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Top Solar Installers in Rogers
Although it's possible to install solar panels on your own, it takes extra time and know-how. Because of that, almost all homeowners choose to hire a solar panel installer. A solar installer can also help save you money over time by offering warranties, repairs and system component replacements.
If you're searching for a solar installer in Rogers, we've compiled a list of our top suggestions here:
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Factors that Affect Solar Panel Costs in Rogers
Cost is typically one of the most important factors for homeowners who are considering investing in solar. There are a few key factors that affect your total cost in Rogers: solar equipment and system size, financing options and the solar installation company you choose. We'll discuss each of these briefly below.
The cost of solar panels varies by thousands of dollars due to a variety of factors. One of the key factors is the system size. Solar power systems that have higher efficiency or power production require better technology and/or more equipment, both of which can raise costs. For each additional kilowatt you need, your cost can go up by about $2,840. There are several different solar panel brands and the one you choose also changes the cost. In many cases, the brands that offer higher efficiency tend to also be more expensive. Additionally, the type of equipment you choose can affect your total cost. If you just need panels, your system will be much less expensive than if you also need solar batteries or an electric vehicle charger.
Solar Financing Terms
Most solar companies in Rogers have solar loans, which reduce the initial cost of installing solar. However, the interest on solar loans also adds to your all-in costs, so it's important to take that into consideration as well. You can always lower the total you pay in interest and sometimes even your APR by putting more money down.
Solar Panel Installation Company
Lastly, the company you hire to install your solar panels can affect your pricing. Rogers' solar companies all have different labor costs and add varying upcharges to equipment. Larger national companies usually have lower costs, but some local companies compete with them by promoting sales and discounts. While the smaller companies might not have access to specific equipment options like Tesla Powerwall batteries or additional services like electric vehicle charger installation, they might be cheaper overall.
Solar Panel Cost Data by System Size
|System size||Cost per system watt||Solar system cost||25-Year savings||Payback period|
|6 kW||$2.95||$12,405||$15,868||11.0 years|
|8 kW||$2.90||$16,222||$21,475||10.8 years|
|10 kW||$2.84||$19,880||$27,242||10.5 years|
|12 kW||$2.78||$23,379||$33,167||10.3 years|
|14 kW||$2.73||$26,719||$39,252||10.1 years|
|16 kW||$2.67||$29,900||$45,495||9.9 years|
|18 kW||$2.61||$32,921||$51,898||9.7 years|
|20 kW||$2.56||$35,784||$58,460||9.5 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 selecting a company can be difficult, we have some tips to help you, such as:
- Solar Panel Brands: Homeowners will have different preferences for panels depending on their roof configurations and energy needs. While there are many options for which type 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 take a look at their list of options before making your decision.
- Installation Process: One of the most important things to understand when going solar is the installation process itself. Be sure to clarify any details you should know with your solar company, such as what permits you should secure and what the project timeline is.
- Contract: Although reading through a contract can be tedious, it's important to do it thoroughly so you can be sure you understand how much the equipment and services will cost and how part repairs and replacements will be handled.
- Reputation: Your solar installer should have a solid reputation as a company and have proven expertise in the field. Two ways to check this are to look for whether a company has technicians that hold a certification from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and if it has good reviews from previous customers.
EcoWatch's Rogers, MN Solar Cost FAQs
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