfront costs in most cases, but they also result in a higher cost over time because of interest. Although solar loans make going solar more accessible for Tonganoxie homeowners, they can also add to 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
Lastly, the company you get to install your solar panel system can influence how much you pay. Tonganoxie's solar companies all have different labor costs and add varying upcharges to equipment. Companies that 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 cost more. It's best to do some research and find a company that provides the products, warranties and services you want 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||$2.69||$11,313||$20,006||9.0 years|
|8 kW||$2.64||$14,794||$26,965||8.9 years|
|10 kW||$2.59||$18,130||$34,069||8.7 years|
|12 kW||$2.54||$21,321||$41,318||8.5 years|
|14 kW||$2.49||$24,367||$48,712||8.3 years|
|16 kW||$2.43||$27,268||$56,251||8.2 years|
|18 kW||$2.38||$30,023||$63,935||8.0 years|
|20 kW||$2.33||$32,634||$71,764||7.8 years|
Solar Incentives in Tonganoxie
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. Since selecting a company can be difficult, we have some tips to help you, such as:
- Installation Process: When going solar, it's essential to keep an open line of communication with your solar installer. Make sure you understand how the installation process works and the project timeline.
- Contract: Read the contract terms thoroughly to make sure you understand the cost breakdown, completion timeline rebates and warranties.
- Solar Panel Brands: Not all solar installers offer the same brands of solar panels, so the brand and type of panel you want can play a considerable role in the company you go with.
- Reputation: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a respected certification organization for clean energy professionals. If your solar panel installer is NABCEP-certified, it most likely has a solid reputation and is qualified to do the job well. Another way you can research your installer's reputation is by reading reviews.
EcoWatch's Tonganoxie, KS 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.