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Top Solar Installers in Randolph Town
When going solar, many homeowners opt to hire a solar installer since installing solar panels yourself can be a challenging project. The payback period on a solar system will vary based on factors like your location and energy needs, but going with a solar company can shorten it. Your provider will be able to help you identify incentives available in your area.
Working with a vetted solar installer can help you make the most of your investment in solar. Here are our recommendations:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Randolph Town
Although the average cost of solar panels in Randolph Town is $9,076, your final cost may differ. There are many factors that can have a sizable impact on the cost of a solar panel installation. Below are some of the more important things to consider.
The size of the solar system you need for your household is the most important cost factor to consider. For every additional kilowatt you need, your total will most likely increase by around $2,940. The solar equipment you choose can increase or decrease your cost 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. However, higher efficiency could save you more over time on your electric bills. In addition, add-on products, like solar batteries, can bump up your total well above the Randolph Town average.
Solar Financing Terms
For some homeowners, paying for a solar system out of pocket can be challenging. Solar loans are available from most installers in Randolph Town, which can lower, or in some cases eliminate, your upfront costs to make solar more accessible. When considering your overall cost, you should also calculate the interest you'll pay if you choose to go with a solar loan. Also, paying a higher down payment can lower the total interest paid over time.
Solar Panel Installation Company
The solar panel installation company you choose will influence your total cost to go solar. Different companies will charge different amounts for the equipment and labor. 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 with an above-average 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||$3.06||$12,842||$21,803||9.3 years|
|8 kW||$3.00||$16,793||$29,400||9.1 years|
|10 kW||$2.94||$20,580||$37,162||8.9 years|
|12 kW||$2.88||$24,202||$45,088||8.7 years|
|14 kW||$2.82||$27,660||$53,179||8.6 years|
|16 kW||$2.76||$30,952||$61,435||8.4 years|
|18 kW||$2.70||$34,080||$69,855||8.2 years|
|20 kW||$2.65||$37,044||$78,440||8.0 years|
How to Save on Solar Panels
Since the kind of solar panels and the installation company you choose has an impact on your costs and your system's efficiency, production, and durability, it's important to pick the right ones for you. Here are some things to keep in mind to help with your decision:
- Solar Panel Brands: Not all solar installers carry the same brands of solar panels, so the brand and type of panel you want can play a big role in the company you hire.
- Warranty: A quality company rises above other companies by offering the gold standard warranty — a 25-year, all-inclusive warranty covering parts, labor and performance.
- Contract: Read the contract terms closely to make sure you understand the total cost, project completion timeline rebates and warranties.
- Reputation: The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a well-established certification organization for clean energy professionals. If your solar panel installer is NABCEP-certified, it most likely has a good reputation and is qualified to install your solar system. Another way you can research your installer's reputation is by reading reviews.
EcoWatch's Randolph Town, MA 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.